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aroundtowr00. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle A short list of the do's and don'ts for throwing things away. By Ethan Bernard Bevedy HBs  Un It's not always easy to see how separat- ing trash may have an impact on the envi- ronment. The temporary ease of throwing everything into one bin may seem to out- weigh some abstract benefit that a check While on the con- veyor belt the paper is separated by friction; rollers come down and separate it as the other materials are allowed to pass. Magnets are used to separate the cans. Most of the other material is then sorted manually. Alter being separated the material is condensed for ease of handling and then shipped domestically, to South America, or even to Asia. Paper, cardboard, and some plastic are put into a baler which compacts the material, and then wire is placed around it to keep it in place. After being recycled most of the People should take some pride and be conscious of what they put in each container. -- John Garcia, Beverly Hills Solid Waste Manager to Greenpeace can solve. However, a look into the long process of recycling may change your mind. After it's collected at your house, all recyclable material is taken to the transfer station on 3rd Street. From there it is loaded onto trucks that transport it to Bestway Recycling Co. located at 2268 East Firestone Blvd. in L.A. Vice President Sung Kim describes it as, "a temporary facility where the material is separated, densified, or crushed and shipped to destinations around the world." Once at the recycling center it is tipped onto the floor and then loaded on a con- veyor belt. The whole process is carried out by the m.r.f.- the materials recycling facility. This is an ahnost completely automated machine that separates the paper, plastic, cardboard and glass that comes into the plant. products can return to their original func- tion: cans to cans, glass to glass, plastic to any variety of container etc. Understanding the process might make one reconsider a haphazard attitude to throwing things away. Beverly Hills Solid Waste Manager John Garcia says, "people should take some pride and be conscious of what they put in each container." The biggest problem in the with paper as it is the number thing that could get recycled, but often doesn't, especially in the multi-family residences. Another helpful tip is to make sure gardeners are disposing of green waste properly, and that all people responsible for upkeep are aware of the different kinds of containers. Garcia says, "kids are the greatest edu- cators of their parents as many parents were not brought up to be conscious of recycling." 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But, if you do wish to do either of the two, you will be required to pay a supplemental property tax which will become a lien against your property as of the date of ownership change or the date of completion of new construction. There is a formula used to determine your tax bill. The total supplemental assessment will be pro-rated based on the number of months remaining until the end of the tax year, June 30. The supplemental tax becomes effec- tive on the first day of the month follow- ing the month in which the change of ownership or completion of new con- Nydia Lavine and Denny Lyons struction actually occurred. If the effec- tive date is July i, then there will be no supplemental assessment on the current tax roll and the entire supplemental assessment will be made to the tax roll being prepared, which will then reflect the full cash value. In the event the effective date is not on July 2, then the table of factors represented on the fol- lowing panel is used to compute the sup- plemental assessment on the current tax roll. The supplemental tax is a one-time tax that dates from the date you take owner- ship of your property or complete the construction. Nydia Lavine and Denny Lyons are both Beverly Hills residents, have over 20 years of combkled real estate experience and specialize in selling homes in Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Post Office, BeI-Air and adjacent areas. For a free, no obligation consultation, call 310.599.9990. Website: www.nydialavinecom