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Free paper shredding event offered in San Marcos on April 14


The City of San Marcos and EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection will host a free paper shredding and electronic waste collection event on Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to noon at Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos. The event will take place in student parking lot 14 on Mission Road between Comet Circle and the United Methodist Church.

Shredding and e-waste collection
Participants are limited to two bankers boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per household. Items that should be shredded include legal documents, medical records, financial statements, accounting records, personnel files, audits, bank statements, tax records, receipts/invoices, canceled checks, business plans and credit card numbers.

Unwanted electronics will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, etc. However, no household hazardous waste (HHW) material will be accepted.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft strikes more than 10 million Americans per year and costs American businesses and consumers more than $53 billion per year — not to mention the serious financial and emotional hardships it leaves in its wake. Shredding sensitive documents with account numbers, birth dates, signatures, passwords and PIN numbers is a great step towards avoiding identity theft.

The event will be set up as a drive-thru and drop-off event. Documents will be shredded onsite. EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection is the contract trash hauler for the City of San Marcos.

For more information, call EDCO at (760) 744-2700.

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Christmas tree and holiday recycling EDCO to offer free tree disposal Dec. 26 to Jan 8

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Did you know that Christmas tree cause approximately 200 fires annually that result in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage?

EDCO residential customers can place trees curbside in their greenwaste container on the regular collection day between Saturday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 8 s at no extra charge. If the tree is more than 4-feet tall, it should be cut in half before placing it in the container.

A tree drop-off site will also be available during the same period at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Road. Trees do not have to be cut down if dropped off at this location.

As the holidays wrap-up remember to keep the green in San Marcos. With family get-togethers, parties, gift exchanges and holiday decorations, Americans produce approximately 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Keep the season less wasteful by using fewer disposable items and be diligent about disposing recyclable cans, bottles, gift-wrap, greeting cards and gift boxes in your blue recycling cart.

For more information about tree and holiday recycling, call EDCO at (760) 744-2700.

Community Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event at San Elijo Hills Albertsons

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Green Hat Electronics will be holding a community electronics recycling and paper shredding event located in the San Elijo Hills Albertsons parking lot on September 12th & 13th from 10 am – 4 pm. Electronics recycling is free with the exception of large appliances.

Paper shredding is $5.00 per file box and 100% of the paper is shred ON SITE at the end of the event starting at 4:00 pm both days. Paper and Electronics will be collected through out the event hours. Paper will be stored in 64 gallon bins until the shred truck arrives at 4:00 pm to shred all the paper on-site.

Call Jennifer Zouvas at (760) 803-0097 for more information. Visit our website at www.GreenHatElectronics.com. This event supports the San Elijo Hills Elementary and Middle Schools!

Items we cannot accept: alkaline batteries, light bulbs and smoke detectors

EDCO switching to new automated green waste collection carts

COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2014!
Automated Green-Waste Collection*

Startingmetal can in September 2014, current residential green-waste customers will receive a GREEN 95-gallon green-waste cart, please note that up to two additional green yard-waste carts are available at no additional cost. Residents with carts beyond three may request additional green-waste carts for a nominal fee. Use your green collection cart to separate landscape waste and other organic materials for collection each week on your scheduled EDCO service day and set out by 6 a.m.

*Only customers currently receiving green-waste collection service will receive a cart.

Click here for more information on EDCO’s upcoming automated green-waste collection! 

Recyclable Green Waste Includes
  • grass clippings
  • brush
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches
  • leaves
  • palm fronds
  • ice plant
  • ivy
  • floral decorations
  • Halloween pumpkins
  • Christmas trees (flocked trees are OK)
  • untreated and non-lead based painted wood


Place recyclable green waste directly into your designated green collection container. NO Plastic bags, please.


Please do not place any of the following materials in your designated green waste recycling container:

  • No plastic bags.
  • No kitchen scraps, fruit, trash or hazardous waste.
  • No animal waste.
  • No dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, sand, etc.
  • No treated or lead-based painted wood or lumber.

