City Encourages Recycling to Help Make Surfboards

Malibu City Hall

The City will celebrate America Recycles Day with two waste collection events in Malibu by partnering with Sustainable Surf, Marko Foam, and Access document shredding service, according to a release from the City of Malibu.

One component will collect polystyrene foam in the upper parking lot of City Hall beginning Nov. 1-15 on Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The foam will be recycled and used to create surfboard blanks and other environmentally friendly surfboards and parts for the Waste to Waves project.

Co-founder of the Waste to Waves program Kevin Whilden estimates that over 50,000 pounds of polystyrene foam has been recycled through the program since its launch in 2011.

Residents can also drop off paper documents for secure shredding by Access on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The paper will also be recycled.

During the Nov. 10 City Council meeting, an announcement will be made to declare November 15 America Recycles Day, encouraging Malibu residents to recycle, reuse, and reduce more.

For more information on the program, visit malibucity.orgĀ