The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC), celebrated the growth and continued success of the school district’s recycling program with a media event Thursday at Valencia High School. The event, which also featured student leaders from recycling clubs at Valencia High School, followed the recent acquisition of 260 blue recycling containers and 14 steel 2-yard locking bins that were purchased for the district through the use of CalRecycle grant funds received by the City and County.

To encourage more recycling within the school district, City and district staff began collaborating in 2012 on a beverage container recycling program that would benefit each of the district’s 16 junior high and high school campuses. LACC joined as a program partner, collecting recyclable containers from each school every other week.

After processing and receiving the California Redemption Value (CRV) from the containers, LACC distributes quarterly checks back to each school. The funds raised are used for additional recycling programs or projects for students. Due to the success of the program over the last few years, the City decided to purchase more containers for the schools, which are expected to rejuvenate and grow the program.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s recycling and environmental services programs, please contact Laura Jardine at (661) 255-4376 or by email at ljardine@santa-clarita.com.