Guam- The Great Recycling Roundup this past Saturday was successful in bringing out residents and organizations to drop off recyclable materials for free.
The event was hosted by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency and the iRecycle Program at the extra parking lot of the Agana Shopping Center.
The roundup is part of the numerous activities organized to celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day 2013. Earth Day is today, Monday April 22.
Program Administrator Peggy Denney says they collected two 20 cubic yard containers of plastics 1 and 2, one 20 cubic yard container of corrugated cardboard, a trailer full of glass, over 700 gallons of waste cooking and motor oil, and other recyclable materials. She is grateful for the support of their various partners and hopes to quantify what has been kept out of the Layon Landfill.
“It was…it was wonderful!” said Denney. “We had such excellent participation. And people were even calling after we had cut off cause we were kind of overwhelmed. And they said, ‘Can we still bring our stuff down?’ And we said, ‘No, sorry but we’ll try to do it again.’ I don’t know when.”
The Earth Day activities continued today with a wave in front of the Guam Energy Office in Upper Tumon. A full schedule of events can be found at epa.guam.gov .
The Recycling Roundup is supported by the Agana Shopping Center, GRESCO, Dewitt Records Management, Guahan Waste Control, SPPC and Pyramid Recycling.