Environmental Programs News- Summer 2018

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June 2018 -- Issue 36 •  City of Irvine Environmental Programs • 

Free Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, June 9

In partnership with the City, Waste Management is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 9 at the Lakeview Senior Center. Irvine residents can safely and securely dispose of up to five banker-size file boxes (dimensions 24 inches x 12 inches) at a mobile shredding unit on-site. Event is first come, first served and will end when truck capacity is reached.

Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road, Irvine
9 - 11 a.m.

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Tap Water 101

tap water

Learn how Irvine Ranch Water District treats and tests your water to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards. Participation is limited to IRWD customers. Attendees must be 16 years of age or older.

July 10
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Irvine Ranch Water District
Multi-Purpose Room
3512 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

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Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program

lawn mower

Consumers can get a rebate to offset the cost of a new electronic lawn mower in a program available through the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Learn more about the Electronic Lawn Mower Rebate Program.

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Global Village at Orange County Great Park

Make plans to travel the world at the 17th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park. Visit the City of Irvine Environmental Programs booth to learn more about recycling, and get tips about conserving resources. This multicultural event features international cuisine, live entertainment, a kids village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace. Festival admission and parking are free. Get more information at irvinefestival.org.

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Southern California Edison Summer Discount Plan

summer discount plan

Earn up to $180 in credits on your energy bill with the Southern California Summer Discount Plan.  Flexible program options let you choose your level of comfort and savings.  There’s no cost to enroll or participate in the program and you can manage your preferences anytime.  Use these tips to save energy all season long.


What is Composting?


Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic matter. By composting your food scraps, yard trimmings and other organic waste, you are continuing nature’s cycle and speeding up the process of converting organic waste back into nutritious soil. For a list of composting events and workshops visit oclandfills.com or learn more at cityofirvine.org/ep.