By Chris Treadway
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 11:24 pm in El Cerrito.
Informational signs were put in place today at the new El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center, one of the finishing touches before the long-anticipated — and delayed — opening of the new facility on Sunday.
The city went to great lengths to minimize the carbon footprint of the center and maximize the kinds of material it will accept for recycling or (better yet) reuse.
And that effort hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Matt Hickman, who writes a blog about eco-living, touts the upcoming ribbon-cutting as one the highlights of Earth Day — not just regionally, but as a national model.
From his intro: “Is the coolest new green prefab project in the Bay Area a recycling facility? From the looks of the soon-to-open El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center, I’m leaning towards ‘yes.’”
We wonder, however, how much better the project could have been if El Cerrito was a location that got a substantial amount of sunshine.