Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: MAY 16, 2000

SUBJECT: FUNDING REQUEST FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AND LITTER CLEANUP ACTIVITIES

Staff Coordinator: Lauren Ramezani, Sr. Administrative Analyst

RECOMMENDATION

  1. Authorize the submittal of the funding request form to the Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling for funding programs related to beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities for FY 99-00.
  2. Adopt Resolution 2000- ___, authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute all necessary forms for the purposes of securing payments, and implementing and carrying out the programs.

BACKGROUND

Effective January 1, 2000, Senate Bill 332 mandated changes to the existing law governing the Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Program, including an appropriation for $10.5 million to be expended annually as payments to cities and counties for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities. The Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling (DOR), administers this new program. Funds are from deposits, California Redemption Value (CRV), collected from customers when purchasing different beverage containers such as sport drinks, coffee and tea beverages, water, distilled spirit coolers, beer and malt beverages and fruit drinks at stores.

DISCUSSION

Payments to cities are calculated on a per capita basis. The City’s share for FY 1999-2000 is $12,964. Since this is a new funding source and program, initially the funds are for eligible activities from January 1, 2000 until June 30, 2001 (18 months), while subsequent funds will be for a 12-month period. The funding request form and Resolution No. 2000- ___ must be submitted by May 31, 2000.

The following are qualifying eligible activities:

  • Support for new or existing curbside recycling programs, neighborhood drop-off recycling program
  • Public Education promoting beverage container recycling, litter prevention and cleanup (including purchasing items made out of recycled beverage containers such as recycled plastic)
  • Cooperative regional efforts for beverage container recycling among two or more cities or counties, or both.

Staff proposes to use the funds for these programs and activities:

  • Servicing and maintenance of the concrete recycling bins at various park sites. This will offset General Fund expenditures of approximately $1,500 a year.
  • Purchasing and installing picnic tables and park benches (made out of recycled plastic) at various park sites. In order to promote the benefits of recycling, a placard will be placed by the items indicating that they are made out of recycled material. The final quantity of tables and benches to be purchased may change depending on the aesthetics and durability of these items. This will offset General Fund expenditures of approximately $7,000-9,500.
  • Printing, buying and distributing public education and promotional material with costs ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. The final cost will depend on the two items mentioned above since offsetting General Fund expenditures is a higher priority. Some of the public education material are:
    • Purchasing temporary recycling containers for special events
    • Purchasing and distributing pens, magnets, and mailers to residents
  • Staff time for administering this program of approximately $1,000.

Staff has discussed these proposed activities with the DOR staff and has received preliminary approval. Unfortunately, some of the City’s other existing programs such as the Recycler of Month, Beautification Grants and litter cleanup at park sites, right-of-way and trails are not considered eligible activities.

ALTERNATIVE

The alternative would be to not submit a request for funding for FY 1999-2000.

FISCAL IMPACT

If authorized, the City will receive approximately $13,000 each year. This will help fund existing programs and fund new activities promoting recycling. No funding will be received if the alternative is approved.

Respectfully Submitted:

Dean E. Allison, Director of Public Works

Reviewed by:

Les Evans, City Manager

RESOLUTION 2004

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING STAFF TO SUBMIT A FUNDING REQUEST FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION’S DIVISION OF RECYCLING FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AND LITTER REDUCTION PROGRAMS

WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act that provides funds to cities and counties for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities; and

WHEREAS the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the program within the State, setting up necessary procedures for cities and counties or their designees under the program; and

WHEREAS, per Section 14581 (a)(4) E) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, the eligible participant must submit the Funding Request Form by the due date and time in order to request funds from the Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling. BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:That the Council authorizes the submittal of the Funding Request Form to the Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling. The Director of Public Works, is hereby authorized and empowered to execute in the name of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes all necessary forms hereto for the purposes of securing payments and to implement and carry out the purposes specified in the Section 14581 (a)(4)(A) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act and provide information regarding this program to the Division upon request.

PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED THE 6th day of April, 2004.

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ATTEST: MAYOR

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CITY CLERK