Collection & Recycling delivers all of the recyclables we
collect from Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga to
the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located in San Jose.
at our state of the art MRF enables us to efficiently sort your
mixed recyclable materials; this reduces the amount of sorting
you have to do. A system of conveyor belts, screens, electromagnets
and blasts of air separate paper from plastics, glass and other
materials. Sorted bales and bins of materials are then taken to
processing facilities before being sold to make new products.
of sorting your recyclables at our MRF is partially automated;
employees do handle much of the material. Please remember do not
put any hazardous or bathroom waste in your recycling cart, this
includes hypodermic needles and diapers.
School Outreach Program
new school year gets underway, WVC&R encourages the community
to share the importance of recycling with children.
offers classroom presentations to educate on the benefits of recycling,
reducing, and reusing materials. The presentations are geared
to the schools in Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga
and provide information on how to properly participate in the
recycling program, how the materials we collect are processed
and recycled and why it is important for the community to participate
in the recycling program.
feels that educating our children today on environmental issues
and concerns in a creative and interactive setting will create
a group of inspired, environmentally aware adults for the future.
For more information
on our school outreach program, please contact Outreach Coordinator
Kristine Dungo at 408-497-9110 or at KristineD@wcnx.org.
holds several contests for the schools in the Cities of Campbell,
Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the Town of Los Gatos to engage the
creativity of the young students in our communities. The winning
entries will be posted on our website.
Drawing Contest Fall 2014
Click to view Picture Gallery **
Schools Environmental Conference 2015
Go Green Schools Environmental Conference will be held on March
14, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose. The conference
is a one-day learning and networking event for the schools of
Santa Clara County. Administrators, facilities staff, parents,
students, teachers, and volunteers are welcome to the event.
on presenters and exhibitors, the Green Star Award application,
and registration coming soon!
for Students and Teachers:
Activities and Games
Kids – Recycling
Arts and Crafts
Books (Coming Soon!)
– Education and the Environment Initiative
Protection Agency - Education
America Beautiful – Waste in Place
(Resource Area for Teaching)
Clara County – Integrated Waste Management
Sources & Pathways Visualized by SCVURPPP (Poster)