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America Recycles Day, November 17, 2015
This short video highlights the fun and educational opportunities that took place at the CalEPA headquarters on America Recycles Day 2015. For information on waste reduction and recycling, or ways you can help the environment, please visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov. (MP4 | YouTube. 03:36) | Script. Recycle Green Center Logo (rotating recycle logo at beginning of video)--copyright ktreadwe.

 

Celebration of $100 Million in RMDZ Loans.CalRecycle ‘Check Your Number’ campaign kick-off event in San Francisco
Should motorists change their vehicle's oil every 3,000 miles? Not necessarily, since most of today’s vehicles can go 5,000, 7,500 or even 10,000 miles between oil changes. CalRecycle’s “Check Your Number” campaign encourages motorists to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for oil change interval, thus saving natural resources and money.(WMV | YouTube. 01:49) | Script. (2011)

 

Agua Mansa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Opening
Under a clear Southern California sky, a large crowd was on hand Oct. 29, 2008 for the dedication of Riverside County's new Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Member Rosalie Mulé, County Supervisor John Tavaglione (left side in photo), and General Manager Hans Kernkamp cut the ribbon to formally open the facility. "Residents of Riverside County should rightly be proud of this new center. You now have a state-of-the-art recycling facility to bring used motor oil, aerosol cans, paint, and sharps and household medical waste," said Mulé. "The Board, and I, thank you for making the effort to get this facility built and operational." The center will be open on Saturdays and can process about 200 cars per day. The collection center will accept all standard HHW materials, up to five gallons worth of materials per carload. (WMV, 02:20). (2008)

 

Board Chair Brown Helps Celebrate New State-of-the-Art Recycling Center
CIWMB Board Chair Margo Reid Brown presented a proclamation to Mary Garaventa at the grand opening celebration of the Mt. Diablo Recycling Center in Pittsburg, Calif. Nov 13, 2008. The 90,000 square foot facility is the newest and largest facility in Northern California and is capable of diverting more than 9,000 tons of solid waste from California landfills each year. The center is a single stream recycling process, residential and commercial customers can place all of their recyclable materials, paper, cans and bottle into one large container and the center will sort, classify, compact, bundle and transport all the materials to their next steps. (WMV, 02:10). (2008)

 

Two U.S. flags, burned debris, and house number 829 on sign.Angora Fire Debris Removal Case Study Video
On June 24, 2007, the Angora Fire erupted near beautiful South Lake Tahoe and left behind a devastating 3,100 acres charred and 257 properties destroyed. The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) was charged with implementing an unprecedented debris removal project. The CIWMB accomplished the clean-up efforts in record time allowing hundreds of residents to quickly rebuild their homes and their lives. This video captures these extraordinary efforts and the process taken by the CIWMB, County of El Dorado, and Governor's Office of Emergency Services. (WMV | YouTube, 16:39) (2008) Chair's remarks at one-year anniversary.

 

View of Santa Cruz Island coast.Santa Cruz Island Clean-Up
Thanks to a partnership of public and nonprofit organizations, a precious jewel of California's coast is being restored to its natural habitat. In April 2008, a major clean-up project on Santa Cruz Island was completed, accelerating an ambitious restoration project led by The Nature Conservancy and supported by the National Park Service and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). (WMV | YouTube, 04:40) (2008)

 

CIWMB's Chair Margo Reid Brown presents at the Chevron service station event.National Tire Safety Week 2008
Chair Margo Reid Brown kicks off National Tire Safety Week in San Francisco along with the Rubber Manufacturers Association, AAA of Northern California, Chevron and the City of San Francisco. The kick-off included conducting tire safety checks, filling air for all vehicles in need, and informing the public of the importance of regularly checking and maintaining proper vehicle tire. (WMV, O2:33) (2008)

 

Video clip showing Westley tire fire. Westley Tire Fire
KCRA Channel 3, Sacramento looks back remembering the devastating Westley tire fire. Green grass now covers the once scorched ground and residents reflect on their past tire fire experiences. (WMV, 02:36) (2007)

 

CHP on demonstration skid track.National Tire Safety Week 2007
event held at the California Highway Patrol Academy demonstrated the impact of properly maintained tires on gas mileage, tire longevity, and passenger safety. (WMV, 10:28) (2007)

 

Border Tour Video.Border Tour
In a unique partnership, CalEPA's Border unit is working closely with the Mexican government on a variety of issues to benefit both California and Mexico. This video was shot during a tour conducted by the Border Unit for CIWMB staff. (WMV,  04:24 minutes) (2002)

 

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