FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2009
Michelle J. White, Facility Services
Anita Yoder, Public Information Officer
Where Does Your Garbage Go?
Announcing 2 Free Tours of the Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility
Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Placer County, CA.: Placer County and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal are hosting two free tours of the Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. The tours allow residents to learn about recycling and to see first hand how waste is processed to recover valuable materials including paper, glass, plastic, wood, yard waste and metals. The recovered materials are sent to other recycling facilities for processing and distribution throughout the world, helping to conserve natural resources. The MRF is one of the County’s key elements in meeting the State of California’s 50 percent waste reduction mandate; currently, the unincorporated Placer County diverts approximately 68% of its waste.
Participants also have a chance to win one of two 2-yard dump passes or a case of blue bags provided by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. Hard hats, safety vests and eye protection will be provided, but attendees must also wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. The free tours are open to residents in the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal service area and advance registration is required; children must be at least 6 years old to participate. To register, or for more information, please call (530) 889-6846 by August 25th or visit www.placer.ca.gov/recycle. The tours will be held at Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility at 900 Cabin Creek Road, off Highway 89, Truckee, CA, 96161.