Long Beach recycle
Looking for a great gift for Dad this weekend? How about some space in the garage? Missed your chance this Spring to clean out your closets, garage and office files? You have another opportunity during Donation & Recycle Day on Saturday, June 20.
Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will jointly host the Eighth District’s annual “E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest” this Saturday, March 22.
Long Beach City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. City offices and services will adhere to the following schedule for the 2013 Christmas Holiday and the 2014 New Year’s Day Holiday:
George and Gracie by Greg Aronowitz will hang on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific through the end of the year. See the video below and listen to the artist talk about making this amazing art piece.
A sculpture depicting two humpback whales made of trash now hangs in the Aquarium’s Great Hall.
Councilmember Al Austin
Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association are joining together to host the annual E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest this Saturday, March 2nd.
The event will take place at Scherer Park, at the corner of Atlantic and Del Amo, in front of the North Division Police Station.
1-800-GOT-SCRAP is teaming up with the Southern California Auto Extrication Academy to collect cars that will be used for vehicle rescue training using the “Jaws of Life.” Cars are desperately needed so that firefighters can learn to expertly use the Jaws of Life equipment to safely and efficiently remove passengers who have been involved in major auto accidents.
Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal
Residents are encouraged to bring their e-waste, household batteries, gently used household items and sensitive documents needing shredding to the Second District E-Waste Drive. The annual event is always held after the holidays to assist residents and small businesses with their winter cleaning.
Photo by Lynn Friedman
The City of Long Beach encourages residents to take advantage of the City’s tradition of free “tree-cycling” services during the holidays.
“Traditions are an important part of the holiday season, and I encourage residents to take advantage of this free service and make “tree-cycling” a part of their holiday tradition every year,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is partnering with Sustainable Surf to turn Styrofoam waste into surfboards. The Aquarium will host a foam collection drive on January 14 to support the newly launched nonprofit surf organization’s Waste to Waves program.
California’s efforts to keep electronic waste (e-waste) out of our landfills climbed to a new height recently by recycling one billion pounds, and Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC) contributed to this effort.