At risk: 160 MILLION POUNDS of mixed paper going into our waste stream. You could stack that 103 Mt. Diablos high!
A GLOBAL CRISIS
To date, Contra Costa County - along with many other counties in the U.S. - has found itself dependent on foreign help in creating a sustainable recycling program.
China’s new National Sword Policy has created a ban on importation of recycling materials, sparking a global recycling crisis.
In these times of crisis, we must make a joint commitment and share the responsibility of creating a viable solution to recycling within our community.
What can we do locally?
WeCycle is our way of making a difference locally to help our community work together towards a sustainable solution. Together we can meet the challenges of the new global recycling crisis and drive the path forward to address the modern needs of recycling.
WeCycle is our local promise as Contra Costa County to work together as a community towards a sustainable solution to recycling.
Recycling has evolved. Learn what materials are still recyclable and what’s not.
Cleaning recyclables is critical to keeping recycling out of our waste stream.