December 2019
~ Happy Holidays ~
SVR featured on PBS News Hour!

Our vary own Rip & Rot were featured on PBS Newshour on 11/27/19. Watch here to see how our new de-packager (Rip) and composting system (Rot) are helping reduce climate impacts from non-marketable packaged produce.
Woo Hoo! We're Famous!!
SVR featured on United Press International

The November 2019 Romaine Recall inundated our composting program with approximately 133 tons of packaged lettuce. Our organics crew has been working tirelessly in the rain with Rip to get the organic material out of packing and ready for composting and energy creation at Carmel Area Wastewater District. Thanks to SVR's efforts and steady focus on organics, we were able to divert this material from the landfill; saving landfill space, reducing greenhouse emissions, and utilizing waste as a resource!
New use proposed for contaminated romaine lettuce: the compost pile:  …”The Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority is diverting as much romaine as possible to either composting or wastewater facilities, Mathews said. Wastewater facilities utilize the lettuce to produce methane gas, which they then use to power the facility.”
SVR is Proud of our Accomplishments!

Check out all of the amazing work we accomplished in 2018-2019!

We know every dollar counts for our community. That’s why Salinas Valley Recycles manages your landfill responsibly – by saving funds for infrastructure and equipment, and not taking on debt that will cost you in the long run.

Salinas Valley Recycles cares about your community because it’s our home too. 

We invite you to review our annual reports and learn how we sustainably manage your landfill - without mortgaging your future
Are you trying to reduce your holiday carbon footprint?
 Wally answers one reader's question and has some tips for greening your holiday giving.
Holiday Tree Recycling
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