2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM
The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.
Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't want to eat lunch.
Solid Waste Handling
Mark Bowers is Solid Waste Program Manager in Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Works. The department provides solid waste management services to Sunnyvale residents, businesses and institutions and operates the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT) Station for the cities of Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale.
Mark will give an overview of the services provided by the SMaRT Station®, including receipt of garbage from the three cities, diversion of recyclable materials by the materials recovery facility and transfer of the unrecycled portion to Kirby Canyon Landfill in San Jose; receipt, processing and marketing of compostable yard trimmings; receipt of recyclables from Mountain View and Sunnyvale; operation of a drop-off / buyback recycling center for the public; and acceptance of “Universal Waste.” Mark will also explain why the SMaRT Station no longer accepts plastic bags for recycling.
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