recycling bins at rest stops in California
Citing the need for all Californians to work
together to increase recycling, the California Department of
Transportation (Caltrans), the plastics industries of the American
Chemistry Council and Keep California Beautiful (KCB) are working
to place new recycling bins and educational signage at the Gaviota,
Camp Roberts and Shandon rest areas.
Until now, there has not been a widespread
campaign that makes it easy for travelers to recycle while discouraging
them from littering. More than 100 million motorists visit California’s
87 roadside rest areas every year. With this expanded program,
travelers have more opportunities to recycle while they are on
“This campaign continues to call attention
to recycling bins at the rest stops, helping to increase recycling
and encourage proper waste disposal,” said Rich Krumholz, director,
Caltrans District 5.
In 2009, the public-private partnership between
Caltrans, ACC and KCB led to the placement of nine new recycling
bins and educational signage at the H. Dana Bowers Rest Area
and Vista Point, north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This year educational
signage will be placed on 18 new bins at the Camp Roberts rest
area and the partners will place recycling bins at the Shandon
rest area when it opens in the fall.