Concord Disposal Service Offers Free Recycling Education Program for K-12 Students

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CONCORD, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Of all the lessons that children will learn in this new school year, there is none more important than respect for the environment. Concord Disposal Service, in partnership with Mt. Diablo Recycling, is coming to classrooms across the Mt. Diablo Unified School District with an inspiring free academic recycling program throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.

Concord Disposal Service--a subsidiary of Garaventa Enterprises and a leading provider of waste management services and green and sustainable business practices—will educate K-12 students with its new 5Rs on-site school program. Each free, California Standards compliant classroom program includes grade-appropriate activities focused on the tenants of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Respect the Earth. Grades K-2 can also request a visit from Mt. Diablo's mascot, "The Recycling Guy."

"Our mission is to inspire local youth to take actions that will sustain our planet for future generations," says Concord Disposal Chief Executive Officer Joseph Garaventa. "Providing free educational programs will help cultivate a lifetime of eco-habits that will spread throughout the local community."

In addition to the on-site education program, Concord Disposal Service provides free recycling services to all Concord school locations, and can work directly with schools to help improve existing recycling programs.

For an even more hands-on experience, school groups can come to Mt. Diablo Recycling Center's Pittsburg, Calif. facility. Students will get a tour of the 90,000-square-foot center, one of the largest and most efficient recycling facilities in Northern California, and see Mt. Diablo's "Big Blue" recycling machine in action. The tour also includes interactive games and a question and answer session.

For more information about the free on-site program or the Mt. Diablo Recycling Center field trip for school groups, contact Adriana Medina at 925-771-2721 or

About Concord Disposal Service

Concord Disposal Service is a subsidiary of Garaventa Enterprises, a leading waste management and resource recovery company with operations throughout Contra Costa County. Concord Disposal serves the waste management and recycling needs of businesses and residents in the City of Concord. Garaventa Enterprises also operates a state-of-the-art recycling center – Mt. Diablo Recycling in Pittsburg Calif. – as well as Discovery Bay Disposal waste management company in eastern Contra Costa County, Calif.. Garaventa Enterprises combines agile and responsive customer service with recovery and recycling programs designed to increase sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas.

Garaventa Enterprises is a family-owned business that has served the needs of East Bay communities for more than 80 years. The company is a strong and trusted provider in the East Bay, delivering excellent customer service at competitive rates. It offers extensive local knowledge, which it shares with customers and the community in the form of public education. Garaventa is a recognized leader in innovation and technology with an intensive focus on sustainability, green living, community engagement and philanthropic support through its Garaventa Foundation.

CONTACT: For further information: Jill Kipnis, AMF Media Group, 925-790-2635,

Source:Mt. Diablo Recycling