What Happens to Green Waste?
Green waste is used in a variety of diversion programs, including but not limited to land application and composting.

EDCO will pick up your old cans the week after your cart is deliverd.

WHEN WILL CARTS BE DELIVERED?

Automated green-waste carts will be delivered to all residential customers between September 15 – October 3, 2014

Automated green-waste collection will begin on your regularly scheduled service day the week following delivery of your new automated cart 

The San Marcos Planning Commission is scheduled discus zoning designation for old San Elijo Hills area recycling plant

The San Marcos Planning Commission is scheduled to hold its last hearing Tuesday 1/17/11 on the city’s general plan update. On the agenda is discussion of whether to use a former San Elijo Hills area recycling center as a movie studio or business park.

As the City of San Marcos winds down its two-year general plan update process, a series of public hearings will be held in January and February to get final comments from residents and other interested parties on the proposed plan. The final public hearings are slated for January 9, 12 and 17 (planning commission hearings) at 6:30 pm and January 31, February 7 and 14 (city council meetings) at 6 pm.

All meetings will take place in the City Council Chamber at 1 Civic Center Drive except for the meetings on January 31 and February 7. Those meetings will be held at Mission Hills High School, 1 Mission Hills Court, on January 31 and at High Tech High, 1960 West San Marcos Boulevard, on February 7.

These final public hearings come on the heels of 12 public workshops and more than 20 public meetings with the General Plan Advisory Committee to refine the city’s new blueprint for development, land use, mobility, open space, resource conservation and safety.

More information about the general plan update is available at www.ourcityourfuture.com.

City of San Marcos, CA: Free paper shredding event offered in San Marcos on Saturday

The City of San Marcos and EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection will host a free shredding event on Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to noon at Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos. The event will take place in student parking lot 14.

Participants are limited to two bankers boxes (10″ x 12″ x 15″) per household. Items that should be shredded include legal documents, medical records, financial statements, accounting records, personnel files, audits, bank statements, tax records, receipts/invoices, canceled checks, business plans and credit card numbers.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft strikes more than 10 million Americans per year and costs American businesses and consumers more than $53 billion per year — not to mention the serious financial and emotional hardships it leaves in its wake. Shredding sensitive documents with account numbers, birth dates, signatures, passwords and PIN numbers is a great step towards avoiding identity theft.

The event will be set up as a drive-thru and drop-off event. Participants will not be able to watch their documents being shredded. EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection is the contract trash hauler for the City of San Marcos.

For more information, please call EDCO at (760) 744-2700.

 

SAN MARCOS TREE RECYCLING AVAILABLE

Where trees go to die

Image by GavinBell via Flickr

SAN MARCOS TREE RECYCLING AVAILABLE

Central Drop-Off
December 26 to January 12
San Marcos Senior Center
111 Richmar Avenue

Curbside Recycling
EDCO customers may place trees curbside on their regular collection day during the two weeks after Christmas at no extra charge. Trees must be cut into four-foot lengths and trimmings/stands must be removed. Call (760)744-2700 for more information or to schedule a pickup for an apartment community.

San Elijo Hills production studio plans again put on hold

Union Tribune STAFF WRITER

July 25, 2008

Plans to convert a former trash-recycling plant near San Elijo Hills into a production studio for movies and TV shows are uncertain once again. In 2004, the San Marcos City Council approved the land-use change to allow the project to go forward. Despite rave reviews, two New York producers scrapped plans to develop a studio with a six-story office building in 2005. Last year, it appeared that a studio development was on track again under a new owner, San Diego-based Loma San Marcos LLC. John Bailey, who was leasing the property, had grand plans for the 190,000-square-foot building and the 14 acres it sits on.But Bailey is no longer working on the site, and his proposal also may be in trouble. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE UT ARTICLE