KAZB and Partners head to Bisbee and Benson for Environmental Roadshows

KAZB, ADOT Adopt a Highway Volunteer Programs and ADEQ are hosting two Environmental Resources Roadshows in Cochise County later this month:

• Tuesday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bisbee City Hall – Council Chambers, 118 Arizona St., Bisbee, and
• Wednesday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Benson City Hall – Council Chambers, 120 W. Sixth St., Benson.

KAZB staff will discuss their statewide litter prevention and beautification programs. ADEQ staff will share resources regarding future electronic waste recycling events, food recovery program, and brownfields grants. Adopt a Highway staff will talk about the process for volunteers to adopt sections of Arizona highways for litter cleanup. Representatives of each agency will give brief presentations, engage attendees in an open dialogue and answer questions during the two-hour event.

“Bisbee recycled 442 tons of waste materials in 2014 using 100 convenient drop-off locations,” said ADEQ Recycling Coordinator J.B. Shaw. “ADEQ hopes that Bisbee’s successful program, which started with one of our recycling grants, will inspire nearby communities to provide customized recycling opportunities that benefit their citizens.”

“ADEQ’s governmental and non-profit partnerships, like our state-wide roadshow series, provide environmental education and raise awareness by matching available resources with specific needs of our communities,” said ADEQ Director Henry Darwin.

Contacts:
KAZB Executive Director Jill Bernstein at executivedirector@kazb.org or (602) 651-1227

ADEQ Recycling Coordinator J.B. Shaw at shaw.joseph@azdeq.gov or (602) 771-5613

ADEQ Brownfields Coordinator Jennie Curé at jec@azdeq.gov or (602) 771-2296

ADOT Adopt a Highway Programs Patricia Powers-Zermeño at ppowers-zermeno@azdot.gov or
(602) 712-4620

About KAZB

Keep Arizona Beautiful empowers citizens and communities across Arizona to care for their environment through litter prevention, recycling, and beautification.

We accomplish our mission through affiliate partnerships, education, individual and corporate volunteerism, and philanthropy.