In 1989, Assembly Bill (AB) 939 was passed by the State of California establishing new mandates for local jurisdictions to meet solid waste diversion goals. By 1995 local agencies were to divert 25% of solid waste from being disposed of at the landfill. That percentage rose to 50% in 2000. As of the end of 2008, the Town of Paradise, through intensive community-wide recycling efforts, diverted an average of 56.8% of solid waste from the landfill.
Paradise Municipal Code Section 8.08.090 mandatory solid waste service regulations within the Town of Paradise.
|In 2007 the 10-year Town franchise for the removal of solid waste, recyclable materials and yard waste was awarded through a highly competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process to Northern Waste and Recycling Services (NRWS), located at the corner of American Way and Clark Road.|
In addition to weekly curbside service for recycling and solid waste, the facility is currently open and available to Paradise residents Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. providing drop off facilities for the following
- Vegetative waste: offering an alternative to burning
- Recycling Center:
- Motor oil
- Automotive & household batteries
- Scrap metal
- Sharps containers
- Beverage containers for CRV
- Used building materials for donation to Habitat for Humanity
- Printer cartridges
- Styrofoam (block only and clean - no tape)
- Mixed recycling
- Household Hazardous Waste free disposal of residentially generated hazardous wastes such as paint, household cleaners, fluorescent light tubes, and pesticides. Drop off schedule is limited to 9am-1pm on rotating Wednesdays and Saturdays, so check their calendar before you go.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 23:26