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March 2018 -- Issue 35  •  City of Irvine Environmental Programs • 

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Free Used Oil Filter Exchange

Exchange your used oil filter for a free replacement. Please drain your filter for at least 24 hours. One filter per person.

April 14 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
O'Reilly Auto Parts
15315 Culver Drive, Suite 170
Irvine 92604

Used oil containers are available at Irvine City Hall.

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Earth Hour

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside one hour to switch off their lights, this year Earth Hour is on March 24 at 8:30 p.m. Do your part to conserve energy and save money by following these tips.

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Free Compost For Irvine Residents

In honor of International Compost Awareness Week, Tierra Verde Industries is providing free compost to Irvine residents in exchange for greenwaste. Drop off greenwaste free of charge and receive up to three pre-packaged bags (20 lbs. per bag) of free compost.

May 12 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tierra Verde Industries
8065 Marine Way Irvine

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May is Bike Month

Join OCTA to celebrate National Bike Month in May with local events, bicycling promotions and more. Orange County has an expansive bikeway network that offers safe and scenic cycling from the beach to the foothills. Whether you bike to work or school, for exercise or recreation, bicycling is a fun, healthy and efficient way to travel in Orange County. Click here for more information on Bike Month and a recap of last year’s event.

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Exploring Bommer: It’s all about the Earth…Day Hike

Celebrate Earth Day on April 21 with a fun hike in the wilds of the Irvine Open Space Preserve. We’ll explore the uniqueness of Bommer Canyon and what makes it such a special place, discussing its past, present and future while enjoying the spectacular views and beautiful trails. To learn more about the Earth Day event click here.

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Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online. During the month of April take the pledge to support Irvine in conserving water. Check the City's status often and encourage your friends and family to participate by visiting mywaterpledge.com

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. For more information, visit the Department of Justice website.