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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Electronics Recycling Added to Redwood City's May 3rd Spring Clean Up

Redwood City, CA - April 23, 2003 - A new way to beautify Redwood City has been added to the City's annual Spring Cleanup, taking place on Saturday, May 3, 2003: members of the public can bring their old cell phones, dilapidated computers, or other no-longer-in-use electronic devices for recycling, courtesy of BFI. The proper recycling of electronics is important, as the components can include materials that are damaging to the environment or our health. Bring your old un-used electronic devices to the City's Public Works Services building, located at 1400 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Woodside Road) between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 3rd.

Also beginning at 8:30 am on May 3rd, the Spring Cleanup will focus on cleaning Redwood City's creeks, waterways, and shoreline. Volunteers should meet at the Public Works building. After a complimentary continental breakfast to start the day, the group will be off to pick up litter, and remove/recycle debris, helping to keep our waterways clean and attractive. After doing their best to tidy up the waterways, the Spring Cleanup volunteers and crew will be treated to lunch as a small "thank you" for their work in helping to beautify Redwood City. Both the continental breakfast and the lunch are being generously donated by the San Mateo County Credit Union.

On the same day, Browning-Ferris Industries kindly sponsors the Great Mulch Giveaway. Mulch is an excellent addition to existing soil, and also makes a great groundcover to help with weed and erosion control. On May 3rd and 4th, members of the Redwood City community can bring two or three containers (trash cans, bags, or boxes) to the Public Works Services parking lot and load up with free mulch, starting at 10:00 am.

Twice a year, Redwood City's Pride and Beautification Committee holds these special volunteer cleanup days to focus efforts on beautifying a specific site or area, and to promote a year-round pride in Redwood City. Volunteers for these events are always welcome, and should call the above contact to become involved.

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Contact: Deanna La Croix
Office of the City Manager

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