HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) COLLECTION EVENT The City of Lake Forest in partnership with CR&R will host a Hosehold Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Collection Event for Lake Forest residents on June 27-28, 2015. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Location: El Toro High School, Student Parking lot at corner of Ridge Route and Serrano. Suggested time to arrive by beginning letter of last name: (A- E, 8:00-10:00 am), (F-K, 10:00-12:00Noon), (L-Q, 12Noon-2:00 pm), (R-Z, SAT: 2:00-4:00 pm), (R-Z, SUN: 2:00-3:00 pm) Please see the link provided for Acceptable HHW Items, What is Universal Waste?, Items Not Accepted, HHW Drop-Off Preparation, and Location Map. In addition, if you cannot attend this event see HHW location addresses for year-around drop-offs. HHW Event Information: What can be dropped off? Map, Drop-Off Preparation , BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors Debut at the Lake Forest Sports Park The Lake Forest Sports Park is about to get a lot more green, but not because of grass. The BigBelly containers hold five times the amount of refuse compared to a normal waste receptacle, and the Sports Park has four of them. The containers are made possible due to grant funds from CalRecycle Beverage and Recycling Grant. For the whole story and a picture select the Big Belly link BigBellyStory. More information on CalRecycle Website.
California Drought Friendly Plants: California's dwindling water supply is cause to reflect on residential outdoor water use. Check out California's top ten drought tolerant plants to use less water. These native, low-water use plants are perfectly suited to our mild winters and warm, dry summers. Top Ten #1-6 low-water use plantsTop Ten #7-10 low-water use plants For a more complete catalogue of plant possibilities, garden ideas, rebate information and conservation tips - access BeWaterWise: www. bewaterwise.com
Be a Water HERO - Save 20 Gallons A Day California's main water sources have been severely impacted by record dry conditions. JOIN the 20-Gallon Challenge today! Check out the tips below to learn how easy it is to save 20 gallons a day. Water Hero
Mandatory Commercial and Multi - Family Complexes Recycling Law
PaintCare Program: Recycle your paint The program will make proper paint disposal more convenient for the public by setting up hundreds of new paint drop-off sites at retailers throughout the state. The non-profit will arrange for recycling and proper disposal of unused paint.
Did you know that worms can help you throw away less garbage? Well they can! Vermi the Worm is squirming to show you more about where he lives and how he eats food scraps to make fertilizer! You can go on the full adventure with Vermi or you can visit certain areas within the adventure. See Vermi Here: Vermi's Squiggly Adventure Ready to Learn More - Then let's start the Game KidsBeGreen
Need to recycle something? Or find a re-use location?
Try Earth911.com on-line. It's easy, type What kind of product(s) or material(s) you have. Enter multiple items using a comma. Type in the Where, either your zip code or city. Then select GO! Your search will provide drop-off center locations that accept the type of recycled goods you selected. Where to Recycle
Garbage Can Be A Beautiful Thing - Urban Composting
Composting is the decomposition of plant remains and other once-living materials to make an earthy, dark, crumbly substance that is excellent for adding to houseplants or enriching garden soil. It is the way to recycle your yard and kitchen food wastes, and is a critical step in reducing the volume of garbage needlessly sent to landfills for disposal.
Slick Handling Of Used Motor Oil, Automotive Filters and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Everyone can help protect Orange County's natural resources by properly disposing of used oil by preventing oil from getting onto driveways, sidewalks, streets, and eventually discharging to the storm drain system. Use the link provided to access disposal sites for Used Oil, Automotive Filters, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) products. Also, find out about "Stop & Swap" locations where you can drop-off or pick-up partially used home, garden and automotive care products. Just another why to help the environment.
Now that MP3s and Blu-ray hi-def movies are taking over. CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes (and their cases) are going the way of the phonograph. Recycling these no longer wanted items is easier than skipping to the next song. Here's how . . . . . Recycle CDs, DVDs, VHS Items
Cleaning The Air That We Breathe
We offer the following suggestions on how you can join the South Coast Air Quality Management District in "Cleaning the Air That We Breathe." Together, we are making a difference. Clean The Air We Breathe