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New options for recycling in Mammoth

April 2, 2014

The Sierra Conservation Project, Inc. (SCP) and Town of Mammoth Lakes are pleased to announce the expansion of the current condominium, commercial and recreational area recycling programs in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

“This long-standing and successful partnership between the Sierra Conservation Project and the Town enabled us to submit and receive a substantial $108,000 Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Beverage Container Recycling Program grant to expand successful recycling programs within the community that benefits our residents, visitors and wildlife,” said Peter Bernasconi, Acting Public Works Director for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

The Sierra Conservation Project is working in partnership with the Town of Mammoth Lakes and CalRecycle to provide an additional 30 bear-proof containers to the remaining Condominium complexes in town that currently don’t have a recycling program in place. In addition, CalRecycle grant funds will enable SCP to upgrade all commercial bear proof containers at restaurants, bars and other business locations in town, including the enhancement and placement of recycling infrastructure in the Lakes Basin, and at key park locations in Mammoth Lakes, such as the Whitmore Recreation Area and Shady Rest Park.

Recyclable materials make up a large percentage of the waste produced in our residential complexes and businesses,” stated Brian Robinette, owner of SCP.

“These community-based programs aim to divert recyclable materials from our local landfill, while also educating our residents and visitors on the need for convenient recycling programs. We are confident that by providing start-up infrastructure for these complexes and businesses it will help make program implementation affordable and reduce the environmental impacts of each resident and guest,” said Robinette.

To register for the SCP and Town Condominium Recycling Program, please visit www.recyclesierra.com or www.Townofmammothlakes.ca.gov.

For additional information on the Condominium and Business Recycling Program, please contact Sierra Conservation Project at 760-914-0115 or e-mail Brian@recyclesierra.com.

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