County waste department to host virtual RivCo Recycles Summit

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is taking its annual RivCo Recycles Day celebration online in 2020, with the free RivCo Recycles Community Summit. The three-day, virtual discussion takes place, Nov. 17-19, and will cater to businesses, residents, educators and students.

This interactive webinar will devote specific days to business, residential and educational tracks. Attendees can sign up for the track that best fits their interests or needs and learn all about resources relating to those topics. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on each of the days and will feature conversations with industry professionals, live demonstrations and information about recycling.

The summit will kick off Nov. 17 with a business track designed to inform Riverside County proprietors and managers about all of the tools available to expand their recycling practices and comply with legislation. Topics include: food rescue, statewide recycling regulations and food waste reduction.

The second day, Nov. 18, will turn the focus from businesses to residents, as material will shift away from the workplace and into the home. Topics include mattress recycling, household hazardous waste management and a green cleaning demonstration.

The summit will conclude Nov. 19, with information designed for both educators and students. Teachers will learn tips and tricks about incorporating recycling into lesson plans, while high school and college students will learn about green careers. Topics include starting a school garden, sustainability efforts at University of California Riverside and green job information.

To participate in the free RivCo Recycles Community Summit, visit and follow the registration links included in the business, residential and education tracks. For more information about the RivCo Recycles Community Summit, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at 951-486-3200.

Submitted by Riverside County.