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Military Recognition Program

La Verne wants to continue to show their pride and respect for the brave men and women that are serving in all the military branches. The Recognition Program consists of three parts: a photo display case; street banners and community outreach. If you know of a La Verne Resident that is currently serving, please share this with their family so they can have them represented. 

Download the pdf Military Recognition Form (83 KB) and return to:

Jennee Cubak, Community Services
3680 "D" Street, La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 596-8776
Fax - (909) 392-3937
E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Used Oil & Filter Recycling

Did you know that each year people who change their own motor oil dispose of over 180 million gallons of oil illegally? If you change your own motor oil, do the City a favor and recycle it. The City of La Verne offers 2 convenient recycling options for used motor oil and filters.

CURBSIDE COLLECTION
Place your used oil in a screw-top container and leave it at curbside on your regular trash day for pick-up. You may leave up to two 1-gallon containers on any given week.

 

COLLECTION CENTERS
Take your used oil to any of the following certified collection centers for recycling:

  • AUTO ZONE
    1410 Foothill Blvd., La Verne, CA 91750
    596-0801
  • FIRESTONE
    2019 Bonita Ave., La Verne, CA 91750
    593-1516
  • QUICKIE'S OIL CHANGE
    914 Foothill Blvd., La Verne, CA 91750
    599-5823

The used oil recycling centers offer $0.16 per gallon of used oil returned. Be sure to contact the centers for hours of operation and amount of used oil accepted.

For additional information about used oil and filter recycling contact the customer service division at 596-8744.

Many other automobile fluids can be recycled at periodic LA County Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Events. For more information about accepted materials and upcoming roundups, please visit: http://www.cityoflaverne.org/index.php/services/environmental-programs/hhw

Community Senior Services

A private non-profit organization whose mission is to promote independence and enhance the quality of life for seniors by providing services.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers opportunities for seniors to use their talents and experience in community services ranging from tutoring to delivering meals to the home-bound.

Senior Employment Program assists seniors to find employment (mostly part-time).

Get About Transportation is a door-to-door transportation system for the elderly and disabled residents. In-home Respite provides support for the caregivers of the frail elderly. Respite Center provides part time day care for frail or confused elderly who are mobile. Senior Peer Counseling assist seniors to find acceptable and satisfying solutions to problems. Valley News for Seniors provides valuable information about senior services, activities, and opportunities.

Address: 141 South Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-9900
Fax: (909) 621-9914
Senior Help Line: (909) 625-4600
Website: www.communityseniorservices.org

 

Shopping Smart

Did you know that one of your most favorite activities could potentially have adverse effects on the environment? Shopping is an activity that can potentially have a tremendous impact on the amount of trash that is sent to landfills. Taking into consideration the amount of trash being sent to landfills on a daily basis, buying recycled content products is a smart decision.

Buying recycled content products help to divert materials from our landfills and protects the environment. When you go shopping remember to keep in mind the effects of your purchase on the environment. Items with excess packaging and products with a short life span uses up valuable resources and create more waste. Keep these considerations in mind the next time you're at the grocery store:

 

Avoid excessive packaging

  • Buy products in the largest size that you and your family can use
  • Buy juices in concentrate form and use reusable containers instead of single serving packages.
  • Save money by buying bottled water in a large plastic jug instead of six packs of 16 ounce bottles.
  • Bring your own bags to the market, either cloth ones or your old paper and plastic ones.

Buy reusable and long lasting items

  • Use rechargeable batteries in toys, flashlights and radios
  • Instead of using paper towels and napkins, switch to cloth napkins, sponges, and cloth towels or wipes
  • Use washable plates, cups and silverware for parties and picnics instead of disposable products.
  • Usa an electric razor or hand razor with replaceable blades instead of disposable razors.
  • Use a washable commuter mug for your morning coffee and eliminate a Styrofoam cup per day.

 

SHOPPING SMART LINKS

CIWMB's Recycle Store
http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/RecycleStore

Smart Gardening

Did you know that residential yard waste accounts for over 20% of what is sent to landfills in L.A. County. It is estimated that grass clippings make up about half of all yard trimmings over the course of a year. Yard trimmings are valuable resources that can be reused in your own backyard for composting and grass recycling. Practicing the techniques of smart gardening will enable you to conserve water and energy, save money, and help protect the environment. Smart gardening practices are simple, not time consuming and can help you develop healthy and beautiful lawns and gardens to enjoy. Keep these simple tips in mind the next time you work on your garden:

  • Practice worm composting. Worm composting is one of the easiest methods for reusing vegetable scraps from your kitchen and yard. Worm composting requires very little work, produce no offensive odors, and helps plants thrive. All you need is bins, moist bedding, worms and food scraps.
  • Recycle your grass clippings. Grass recycling is a simple and natural approach to lawn care. Grass clippings are left on the lawn after mowing to decompose quickly. This releases valuable nutrients back into the soil.
  • Water your lawn early in the morning so water has time to soak into the soil before the heat of the sun causes evaporation.
  • Apply small amounts of fertilizers on a regular basis. This is more effective than applying larger amounts less often.
  • Prune your plants naturally. Try not to force plants to grow into unnatural shapes. Its hard on the plant and generates more green waste that you will need to compost for mulch.
  • Give plants only as much water as they need. Use efficient watering methods such as drip systems and soaker hoses that deliver the water closer to the plant's roots.

CHINO BASIN WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT Teachers and parents, are you in search of a cool fun place to take your kids? Visit the demonstration garden at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. They are conveniently located in Montclair at 4594 San Bernardino Street. Kids will have a blast visiting the beautiful facilities while at the same time learning more about water conservation. They have beautiful gardens, worm composting, and offer special classes and events. For more information visit their site at www.cbwcd.org.

 

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