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  • Changes to the Grey Bears Recycling Program
    Changes to the Grey Bears Recycling Program Grey Bears Chanticleer Campus no longer accepting Mixed Paper, Styrofoam, Cardboard, Appliances or any commercial loads. SANTA CRUZ, June 15, 2023­­— Starting July 1, Grey Bears Recycling Program … Read more
  • Grey Bears Named 2022 Organization of the Year
    Grey Bears was named the 2022 Organization of the Year by the Aptos Chamber. The Awards Presentation Dinner took place on Friday, November 4 at Seascape Beach Resort. This award acknowledges the hard work of … Read more
  • 2022 California Recycling Legislation
    This year, several new bills making their way through the California legislature are designed to fight pollution and promote waste reduction. Grey Bears is working with Senator John Laird on the first bill, SB 895, … Read more
  • Waste not, want not
    We’ve all heard the proverb, “Waste not, want not.” This old saw has its origins from 1576 in, The Paradise of Dainty Devices by Richard Edwardes, a distinguished lyricist and playwright who was rumored to … Read more
  • Reduce first, then reuse, recycle
    About 4.5 pounds. That’s the amount of trash the average American generates every day according to the EPA. And it adds up quickly. Based on that metric, in Santa Cruz County we collectively toss an … Read more
  • Make your own hand sanitizer
    If you aren’t able to find hand sanitizers in stores, you can make your own. Anne Marie Helmenstine, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, recently shared how to make homemade hand sanitizer. Ingredients: 2/3 … Read more
  • Get Ready – Listos Santa Cruz
    Grey Bears can help you get ready in the event of an emergency as we have seen this year. Email to get your information packet and File of Life, or call 831-479-1055 ext 226 … Read more
  • Redeem CRV at Ben Lomond Transfer
    Grey Bears offers California Redemption Value (CRV) buyback at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station (BLTS). We also continue to appreciate your CRV beverage container donations at our main Chanticleer and Buena Vista Landfill recycling centers. … Read more
  • Support Grey Bears with a Bequest
    A bequest is a gift specified in your will or living trust. A charitable bequest to Grey Bears has dual benefits. It provides a tax deduction for the bequest amount against the value of your … Read more
  • Key Foods and Cooking Tips for Seniors
    A healthy diet is important at any stage of life, but can be particularly vital for aging adults. Learning about the dietary needs of aging adults can help you ensure that you get the nutrients … Read more