San Jose Achieves Ambitious Recycling Goal

San Jose has become California's only large city to achieve a tough 10-year recycling goal of diverting half its trash from landfills.
November 20, 2001, 10am PST | California 2000
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Preliminary figures showed that slightly more than half of what San Joseans got rid of - newspapers, cans, glass, motor oil and other items - was recycled last year rather than ending up in a local dump. If the California Integrated Waste Management Board ( verifies the figures, San Jose would be the first California city with 500,000 or more people to reach the goal mandated by 1989legislation. The deadline was last year.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

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Published on Thursday, November 1, 2001 in San Jose Mercury News
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