Waste Reduction
FREE DOWNLOAD: Waste Audit Worksheet
September 17, 2019

A first step to minimizing waste generation is to do a Waste Audit of your home or business. Download this free worksheet to get started!...

Waste Reduction
Effects of Plastic in Our Products
September 12, 2019

Did you know that plastics have negative effects on human health? Use this basic guide as a starting point for your own research!...

Waste Reduction
Green Cleaning Recipes
September 12, 2019

Opt out from harsh, toxic cleaners and make your own instead with these handy, environmentally-friendlier recipes!...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Pet Toys
September 12, 2019

Use your old shirts and socks to make repurposed, zero waste pet toys!...

Waste Reduction
Host a Swap Party/ Cómo organizar una fiesta de intercambio
July 31, 2019

Looking for a fun way to upgrade your wardrobe? Host a swap party and find some new pieces for your closet ...

Recycling
Plastic Bag & Film Recycling/Bolsa de Plástico y Reciclaje de Películas
July 25, 2019

Recycle more than just your plastic bags, recycle various plastic films also! Check out how and where...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Bathroom
July 23, 2019

Swap your single use plastic bathroom items for these Zero-Waste options or DIY! ...

Waste Reduction
Bulk Buy Basics/Como Comprar a Granel
July 15, 2019

Learn basics for bulk shopping, including where to shop at. Reduce your waste and save money!...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Kitchen/Una Cocina Sin Desperdicio
July 3, 2019

Useful links and recipes to get you started on your zero waste journey/Informacion y recetas para empezar en su viaje sin desperdicio ...

Recycling
Keep America Beautiful: Play the Super Sorter Game!
June 21, 2019

A materials recovery facility (MRF) is where recyclables are sorted. Sort items as they come on the conveyor belt & keep them from the trash...

Waste Reduction
City of San Diego’s Polystyrene Foam and Single Use Plastics Ordinance
June 18, 2019

Learn why we need the ordinance, who has to follow the new law, what exemptions exist, and how the law is being enforced  ...

Food and Green Waste
What’s The Right Compost Bin For You?
June 17, 2019

Find out what method is best for you and your needs!...

Food and Green Waste
Bokashi Composting (English/Spanish)
June 11, 2019

Learn to compost using Bokashi! This method is perfect for apartment composting. It can store for up to 6 months....

Food and Green Waste
Find a Food Pantry
May 26, 2019

The SD Food Bank distributes food in communities throughout San Diego County, to find a food pantry near you simply enter your zip code ...

Recycling
County of San Diego Recycling Guide
May 16, 2019

Refer to this infographic to learn what to recycle and what should be sorted before placing in the trash can, green bin or compost pile. ...

Food and Green Waste
Ultimate Way to Organize your Fridge
April 26, 2019

Learn to keep your food fresher for longer while saving energy! ...

Waste Reduction
D.I.Y. Fire Starters / Bricolaje Arrancadores de Fuego
April 26, 2019

Create your own fire starters with common household materials. Take these camping, to beach bonfires or just use them at home in your fire! ...

Recycling
List of Household Hazardous Waste Products
April 17, 2019

Products with caution, warning, danger, toxic, or poison labels are all considered hazardous...

Waste Reduction
CA Retail Food Code: Bringing Personal Containers (printable)
March 8, 2019

Keep this handy card in your wallet to share with others that are unsure about the legality of using your own containers when eating out!...

Waste Reduction
Coupon Book (printable)
November 29, 2018

Download a free, easy-to-use template that you can print out and customize; if you’re feeling generous, make an entire book of coupons!...

Waste Reduction
Gift Ideas – Experiences Instead of Things!
November 29, 2018

Ideas for gifts of what matters — meaning, connection, and joy — while getting away from what doesn’t (stuff, stress, and waste)....

Waste Reduction
Turning Scrap Paper into a Gift Bow
November 13, 2018

Check out this tutorial for how to make large gift bows out of any paper you have on hand: magazines, maps, or even junkmail!...

Food and Green Waste
Food Waste Diversion Strategies
October 26, 2018

Food recovery in the San Diego area, EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy prioritizes these food waste strategies from most to least preferable. ...

