FEATURES

CURE Program

Riverside's waste reduction and recycling programs have allowed the City to divert 69% of its waste from landfills since 2010.

In 2007, Riverside exceeded the State’s target waste diversion rate, and the City is well on its way to reducing waste by 75% before 2020. The City’s Cleaning Up Riverside’s Environment (CURE) program, which provides bulky item pickup as well as hazardous and electronic waste removal, has collected over 13,000 tons of hard-to-dispose-of waste since 2003. CURE’s educational programs have also led to an increase in recycling and backyard composting, while the local dump turns organic waste into mulch, dispensed to the community at no charge.

The City has managed to curb plastic and paper grocery bag waste through the distribution of over 80,000 reusable green bags since 2007. 

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