Recycle Often, Recycle Right: Community outreach to WM’s littlest customers in Baldwin Park

BALDWIN PARK, Calif.  Kindergarten students in Baldwin Park, Calif., got a treat  recently when Residential Driver Leonard Leanos and Curby the Recycling Robot visited  two elementary schools in the city. Curby is operated by Maintenance Manager Sean Van Niman.

District Manager Cheryl Lautman and Public Sector Solutions Representative Teri Muse talked to more than 275 kindergarteners about what items  can be placed in the recycling cart. The visit was all part of WM’s San Gabriel Valley hauling district’s recycling education program. Other activities through-out the year include recycling information booths at:

Van Niman operates Curby’s speech and movements by remote  control. A receptacle in Curby’s belly allows the students to feed recyclable items to him. When they do, each child receives a WM-branded coloring book on recycling.