One Stop Drop: El Cerrito Recycling Center

Topping the corrugated steel canopy is a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array that supplies enough energy to meet all of the site's routine electrical needs excluding process loads. Also on site is a 15,000-gallon rainwater cisterm (which stores water for reuse in irrigation and public-toilet flushing).

The center's popular reuse zone was given an upgrade and is now four times as large as it was before.

The 1,200-square-foot reuse area features custom wood cubbies and shelving to hold kitchen appliances, art supplies, book,s and spare toys awaiting reuse. And adjacent patio invites visitors to stop by.

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