Mt. Diablo Recycling Summer Camp Offers Free Recycling Education to Kids This July

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PITTSBURG, Calif., June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School may be out for the summer, but it's the perfect time to learn about recycling and respecting the environment at Mt. Diablo Recycling's (MDR) second annual free Summer Camp. MDR is offering four separate sessions that will each include a tour of their 90,000-square-too recycling facility and recycling trucks, recycling games, an interactive activity about the 5 R's (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Respect-Recover), and a take home craft.

The camp sessions will take place each Thursday in July from 9 to 11 a.m. at their facility located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg. Calif. The camp is free, though reservations are limited to 25 children per session.

"Respectful appreciation of our environment should be taking place year-round regardless of whether school is in," said Joseph Garaventa, MDR's Chief Executive Officer. "Mt. Diablo Recycling is committed to offering fun educational opportunities to East Bay youth, who will be making contributions to our community for years to come."

Since 2013, MDR has been expanding its educational efforts in Contra Costa County through programs such as its Earth Day celebration, Winter Camp, and the launch of the first ever Recycling Contest with cash prizes for students. After the success of last year's inaugural Summer Camp, MDR is offering the program for the second year in a row.

To sign up for camp sessions on either July 10, July 17, July 24 or July 31, contact MDR'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 recycling and resource recovery company, Garaventa Enterprises. Garaventa Enterprises offers state-of-the-art recycling and resource recovery facilities and currently serves the areas of Concord, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley and Rio Vista.

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