Reduce, Re-use, Recycle (RRR) Program
To provide a healthy ocean/beach environment in San Clemente,
by developing a community wide effort to improve the
quality of our local waters.
1. To foster a level of awareness and
involvement with all stakeholders.
RRR goal: To foster
a level of awareness and involvement in Reducing, Re-using
and Recycling through community outreach, by informing
and engaging a diverse group of stakeholders including
individuals, community and corporate entities. These
may include: county, city, businesses sector, homeowner
associations, schools, non-profits, churches, hospital,
2. To educate the community on the impacts
to our local watershed and foster a sense of ownership
and involvement in protecting those waters.
RRR Goal: To educate the community on the impacts of litter to
our local watershed and foster a sense of ownership and
involvement in protecting those waters.
Click here for Stephanie Dorey's Video on Recycling
Additional and More Specific Goals:
Litter reduction and Solid Waste reduction To assist
the City in educational outreach efforts to business
owners, employees, homeowner associations, schools,
City Facilities, and to bring increasingly more understanding
and support and resources to WTF efforts to reduce
litter ending up on our streets, in our open space,
in our storm drains and on our beach
Promote the concept of Litter Free Beaches!
Achieve a minimum of 50% reduction in solid waste going
to the landfill
track and monitor City’s
progress (and accountability) toward fulfilling AB 939
requirements, which is to reduce solid waste going into
the landfill by 50%.
To encourage best management practices, by promoting
RRR in partnerships with CUSD, for-profit and non-profits
holding Special Events within the City, and at City Facilities.
participate in Better or Blue Business Awards by having
a RECYCLING category, whereby we can reward and recognize
businesses for efforts toward reducing/re-using or Recycling.
To participate in Speaker’s Bureau by providing
recycling (RRR) information appropriate to audience.
To assist city in manning recycling booths at special
Hold Beach Clean-ups and Bulky Item collection days
Help develop Ad campaigns
San Clemente High School has come up with a way
to put old computers to good use that will benefit
the community. They collect old computers from companies
and individuals that are upgrading. The High School uses their website
to keep parents informed, to monitor attendance,
and for teacher/student communication. This is in
addition to using a computer as a tool for researching
and doing homework. The high school has youth (many
with younger siblings who will also be able to work
at the computer) waiting to receive a system, with
a modem, monitor and keyboard.