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 on the city website at www.cityoflaverrne.org 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
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.).
- West Covina Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection on 5/20/17 from 9am-3pm at West Covina Maintenance Yard, 825 Sunset Ave, West Covina, CA 91793.
- Pomona Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection on 6/24/2017 from 9am-3pm at LA County Fair, Hotel & Exposition Complex Area 4, White Avenue, Pomona, CA 91769 (enter through Gate 9 - Area 4)
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 Diamond Bar, LA County is offering a Beginner Gardening Workshop. Beginner workshops teach you about water wise gardening, composting, and grasscycling. The workshop is on 6/24/2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the Diamond Bar Center (Sycamore Room), 1600 Grand Ave, Diamond Bar, CA, 91765.
- In Diamond Bar, 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 7/20/17 from 1 pm – 2:30 pm at the Diamond Bar Center (Sycamore Room), 1600 Grand Ave, Diamond Bar, 91765.