Environmental Programs News- Winter 2018

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December 2018 -- Issue 38 •  City of Irvine Environmental Programs • 

X-mas tree recycling

Tree Recycling

Waste Management will collect and recycle Christmas trees on your regular collection day between December 26 and January 18. Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half and all decorations (tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands) must be removed. Place the tree curbside. Flocked trees will be collected, but cannot be recycled. Irvine residents without curbside trash service can take their trees to Sunset Environmental to dispose of at no charge. Bring proof of Irvine residency.

16122 Construction Circle West, Irvine
Hours of operation:
Monday- Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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AB 1884 Straws Upon Request

In an effort to stop plastic pollution and reduce single-use plastics
consumed on a daily basis, Assembly Bill 1884 requires sit-down restaurants in California to only provide a straw when a customer requests it. Do your part to help stop plastic pollution by abstaining from a straw request when dining out.

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Tips for the Holidays

Holidays are the best time to connect with family and friends, but parties and gift giving often creates extra waste. Learn what you can do to keep the holidays as green as possible.



Free Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, January 26

In partnership with the City, Waste Management is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, January 26 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 early if truck capacity is reached.

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

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Control Your Controller

Wednesday, December 12

Learn from the experts! Basic sprinkler timer programming concepts and landscape techniques will help you save water and money. Explore popular weather-based sprinkler controllers on the market, discuss their pros and cons, and receive hands-on training. Registration for this workshop is limited to IRWD customers.

IRWD Multi-Purpose Room
15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
6 – 8:30 p.m.