Food and Green Waste
Zero Waste Pumpkin Practices
October 22, 2018

This holiday season, learn to use every part of the pumpkin!...

Recycling
Printable Recycling Guides
September 6, 2018

Use this guide as a reference to what goes in the trash, recycling bin, compost, or what are hazardous and should be kept seperate...

Water Conservation
Household Water Savings Guide
August 14, 2018

18 ways to conserve water in your bathroom, kitchen and yard....

Recycling
Printable Recycling and Trash Signs
August 8, 2018

Printable recycling and trash signs for your home or office! Let others know what goes where...

Waste Reduction
Moving in?
August 8, 2018

10 quick and easy ways to make your new home a bit greener...

Waste Reduction
Looking to Move?
August 2, 2018

Moving out or cleaning out a place for a loved one? Check out this guide to find a new home for unwanted household items! ...

Food and Green Waste
Eliminating Food Waste/Eliminado el Desperdicio de Comida
August 2, 2018

The City of Carlsbad would like share ways to limit food waste at home ...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Journey/Camino Así A El Cero Desperdicio
August 2, 2018

The City of Chula Vista encourages you to refuse single use items, learn what you can do to make the switch! ...

Waste Reduction
DIY Mineral Sunscreen Recipe
July 25, 2018

Many minerals have natural sun protection agents, try this "reef friendly" homemade recipe next time you hit the beach ...

Waste Reduction
Soap Berries 101
July 25, 2018

Discover the power of soap berries, an alternative to traditional clothing detergent ...

Waste Reduction
DIY Toothpaste Recipe
July 25, 2018

Ditch disposable plastic tubes! Make your own toothpaste using 3 simple ingredients ...

Waste Reduction
The Best Indoor Plants for your Air
July 25, 2018

Improve the quality of indoor air by adding certain plants in your home ...

Waste Reduction
DIY Body Scrub Recipes
July 20, 2018

Pamper yourself while giving new life to to citrus scraps and used coffee grounds!...

Food and Green Waste
Reduce Food Waste with RSWA
May 31, 2018

Forty percent of food in America is wasted! We can change that together! Save food, resources, and money with these helpful tips....

Waste Reduction
Peanut Butter Recipe
March 28, 2018

Skip the preservatives and trans fats by making your own delicious peanut butter! Yum...

Waste Reduction
Oat Milk Recipe
March 28, 2018

Stop buying milk - start making your own! It's healthier for you and for the environment! Cheaper than purchasing nut milk and gluten-free...

Waste Reduction
Waste Audit
November 3, 2017

Analyze your waste! Who knows, you might discover something new about yourself ...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Resources/Recursos para el Cero Desperdicio
November 3, 2017

Looking to find out more about zero waste?/¿Buscas más información sobre como eliminar el desperdicio? ...

Waste Reduction
Green Home Cleaning Services
November 1, 2017

Are you looking for a home cleaning service that uses non-toxic cleaning supplies, products or techniques? Check out these local companies ...

Food and Green Waste
Where to Buy Worms for Vermicomposting
November 1, 2017

Vermicomposting is great for small homes or apartments. It is a low maintenance way of composting your kitchen scraps. ...

Waste Reduction
Green Office Cleaning Services
November 1, 2017

Find a local business that offers non-toxic cleaning supplies, products and techniques that clean your office ...

Waste Reduction
Green Business Certifications
November 1, 2017

Calling all green businesses: Looking to engage your employers or to recognize your commitment to the environment? Certify your workplace ...

Water Conservation
How to get FREE Mulch
November 1, 2017

Mulch helps retain water, keep weeds out, and contributes nutrients to soil. Did we mention its FREE? ...

Waste Reduction
Find a Local Farmers Market
November 1, 2017

There is a farmers market in San Diego County every day of the week, shopping local just got easier. ...

Waste Reduction
Eco-Conscious Catering Services
November 1, 2017

Looking for a catering company dedicated to the environment? Check out these companies that are reducing waste and keeping it local ...

Food and Green Waste
Fruit and Vegetable Storage Guide
October 26, 2017

Do you know which fruits and veggies go in the refrigerator and which belong outside? Click to find out! ...

