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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Take Care of your Trash!

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Burrtec and the Coachella Valley Water District have come together with one big request: take care of your trash! Improper disposal of trash can have major impacts to the community including damaging infrastructure, blocking recycling efforts, and even harming one of our local threatened species, the Desert Tortoise.

In sewer systems like CVWD’s which relies on pumps and motors to move waste, flushing trash is a major problem that can create serious damage to pumps and other equipment. If objects such as “flushable” wipes and diapers clump together, they can get stuck in our equipment. This can cause damage and even destroy pumps, which could cost more than $40,000 to replace. Each year CVWD spends about $1 million maintaining and cleaning our sanitation system. A great deal of that effort is removing items that should not have gone down the drain in the first place.

Mixing trash with recyclables is harmful to our efforts to recycle. If any non-recyclables are placed in the recycle containers, it can contaminate an entire load of recycling. Dumping recyclables or even green waste into a normal trash container means it will end up in a landfill instead of having another use. Make sure you put your different types of waste in the right place—and if you don’t know, ask! Call Burrtec at (760) 340-2113 or visit our website at www.burrtec.com,

Leaving trash uncovered or accessible is an invitation for ravens to hang around. While ravens are fascinating and important creatures, they are also a major predator of the desert tortoise. By leaving your trash out, you are welcoming the ravens to the community, where they pose a significant threat to the survival of juvenile desert tortoises.

It’s easy for you to help. Cover your trash, separate your recyclables and never flush something that should be thrown away—that includes so-called flushable wipes.

The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. It is a family-friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit www.LivingDesert.org. The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services is a family owned and operated waste collection and recycling company, serving communities throughout Southern California since 1967. Burrtec specializes in offering user-friendly waste removal and recycling programs to serve residential homes, multi-family properties, commercial businesses, industrial centers, construction sites, and community events.

 Coachella Valley Water District is a public, non-profit agency serving domestic water, irrigation water, wastewater collection and reclamation services, regional stormwater protection and groundwater replenishment over a 1,000-square-mile area, including parts of Cathedral City to the Salton Sea communities. CVWD is a State Water Contractor and operates the 123-mile Coachella Canal to import Colorado River water to the region. An elected five-member board sets policy and represents the ratepayers. For more information, please visit www.cvwd.org.

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