Students Participate in Agoura Hills Recycling

The city of Agoura Hills announced Friday the opening of a recycling center that was the brainchild of middle school students inspired by recent publicity about Earth Day.

The recycling center in the parking lot of Lindero Canyon Middle School at 5844 Larboard Lane has four trash bins provided by an Agoura Hills recycling company, two for newspapers and the others for glass and aluminum cans.

Last month’s Earth Day festivities “got many of the students very inspired to get involved in it,” said Andy Pavley, a teacher at the school. “They more or less got us going on ‘Why aren’t we doing anything?’ ”

Proceeds from recycling aluminum cans will go toward activities at the school.


The new center’s location in the school parking lot means it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It opened about two weeks ago and is one of three in the city.

Agoura Hills also began a pilot curbside recycling program in two neighborhoods in November of last year. About 200 of 325 homes in the two areas are participating in the program, said city parks chief Joe Donofrio. City officials said they expect to expand it to other neighborhoods in 1991.