East Cape Recycling Baja is 100% dependent on the support of the community for our activities. We operate on a shoestring budget. Recycle Day Donations, Movie Night and and other fundraising events provide just enough income to cover our expenses. However, to accomplish new projects or initiatives, additional fundraising is required.
See Activities for all of the details relating to our programs and initiatives. Below summarizes some of our funding requirements:
To pay for to the pick-up and delivery off our recyclables costs $1500 pesos each month. We ask our recycling community to donate $5 US/$100 pesos with their recyclables. However, the increased cost of fuel, and expenses relating to our Recycle Center and recycling projects, requires additional funding, which puts pressure on our finances.
Our education initiatives helping to educate both children and families in the region about the importance of recycling and caring for their community are costed efficiently but require investment as they often involve materials, t-shirts, transportation and occasionally external experts.
We work with local restaurants to help them recycle by providing them with recycle collection barrels, transport and the access to our center. We request a donation from restaurants and/or their employees to help on Recycle Day, however, even with this input, the management of the increase in recyclable materials at the Recycle Center stretches our resources.
East Cape Recycling Baja supports all the large-scale events, such as Lord of the Wind, Semana Santa, The Los Barriles Dog Show and the Los Barriles Arts Festival, with their recycling and trash planning. Providing Recycling Stations, the pick-up vehicles, trailer and gas is an important part of our mission, but it all costs money.
Our local Delegation does not have a fiscal budget for municipal projects, but rather looks to the non-profit organizations to bring about the resources for their realization.
East Cape Recycling Baja responded to the need for keeping the beaches clean by providing trash barrels for the beaches and contributing to a 4-wheel drive truck that can drive in the sand to collect the trash each week. This is just one example of the roll East Cape Recycling Baja plays in supporting our municipality and helping to protect the environment. Our funding is insufficent to meet these ever-growing needs.
The sale of recyclables, primarily aluminum, helps to cover operating costs. This income is welcome, and helps us advance our efforts to keep recyclable goods out of the landfill, but insufficient to meet the needs of our community. To help us assure a greener future, we depend on the generousity of donors to help fund future environmental initiatives.