Recycling is one of the simplest ways for you to positively impact the world we live in. It is not only beneficial to the environment but also to us humans. Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials, use of energy, disposal cost, and create jobs for the local community.
To help combat these negative effects, the City of Pomona has strict recycling guidelines: To reduce, reuse, and recycle, start reusing anything you can, recycle bottles, paper, can and clipping, and avoid buying over-packaged goods.
Here are some rules and regulations the City of Pomona has implemented in our community:
Household Battery Collection
Since batteries contain corrosive chemicals and metals that cause burns, batteries such as button cell batteries, double-A, triple-A, C, and D Cells are banned from disposal.
Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes
All fluorescent lamps and tubes contain mercury. Since mercury is very hazardous, disposal of fluorescent lighting is also banned. Breakage of these items would release mercury. However, you can drop off your lamps to specific retail stores, centers, and collection events.
Recycling of Tires
Recycling of Used Oil
The city created an Oil Recycling program that provides proper disposal and collection of filters and oil. The program will be developing education on material and conduct collection events within the city. All residents could bring a maximum of 5 gallons of used oil to certain local automotive in the city. Visit the link above to see where you can bring your oil, and the city advises that you call ahead of time.
Proper Waste Collection
There must be three designated bins for all the waste. Black bin is for trash such as food waste, animal waste, bathroom waste, carbon paper, glass, carpet, flooring, disposable diapers, clothes, mirrors, rugs, pool covers, toys, cigarette butt, cat litter, clothes hanger, drapes, and spongers.
The blue container is designated for Recyclables such as brochures, newspapers, cereal boxes, papers, glass bottles, phone books, plastic bottles, aluminum foil, cardboard, and junk magazine.
Green Container is designated for green waste such as twigs, grass, leaves, pruning, weeds, and small branches. A weekly collection is being implemented at 6 am from Monday to Friday.
Recycling is essential, and cities must take action and implement rules to make sure their residents treat the environment respectfully.
The amount of waste we as humans produce is increasing constantly due to the increases in population, wealth, lifestyle changes, and the development of packaged products, resulting in non-biodegradable waste.
Some of the negative factors of excessive waste include:
- In making different products from raw materials, a lot of energy is needed which uses a considerable amount of natural resources.
- Deforestation destroys animal habitats and increases global warming.
- Greenhouse gasses and harmful chemicals are released in landfills, causing pollution.
- Not enough space to dump waste.
- Increased financial expenses in the economy since making products from raw materials cost more.
Since waste is harmful to the natural environment and its people, we must take this problem seriously, and we hope you found this guide helpful.