Recycling at the City's Park and Recreation Centers
Since 1992, the City's Environmental Services Department has operated recycling stations at Park and Recreation Centers throughout the City. These recycling locations offer residents who are not able to participate in the City's curbside recycling program an opportunity to recycle and support the recreation centers at the same time.
ESD presents a check for recycling revenue to members of a recreation council.
The City currently operates recycling stations at 44 Park and Recreation Centers throughout San Diego. Revenue earned from the sale of recyclables dropped off at park facility recycling stations directly benefits the centers. Funding from this program has helped purchase items at the recreation facilities such as jerseys and trophies for youth leagues, gymnastics mats, tennis court nets, table tennis equipment, benches for basketball courts, brochures, and funded special events such as spring egg hunts and Halloween carnivals.
Since the program's inception, approximately 15,000 tons of recyclables have been diverted from disposal at the Miramar Landfill and $820,872 in revenue from the sale of recyclables has been donated to the help the Park and Recreation Centers.
For more than a decade, the City's recycling programs, which include the Park and Recreation Recycling Program, have saved more than $18 million from the City's General Fund.
What recyclable items are accepted?
Some people say they don't recycle because the rules are too confusing. That's why the City adopted the Keep It Short and Simple (KISS) rules for recycling in the curbside recycling program and at Park and Recreation facilities.
KISS -- Keep It Short and Simple
- Give us all your paper
- Your cardboard
- Your bottles, jars and cans
- And don't forget shredded paper.