RHC recycling program ribbon cutting ceremony

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Rio Hondo College’s new recycling program occurred September 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Upper Quad.

After 20 years of hard work, the recycling program was created, and it was made possible by the Board of Trustees, the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corp (SGVCC), and members of the Associated Students of Rio Hondo College (ASRHC).

There was a good turnout for the ribbon cutting ceremony, as a few important people that helped get the recycling program created each made a speech, including Interim Vice President Teresa Dreyfuss, Student Activities Assistant Jasmine Lopez, ICC Vice Chair Kathelenee Reyes, and Senator of Sustainability Christopher Almaraz.

There were also a few significant people in attendance of the ceremony which included Vice President of Student Services Henry Gee, and members of ASRHC and the Inter-Club Council (ICC).

The new recycling program will help keep the campus clean, as well as generate revenue that will be given back to the college.

In the next few weeks, SGVCC will be putting recycling bins all over campus, and Jadco Container Service will be collecting all the recyclables in the bins.

So, all students and staff members should notie the SGVCC light blue bins, and then throw thier recyclables into that bin instead of the trash to help keep Rio Hondo College clean.