Waste. A word that means “an unused or unwanted portion” but that also means “to squander”. More and more, Americans are awake to both the shortsightedness of squandering our resources as well as the problem of what to do with that “unused or unwanted portion” that can become poisonous as it piles up. Even desert residents, who have more open space than most, realize that excessive or improperly handled waste can threaten the safety of water supplies and endanger humans and wildlife.
Below you will find more information and resources on:
WASTE AND RECYCLING
Everyone, of any age or situation, can make a difference in the production and handling of waste. Recycling, conservation, and source reduction are all actions for which we can take personal responsibility.
Puzzled on how to proceed? The California Integrated Waste Management Board Website has extensive information and referrals for every kind of waste or recycling question, including where to buy recycled products.
For waste and recycling options, programs, and requirements in your particular area:
County of San Bernardino: