City of Eastvale Receives CalRecycle Grant
EASTVALE, CA (April 12, 2012) – The City of Eastvale is pleased to announce that our Beverage Container Recycling Grant proposal in the amount of $55,000 (2011/12) has been selected for funding by CalRecycle. The proposal was one of 40 awarded in the current grant cycle.
CalRecycle has $750,000 (FY 2011/12) and $1,500,000 (FY 2012/13) available in grant funding. A total of 69 proposals were received requesting more than $5,781,000. The City of Eastvale’s grant proposal was evaluated and rated primarily on technical merit. The Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program was extremely competitive.
There is currently no beverage container recycling taking place in the multi-family dwelling complexes in the City of Eastvale. All of the multi-family units in the City are targeted by this recycling project. There are approximately 2500 multi-family units in Eastvale which generate an estimated 113,000 yards of waste each year, based on statewide generation figures. Each yard represents roughly 600 pounds of waste and beverage containers generated annually which have the potential to be recycled. These multi-family dwellings generate an estimated 3,390,000 pounds of beverage containers each year.
The project goal for Eastvale’s beverage container recycling program is to recycle at least 80% of beverage containers generated by multi-family dwellings within the City and maintain at least 80% participation rate.
Using the goal of 80% recycling, the City of Eastvale hopes to realize 2,712,000 pounds of recycled beverage containers by multi-family units within the City each year.
California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship. Through landmark initiatives like the Integrated Waste Management Act and Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, California works toward a society that uses less, recycles more, and takes resource conservation to higher and higher levels. Our state now leads the nation with a 65 percent recycling rate for all materials, and today recycling supports more than 140,000 green jobs in California.
CalRecycle’s vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling and reuse goals in the nation. Through innovation and creativity, sound advancements in science and technology, and efficient programs that improve economic vitality and environmental sustainability, we build a stronger California.
About the City of Eastvale
Eastvale, one of California’s newest cities, began operation on October 1, 2010. Roughly ten years prior, Eastvale was a part of the world-famous Chino dairy area, home to thousands of dairy cattle and only a handful of residents. Today, Eastvale has an ever-growing population of 54,303 residents at the 2010 census. Roughly 90 percent of the city is developed and served by a variety of local and regional shopping centers. Eastvale residents are proud of their community and of incorporation as well as the chance to chart their own future as an independent city. Eastvale is a young and dynamic community in Western Riverside County filled with economic opportunity and strong values. The City Council values and encourages public participation in the governing process. For more information on the City of Eastvale, please visit: www.EastvaleCA.gov
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