Environmental Programs News - Winter 2019



Promoting Environmental Awareness in the City of Irvine

Holiday Tree

Waste Management will collect and recycle Christmas trees on your regular collection day between December 26 and January 17. 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.



Gift Wrapping

Creative Ways to Cut Your Holiday Waste

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, American household waste increases by more than 25 percent. Trash cans full of holiday food waste, shopping bags, bows and ribbons, packaging, and wrapping paper contribute an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills.

As we celebrate the holidays, it pays to be mindful of sustainable consumption and materials management practices. Here are some ways to have an eco-friendly holiday season.


green business


The City of Irvine is now offering a FREE Green Business Assistance Program designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive public recognition for their efforts. Becoming a Certified Green Business means implementing practices that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, diverts waste from landfills, and assist staff in creating a cleaner healthier environment for their employees.
Register at greenbusinessca.org
Congratulations to Naturepedic Mattress Gallery for achieving the first Irvine Green Business Program Innovator Certification.

shred event


In partnership with the City of Irvine, Waste Management is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, January 25 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.

Saturday, January 25, 9 - 11 a.m.
Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road, Irvine



The City of Irvine is developing a Strategic Energy Plan a sustainable, economically feasible, and actionable road map identifying effective measures the Irvine community can implement to improve efficiency and resiliency. The City is gathering input from stakeholders on measures that will support businesses and residents.

Monday, January 13, 5 p.m.
Irvine City Hall - Conference and Training Center
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606

Register to attend this public engagement effort to ensure your ideas and feedback are captured.

demo garden


Learn how to use your powers of observation along with trusted Internet resources to help solve garden problems, identify plants and deal with pests. We will walk through the steps Master Gardeners take when answering questions on the hotline. You’ll leave with a list of dependable resources and the skills to better diagnose your plant problems. Register for this free class.

Saturday, January 25, 10- 11:30 a.m
IRWD Multi-Purpose Room
15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine 92618



Next meeting will be on February 18 at Irvine Civic Center Council Chamber. Learn More