In recognition of America Recycles Day, San Leandro will host a recycling event on Wednesday, Nov.12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Marina Community Center at 15301 Wicks Blvd.
The event, open to San Leandro residents only, encourages residents to recycle pharmaceuticals, household batteries and electronic media, such as floppy disks, DVDs, CD cases and toner cartridges.
Residents also may drop-off mercury-containing items including thermometers, thermostats and fluorescent lights. Those who bring in a mercury thermometer will receive a complimentary new digital thermometer.
America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.
The campaign encourages consumers to buy recycled products. This year’s campaign theme, “I want to be Recycled,” is aimed at motivating residents to recycle 365 days per year.
Recyclable materials can be given a second, third, and fourth life to become something new if someone chooses to recycle.
For more information, visit www.recyclesanleandro.org, or call the City’s Recycling Hotline at (510) 577-6026.