Find Out More About Balboa Park Recycling

We all need to do our part to keep our planet healthy and happy for our children and grandchildren. One big way that everyone can pitch in is by taking advantage of the recycling programs available in our local communities. In Balboa Park, one of San Diego’s historic neighborhood, there are multiple opportunities to make sure that you reduce your carbon footstep and contribute to the recycling movement. There is so much to do in this neighborhood and so much foot traffic, between the tourists and the families who come to enjoy the park and the museums, that it is important to be extra conscious of efforts to stay green.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It’s a nice idea, but many of us don’t put it into practice. Start by making sure you are sorting all of your paper, plastic, and glass waste for your recycling pick-up every week. The amount of energy saved by using recycled products will simply astound you. And for every ton of recycled materials that we can use, we reduce the amount of resources required to make those materials from scratch. That’s billions of tons of greenhouse gases that you can prevent from being released into the atmosphere.

Environmental Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership launched a sustainability program in 2007 to preserve the park and explore ideas related to best practices for member institutions in the area. These cultural organizations are promoting healthy environmental practices by finding ways to reduce power usage, conserve water, and increase recycling in and around Balboa Park.

Call Ahead

When you have questions about what kind of materials can be recycled, or how to go about doing so, call your local recycling center. It is a good idea to ask for details about pick-ups, extra fees, and hours of operation for drop-off locations, because you don’t want to be surprised at the last minute.

Community Center Info:

Balboa Park Activity Center

2145 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (858) 581-7100


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