Give Thanks to the Earth November 26 and 27 at Free Mt. Diablo Recycling Winter Camp

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PITTSBURG, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As friends and families come together this Thanksgiving, Mt. Diablo Recycling is offering a fun, free way to educate your loved ones about the value of recycling at its first ever Winter Camp.

The free Winter Camp sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27 at Mt. Diablo Recycling, located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, Calif.

Each session for all ages will include interactive education about the 5 R's--Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect the Earth and Recover—as well as compelling information about the increased impact we all have on the environment each holiday season. For example, the Environmental Protection Agencyi reports that the volume of household waste in the U.S. increases 25 percent, or about 1 million extra tons, between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the 90,000-square-foot Mt. Diablo Recycling facility including the "Big Blue" recycling machine and "Big Wall-e" the baler.

The Winter Camp further includes a holiday reuse arts and crafts project that will be made on-site to take home. Project choices include a holiday ornament made out of reusable items, a bottle cap and tin can snowman, or recycled paper holiday cards.

To sign up for one of the free camp sessions, contact Mt. Diablo Recycling's Adriana Medina by phone (925-771-2721) or email (

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About Mt. Diablo Recycling

Mt. Diablo Recycling is one of the largest, state-of-the-art recycling centers in Northern California. It is part of the East Bay area's oldest locally-owned waste management company, Garaventa Enterprises. Garaventa Enterprises offers state of the art waste management facilities and superior services and currently serves the areas of Concord, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley and Rio Vista.


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