Pile of recycled trash. Courtesy/Freidman Recycling Company
Join the Environmental Sustainability Board for a presentation by recycling extraordinaire, Mike Smith, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Municipal Building, Room #110.
Special guest speaker, Mike Smith, of Freidman Recycling Company (the County’s recycling contractor) will discuss how Los Alamos County residents and businesses can improve their recycling efforts, and will answer the public’s recycling questions. Smith also will discuss the global recycling market and how it directly impacts Los Alamos County.
Friedman Recycling Company has enhanced the recycle stream for all New Mexicans by accepting single-stream recycling. With this great program, Los Alamos County was able to expand their curb-side recycle program to accept all paper, plastics #1 through #7, tin, aluminum, cardboard, pots and pans, rigid plastics, and books.
In 2014, Los Alamos County recycled 1,615 tons of material. This is equivalent to three fully loaded Boeing 747’s.
For more information about the presentation, contact Environmental Sustainability Board staff liaison, Angelica Gurule at 505.662.8383.