PITTSBURG, Calif., April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earth Day is not just a once a year holiday for Mt. Diablo Recycling (MDR), a division of recycling and resource recovery company Garaventa Enterprises, though it does highlight a reason to celebrate with the Contra Costa County community. MDR's 2nd Annual Family Earth Day Celebration on April 26 offers free family fun and will feature the announcement of the elementary, middle school and high school winners of their first ever Recycling Contest.
The Family Earth Day Celebration includes a choice between two separate two-hour sessions (10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) taking place, for free, at the MDR facility located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, Calif. Each session includes a tour of MDR's 90,000-square-foot recycling facility where participants will learn about the "Big Blue" and "Big Wall-e" recycling machines, an interactive education lesson about the 5 R's (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Respect-Recover), recycling games, and a take home craft. Families can also take pictures with the Recycling Guy and with recycling trucks.
To reserve a space today, in either session, contact Adriana Medina at 925-771-2721 or at Adriana.Medina@Garaventaent.com. Space is limited to 50 people per session.
Before the start of the second session, the winners of MDR's first ever Recycling Contest will be announced. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive cash prizes ranging from $50 to $500 live at MDR, and their winning projects will be displayed.
"There is no better time than Earth Day to share our passion for recycling and recovery with the entire community," said Joseph Garaventa, MDR's Chief Executive Officer. "In 2014, we are extending our education efforts among area youth to kindle a groundswell of even more recycling and recovery behavior throughout Contra Costa County. Participating in our Earth Day Celebration is a great way for families to explore the many ways they can make a real difference in the quality of our environment."
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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