Unfortunately, due to lack of reliable labor the four decade Rossmoor Recycles program that started as just a “paper drive” has ended.
There are a number of contributing factors to the program’s demise not the least of which is the huge decline in newspapers being delivered to home. Beyond that, many of the groups that used to provide the labor where using their efforts to fund their programs. Boy Scouts, local baseball teams, and many clubs have all benefited over the years. With the reduction in newspaper volume and the falling price of recycled news print has made the revenue generated not worth the time invested.
The Recycling drive became a community service with the dedicated volunteers continuing to run the event. As those committed volunteers became unavailable to run the event, it became harder and harder to continue.
We do want to take this moment to thank the hundreds of volunteers who over the years have put their time and effort into the Rossmoor Recycles program. You not only helped the environment, you also helped to save and beautify the Rossmoor Parks when there was no other funding source.
Times change and so must we…..It’s been a good ride.