Save the Berkeley curbside recycling program
  • Petitioned Tom Bates

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Mayor of Berkeley
Tom Bates
District 3
Max Anderson
District 4
Jesse Arreguin
District 5
Laurie Capitelli
District 6
Susan Wengraf
District 7
Kriss Worthington
District 8
Gordon Wozniak
District 1
Linda Maio
District 2
Darryl Moore

Save the Berkeley curbside recycling program

    1. Manny Hernandez
    2. Petition by

      Manny Hernandez

      Berkeley, CA

The City of Berkeley is considering terminating our curbside recycling program based on a a consultant report (read the full report here) which is seriously flawed (read a summary of the problems with the report here)

The Ecology Center urgently needs our help to save this community-based program:

1) Call or email your City Council representative today. Council members' phone numbers and email addresses may be found here. To find your district, refer to the district map on the City's website.

2) Do your best to attend the Berkeley City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 8th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

3) Sign this petition letting the Berkeley City Council know why you disagree with this decision.

4) Use your Facebook status update to spread the word. Here's some text you can copy and paste: "The Ecology Center is at risk. Please voice your support! Like their Facebook page (http://facebook.com/ecologycenter.org) for more details."

5) Above all, spread the word to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers.

 

The future of our the Ecology Center, the Berkeley curbside recycling program is at stake!

Update (March 6, 2011): a few people have pointed out that the City of Berkeley is not planning to terminate the city's recycling program but rather determining whether city staff or Ecology Center staff should do the hauling. 

This is indeed true. However, we remain concerned that the information from the consulting report is flawed. This means the decisions to be made by the City Council on this matter could result in a program that starts with the wrong foot and is set to face unnecessary challenges or (much worse) fail in the long run.

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    1. Help Save the Nation's First Curbside Recycling Program

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      With communities around the nation looking to cut costs any way they can to address critical budget crises, a lot of good programs are facing insecurity. One such program is the Ecology Center's curbside recycling program in Berkeley, California,...

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. Manny Hernandez
      Petition Organizer

      A few people have pointed out that the City of Berkeley is not planning to terminate the city's recycling program but rather determining whether city staff or Ecology Center staff should do the hauling.

      This is indeed true. However, we remain concerned that the information from the consulting report is flawed. This means the decisions to be made by the City Council on this matter could result in a program that starts with the wrong foot and is set to face unnecessary challenges or (much worse) fail in the long run.

    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Phillips BERKELEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please keep this wonerful service! It cuts down our garbage about 3/4 and should be encouraged, not stopped. I think the so-called

      expert's report is seriously wrong!

      E. Barbara Phillips, District 5, Ph.D.

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    • Bill Walker BERKELEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The Ecology Center has consistently been in the forefront of progress and innovation in recycling. They are in this because they care about the environment – don't give the contract to a company that just wants to make money.

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