Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte is encouraging residents to recycle in advance of a national recycling day.
The City Council is expected to declare Nov. 15, 2012 as America Recycles Day in Malibu, as part of a national call to action to focus on waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials and purchasing recycled products.
The declaration will be made at the council's Nov. 13 meeting and presented to students of Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School.
“We encourage all citizens to become involved in recycling activities and to learn more about a variety of recyclable and recycled products so that we may all become more environmentally conscious consumers,” La Monte said.
“By celebrating America Recycles Day, we can further promote recycling as an environmentally efficient and economically intelligent habit.”
As part of its commitment to stewardship, the city will host two recycling events at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, according to Olivia Damavandi, the city's spokesperson.
A shredding event will take place Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to bring documents to be shredded and recycled at no cost, Damavandi said.
A Household Battery Recycling event will take place from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30. The City will collect batteries in the Senior Center and in the reception area during regular business hours, according to Damavandi.
She said nearly 900 tons of bottles, cans, paper, and electronic waste were recycled last year in Malibu.