East Cape Recycling is run by volunteers who implement a program of activities for recycling and environmental education.
A team of committed volunteers helps to process the community’s recyclable items each month in order to send them to the recycling center in La Paz. From La Paz the baled material is shipped to mainland Mexico for transformation.
We work closely with the Los Barriles Delegacion team providing them with help, support and advice when required to help improve our municipal trash and recycling activities.
We support local event organizers with their recycling and trash planning, working closely with the Assocation de Artes at their two art festivals. We’ve also collaborated with Rotary, and other past events like Lord of the Wind and The Los Barriles Dog Show. We provide the pick-up vehicles, trailer and gas as part of our support as well as Recycling Stations with signage for plastics and aluminum.
Our team collaborates with the Delegation during this incredibly popular Mexican beach camping and party week. We provide recycling bins, burn-proof platforms for beach campfires that won’t leave burn scars, and assist with post-week clean up. Thanks to all the community members who help pick up beach trash after Semana Santa and the whole year long!
A fundamental component to achieving our mission is helping both children and adults to understand the importance of protecting the environment.
Cursos de Verano
East Cape Recycling participates each year as a sponsor and as the environmental education coordinator of Cursos de Verano, a three week summer day camp program for 100 local children, ages 6-12, in Los Barriles. This is the only totally free summer camp for children in all of Baja! Using fun activities and games, we help the children learn about protecting marine life, what happens when our environment becomes polluted, how and why we recycle, and how they can help protect Mother Nature.
Photos of the 2019 Curso de Verano with the environmental theme of birds
Past & Pending
The Blue Barrel Program for the Beaches
Our team worked with the city government to purchase and label blue and white barrels for recycling and trash. We placed these along the beaches, and Theresa Comber & Shaun Speer donated a black 4-wheel drive Bronco for the Zoefemat team to drive, for collecting the recyclables from these barrels. We’re currently looking for a bilingual volunteer to help get this project back and running. Please email us if you are interested! email@example.com
Restaurant Recycling & #Desplastificte Turtle Rating Program
We’ve worked with local restaurants to help them recycle by providing them with recycling containers and removal of the separated and crushed recyclables from their premise. After learning about the tremendous success with the #Desplastificate Turtle Rating Program in Todos Santos/Pescadero, our team worked with local businesses to protect our community, wildlife and environment by identifying and promoting efforts to reduce, re-use and recycle.
Community Social Service
Each high school student must complete community social service hours each semester in order to graduate. East Cape Recycling has worked (and hopes to work again) with the high school administrators to create a recycling service program to help the students meet their community social service requirements and at the same time learning about protecting the environment.
Solo Para Mujares (For Women Only)
East Cape Recycling has conducted workshops for women so that they can reduce, reuse and recycle in their homes. The women learn to reuse materials to make fun handicraft projects, use recycling bins to separate and store recyclables, and how to compost kitchen scraps to help improve their gardens.