Bakersfield resident, Cody Brown and his father, David, say that recycling is something every person should do.
Strata Credit Union hosted a massive multi-recycling event ahead of Earth Day, which is on Monday, April 22.
“Recycling is absolutely important for the environment because there’s so much material going into landfills today that’s super important to actually recycle as much as we can,” said Brown.
Attendees could shred personal documents, recycle electronics, donate home goods and more at this second annual event.
Organizers say that the event is meant to make recycling easier for locals.
“There’s a lot of stuff that we really don’t want in the landfills either. some of the home electronics and stuff that just can’t go there.” said Steve West of Strata Credit Union. “So, PC Recycle, they do a great job of not only safely disposing of it, but giving and using it and finding new life. That’s a solution that our community really needs as well.”
Recycling can even help prevent identity theft.
“A lot of it has to do with identity theft. You don’t think of it that way but the document shredding, we want people to get rid of that,” said West. “The electronics recycling, we want them to get rid of their devices that have sensitive data. we’re a stakeholder in that too and we want people to take advantage of that.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit CSU Bakersfield’s food pantry.