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Burbank Composting Workshops Help Reduce Water Usage

Free Burbank composting workshops will discuss ways to reduce water consumption during the ongoing California drought. Residents can learn how to use yard clippings to build soils, hold water and ultimately save money.

Photo Courtesy of Burbank Recycle Center

Photo Courtesy of Burbank Recycle Center

The Burbank Recycle Center (BRC) has scheduled several Composting During Droughts workshops throughout September, October and November at various locations and times throughout the city.

“We will be talking about using techniques such as mulching, grasscycling and composting to build soil and retain water,” commented Ferris Kawar, BRC Recycling Specialist.

“The average California yard uses over 50% of its water on landscaping.”

“When trying to save water during this protracted drought, it just makes sense to start in the yard,” he continued.

“We can help Burbank residents ‘pick the low hanging fruit’ of water savings by using simple techniques to reduce evaporation, return moisture and build soil so when it does rain, more of what we need makes its way down into the soil instead of running off into the street,” added Kawar.

The public is invited to the following workshops:
Tuesday, September 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Jefferson Elementary – 1900 N. Sixth Street
Saturday, September 20, 9:00 – 10:30am – Sheridan Gardens – 817 N. Hollywood Way
Thursday, October 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Disney Elementary – 1220 W. Orange Grove Avenue
Saturday, October 25, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Monterey High School – 1915 Monterey Avenue
Thursday, November 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Burbank Recycle Center – 500 S. Flower Street
Saturday, November 22 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Burbank Recycle Center– 500 S. Flower Street

Burbank residents with identification may also pick up a free compost bin at the workshop.

BRC asks for the public to RSVP on their website or by calling 818-238-3900.

Burbank Recycle Center to host Earth Day event on Saturday April 20

The Burbank Recycle Center will be hosting it’s second annual Earth Day event on Saturday April 20th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the BurbanSlide2k Recycle Center.

Last year nearly 1,000 people descended onto the grounds of the recycle center to enjoy gourmet food trucks, live music, tours of the recycle center, and to experience local sustainability resources available to the community. Free compost will be available again as well as complimentary paper shredding services. City departments will be promoting programs such as: energy and water rebates, renewable energy initiatives, free tree programs, rain barrel rebates, transportation projects, landscaping resources, free compost bins and oil buckets, Parks & Rec programs and the Sustainability Commission will be on hand to describe their current projects. There will be organizations to explain water issues in our area and even a resident giving away home-made rain barrels. The latest electric vehicles will be on display including an electric motorcycle. Bicycle organizations will be on hand to talk about bike safety and maintenance classes, bike restoration programs, safe routes to school, and there will even be short workshops on how to fix a flat. Gardeners can find out more about the Farmer’s Market, Master Gardeners’ program, as well as the school garden programs that are growing in Burbank.

This year we are featuring an all new “Kid’s Corner” with a myriad of arts & crafts utilizing recycled materials. There will also be face painting, photo booths, games, a mini recycle truck, music and more. Adults can enjoy the complimentary coffee and tea served up all day by Starbucks volunteers in the shade of the comfy café. Cups will be available but guests are asked to remember to bring their reusable water bottles and coffee mugs to save on dish washing.

Slide7Guests will have an opportunity to guess the number of recyclable items in a giant Plexiglas cube to win a new Kindle Fire. Other opportunity drawing prizes include an iPod shuffle, gift certificates to local restaurants, Starlight Bowl tickets and bowling passes.

Feel free to visit our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BurbankRecycleCenter) page and click “like” to receive an additional opportunity drawing entry for a chance to win any of the amazing prizes.

The event will take place rain or shine. Parking can be found on the street and at the Public Works Yard parking lot on Verdugo between Lake and S Varney but guests are encouraged to bike, walk, bus, or carpool to the event to reduce congestion and to experience Burbank in a new way.

Burbank Recycle Center to No Longer Pay Residents CRV Value

Beginning December 27, 2011 the Burbank Recycle Center will no longer pay the California Redemption Value (CRV) for bottles and Cans. Instead, the Center will pay scrap value only for beverage containers.

Visitors will receive substantially smaller payments. It is unknown when the California Redemption Value (CRV) will be reinstated at the Recycle Center. Bottles and cans may be redeemed for full CRV value at the following center:

re PLANET 1100 North San Fernando Blvd. Burbank (951) 520-1700