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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Rice, (209) 577-5495
Release Date: Monday, May 12, 2014, 3:30:00 PM

Special Event Recycling Trailers

The City of Modesto’s Solid Waste Division is very excited to announce we will soon be offering to bring custom designed recycling trailers, partially funded through a CalRecycle grant, to your next special event in Modesto! These trailers are designed to recycle cardboard and beverage containers in the form of plastics, cans and bottles. Each trailer has an overall capacity of 14 cubic yards or about 4.5 cubic yards per compartment. It will not be necessary to purchase or store any special recycling containers for your event.  At no cost to you, our staff will deliver and pick up the trailer at your event site and take the material to be processed.  Our special event recycling trailers are created to accommodate the recycling needs for festivals, concerts, sporting events, large school events, parades and much more – reducing costs for event producers and keeping recyclable materials out of our landfills!


The custom graphics on the trailers are designed with an educational component in mind. The process starts with properly disposing of your recycled products in specified containers which in turn is taken to a recycling plant for repurposing and ultimately is presented back to the consumer in the form of a new product made out of recycled content.  The cycle is repeated emphasizing reduce-reuse-recycle.


Having these recycling trailers at special events in Modesto will further enhance our City’s recycling efforts and commitment to increase our garbage diversion rate, helps reduce our carbon footprint and keeps Modesto in compliance with State law. Did you know that recycling a single aluminum can, saves enough energy to light a single 100 watt bulb for 20 hours or that five recycled plastic bottles can make enough fiberfill to stuff a ski jacket? Were you aware that glass never wears out and can be recycled forever? You can help make all this happen by being a responsible recycler.

The City of Modesto’s Solid Waste Division looks forward to partnering with you at your special event. For additional information on how you can have a recycling trailer at your next event, please contact Vicki Rice, Recycling Program Coordinator at (209) 577-5495 or


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