Guam EPA and the iRecycle Program partnering to host the first Great Recycling Roundup

16 April 2013

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is partnering with the iRecycle Program to host the first Great Recycling Roundup in Guam.

The Great Recycling Roundup will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Agana Shopping Center extra parking lot. Residents and organizations are encouraged to bring:

  • aluminum
  • plastics 1 and 2
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • glass
  • steel food cans, Mr. Browns cans
  • fluorescent light bulbs
  • cooking oil
  • used motor oil

“This is one of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day. Everyone has something that can be recycled at their home and this is a free and easy way to make sure those items become a resource rather than part of the waste stream,” said Administrator Eric M. Palacios. “This is a great example of government, private and nonprofit groups working together to provide a community service. This type of event can help all of us recycle more and reduce the amount headed to the landfill.”

The event was started by iRecycle as part of Earth Day 2013 activities.

“iRecycle is happy to coordinate this type of activity as it highlights the fact that many things can easily be recycled in Guam,” said iRecycle Program Administrator Peggy Denney. “Our goal is to help families reduce the amount of waste they create, reuse as much as possible and recycle anything left after that. This is a great way to learn what can be recycled in Guam and why it is important to reduce waste at home, school and workplaces.”

Residents can bring any recyclable material to the event and drop it with volunteers for free. There is no limit to the amount of recyclable materials you can bring. Large wastes, household waste like trash, and household hazardous waste like batteries or paint thinner, will not be accepted.

A complete checklist for families to use in preparation for the Roundup will be available later today or by emailing sabrina.cruzsablan@epa.guam.gov.

The Roundup is sponsored by Guam EPA, the iRecycle Program and supported by the Agana Shopping Center, GRESCO, Dewitt Records Management, Guahan Waste Control, SPPC and Pyramid Recycling.

For an interview about this topic or for more information about Earth Day 2013, contact Public Information Officer Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at 300-4761/988-7582 or email TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov.