Upcoming Environmental Events
Water Conservation-Rebates & Information:
- City of La Verne sponsored turf removal, tree watering bag and Waste Management Bagster rebate program, please visit the water conservation section for information and application.
- www.bewaterwise.com- includes resources for gardening, watering calculator, rebates, contacts & classes
- Rebates on high efficiency washers and toilets, sprinkler nozzles, smart controllers and rain barrels-www.socalwatersmart.com or 1-888-376-3314
The City of La Verne is holding an informational workshop on state recycling laws affecting businesses and multi-family complexes. The meeting will be on 10/25/17 at La Verne City Hall, Council Chambers, 3660 D St, La Verne 91750 from 8:00am-9:00am.
The workshop will cover California’s mandatory recycling laws affecting businesses & multi-family complexes. Ways to be in compliance with the mandatory state recycling laws and what recyclables are accepted will also be discussed. Personalized, cost efficient waste disposal plans to fit businesses and multi-family complexes will be presented to ensure compliance.
Hazardous & Electronic Waste:
L.A. County residents are invited to bring HHW (unused pesticides, old batteries, used automotive fluids, unused cleaning products, expired pharmaceuticals, etc.) and E-Waste (computers, old televisions, broken cell phones, etc.).
- Covina Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection on 11/4/2017 from 9am-3pm at Covina City Yard, 534 N. Barranca Ave, Covina 91723
- La Verne Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection on 12/16/2017 from 9am-3pm at Brackett Airport, near intersection of Fairplex Drive and McKinley Ave, La Verne 91750.
Visit www.888cleanla.com for a list of accepted products and HHW & E-Waste events.
Oil Recycling & Oil Filter Exchange:
La Verne residents can bring used motor oil to any certified collection center on the CalRecycle website at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/UsedOil/Reports/CenterSearch
Waste Reduction, Composting & Gardening:
FREE coffee grounds offered at Starbucks, 2145 Foothill Blvd. La Verne, CA 91750
Go to the LA County Smart Gardening Website at https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/ for classes, tips, and workshops that will help you conserve water, improve water quality, and help the environment outdoors. Those who attend workshops can get discounted composting and worm composting bins and information on other opportunities. The following are upcoming workshops in the region:
- In Walnut, LA County is offering a Beginner Gardening Workshop. Beginner workshops teach you about water wise gardening, composting, and grasscycling. The workshop is on 11/18/2017 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at the Walnut Senior Center, 21215 La Puente Rd, Walnut, CA, 91789.
- In San Dimas, LA County is offering an Advanced Gardening workshop. Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).The workshop is on 9/30/17 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at Horsethief Canyon Park, 301 Horsethief Canyon Rd, San Dimas, CA, 91773.
- In La Verne, LA County is offering an Advanced Gardening workshop. Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).The workshop is on 11/18/17 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the La Verne Public Library, 3640 D St, La Verne, CA, 91750.