Hazardous Drop-Box Program Grant funding for the popular Hazardous Drop-Box Program at City Hall, has been expended. The drop boxes collected sharps, medicines, and batteries at the City; also, battery buckets were placed at the El Toro and Foothill Ranch libraries. This program was put into service due to grant funding from the County of Orange. Residents can now take sharps and batteries to, Orange County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Center located at 6411 Oak Canyon Ave., Irvine, for proper disposal. For a listing of other HHW centers call 714-834-6752 or on-line at www.oclandfills.com
Mandatory Commercial and Multi - Family Complexes Recycling Law
This law is also known as Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requiring the state of California to increase its diversion rate to 75% by 2020. AB 341 also includes requirements for multi-family and businesses to recycle effective July 1, 2012. The City has been working with Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) on developing recycling programs. For assistance in implementing a recycling program, please contact WMOC at (949) 642-1191. Click here for more information.
For The Kids - The Adventures of Vermi The Worm!
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 earth 911.org 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. Earth911.org
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
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