Enjoy Free Family Fun on RivCo Recycles Day

Everyone is invited to RivCo Recycles Day in the Resource Garden at the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources (14310 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley) on Saturday (11/10) 10 from 10 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

In honor of America Recycles Day, Riverside County is celebrating all the ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle with demonstrations, games, prizes and activities that will be fun and informative for the whole family.  Admission to the event, held in partnership with the City of Moreno Valley, is free.

The garden and surrounding area will be filled with exhibitors demonstrating quick “how to” sessions on Composting, Green Cleaning, Vermicomposting, Recycling and Food Waste.  In the middle of the garden, under the big, blue canopy, will be the Kids Activity Zone.  The Kids Activity Zone will include crafts, gardening and games made from reused materials.  Nearby will be the Recycle House, a make-believe house that teaches real recycling habits, and Touch-a-Truck, a supervised area where kids put on a hard hat and safety vest before climbing in the driver’s seat of some of the department’s trucks.

Families can also wander through the Resource Garden, opened in November 2017 as a drought tolerant natural space constructed in large part from found and donated items.  The Resource Garden includes a Demonstration Garden, Worm Shed, Herb Garden and a Compost Demonstration Area plus art and hardscape made from recycled materials.  The day also includes free drawings for prizes, held every 30 minutes, and an outdoor eating area lined with food trucks.

The department operates the county landfills and offers this event to show how easy it can be to recycle and reduce waste going to landfills.  For more information about RivCo Recycles Day, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or visit www.rcwaste.org.

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