Palo Alto Recycling Center to close Feb. 1 Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Rich Green hauled spools of electrical cable, old VCRs and boxes of paper from the back of his vehicle, carrying them to the appropriate metal bins at the Palo Alto Recycling Center, located at the baylands near Byxbee Park. The trip could be one of his last to the 40-year-old facility.
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Posted by GreenTek, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Look for more dumping in the Baylands, sidestreets, freeway, and commercial/industrial parking lots. Someone will clean up the mess I guess. So much for Palo Alto claiming to be "the Green City". Now the almighty buck rules with an incompetent city manager and council. What a pity!
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm
This is so G-D stupid I cannot believe it. It is really nice to have a place to go to get rid of things and recycle them … and the land out there as long as the airport and dump are there functioning like they are now … too much noise and too much stink … there is not reason to open up a big park because no one is going to want to be there.
There are more people going out to walk at the baylands lately … but that happens this time every year as people resolve to walk more.
What Palo Alto should have done is to get rid of the airport and start a landfill there is it could be done, and maybe move the golfcourse over the stinky area which would give them a reason and constituency to get something done about the sewage plant.
Palo Alto is so incompetently managed it's pathetic.
Posted by toxiic waster very soon, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm
I'm hardly going to make a special trip to Household Hazardous Waste on the first Saturday of the month before 12 noon to drop off a burned out "energy saving" fluorescent light bulb--I'd be more likely to toss it in the garbage. These are full of MERCURY. Wish the city would now devise a method to put these in the regular trash pick up. I don't mean the long tubes, I mean the little spiral bulbs.
Posted by Michelle, a resident of another community, on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm
If you need a place to recycle your aluminum cans, glass bottles, and plastic bottles, there are rePLANET sites located in the parking lot of different markets. Palo Alto's is at 164 S. California Ave (next to Mollie Stone's)
Posted by Maria, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:44 am
My kids' school joined a clothing recycling fundraiser with a company called goodthrift. They basically pay our school by the pound for the clothing and shoes we collect... So it's a win-win situation. Better alternative than giving it to a thrift store. Their website: goodthrift.com
Posted by Ravi Karra, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Can anyone tell me where I can recycle styrofoam? And I do agree with the comment that it is quite cumbersome to go someplace that's open once a month to recycle old light bulbs. Wish they could pick them up like they do batteries.