Recycling
Bathroom Recycling
July 24, 2017

Here is a short list of items commonly found in the bathroom that should be recycled in the blue bin after the container is empty ...

Waste Reduction
DIY Peppermint Lip Balm
July 24, 2017

Looking for an all-natural lip balm? This Homemade Lip Balm recipe is quick, easy and will have your lips feeling smooth and moisturized ...

Recycling
Recycle Your Used Batteries at 14 County Libraries
July 24, 2017

Batteries contain toxic metals and must be recycled. Visit a participating County library to recycle your used standard alkaline batteries ...

Recycling
What to Recycle / What not to Recycle
July 24, 2017

Let us clear the confusion on what you can and cannot recycle - short video ...

Recycling
San Diego County Prescription Drug Collection Box Locations
July 20, 2017

This brochure lists the medication and sharps drop box locations throughout the County of San Diego ...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Grocery Shopping
June 23, 2017

Learn the basics of going zero waste while grocery shopping...

Waste Reduction
3 Ways to Eliminate Textile Waste
June 23, 2017

Help eliminate textiles from ending up in the landfill. Learn how you can reduce, reuse and recycle textiles ...

Waste Reduction
How to Make Beeswax Cling Wrap
June 23, 2017

Use beeswax cling wrap to cover leftovers or even wrap half of a vegetable or fruit. The best part, it's reusable ...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Eating Out
June 23, 2017

Aligning your take-out meals to a zero waste practice can be intimidating. Check out some resources to help ease the process ...

Waste Reduction
Thrift Store Shopping
June 23, 2017

Thrifting is a form of digging for hidden treasures. Check out our tricks to making the most out your thrift store visit ...

Waste Reduction
Recipes for Bulk Foods
June 23, 2017

Buying in bulk limits unnecessary waste that is generated from packaging food. Try our favorite recipes inspired by bulk food purchases ...

Waste Reduction
No Bake Granola Bites
June 23, 2017

Homemade granola bites = no individual packaging. Good for the environment and good for you ...

Waste Reduction
How to Care for your Reusable Bag
June 23, 2017

Every bag is different. Learn how to clean your reusable bag ...

Water Conservation
Planting Natives
June 23, 2017

Refer to this short tip list for information on planting natives in your home ...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Traveling
June 23, 2017

Planning a trip? Don't leave until you read these tips to lower your traveling foot print ...

Waste Reduction
Green Cleaning Recipes/Limpieza Ecológica
June 23, 2017

Make your own household cleaners using common household ingredients/Limpieza para el hogar con ingredientes comunes de la casa ...

Zero Waste Party
June 22, 2017

Check out these resources before you start planning your next party, shindig or gathering ...

Waste Reduction
How to Reduce Junk Mail
June 22, 2017

Learn how to stop wasteful junk mail from reaching your mailbox!...

Waste Reduction
8 Ways to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint
May 10, 2017

Incorporate these suggestions to reduce your ecological footprint and make a positive impact!...

Waste Reduction
Sustainable Company Profile: Ball Corporation
April 11, 2017

It is our pleasure to spotlight Ball Corporation for their commitment to environmental stewardship, learn more about Ball Corporation...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Lunch
March 17, 2017

5 tips to a greener, waste-free lunch that is good for you and the environment...

Water Conservation
Laundry to Landscape System
February 7, 2017

What is greywater? How do I install one at my house? Let us get you started with the basics. ...

Waste Reduction
Chemical-Free Cleaners
February 7, 2017

Looking for a natural way to clean your house? Read more about how you can make tough cleaners using common household ingredients....

Waste Reduction
Repairing an Appliance
February 7, 2017

Are you in the market for a new appliance? Before you toss that old appliance, let us help you reconsider....

Recycling
¿Qué se puede reciclar en San Diego?
December 9, 2016

Aprende lo que se puede reciclar en el contenedor azul en la ciudad y en el condado de San Diego con este video...

Recycling
Recycling Motor Oil & Filters
December 9, 2016

Need some guidance and how and where to dispose of motor oil? Read more about how to responsibly recycle motor oil in San Diego...

Recycling
Proper Disposal of Sharps and Needles
December 9, 2016

The improper disposal of sharps can cause harm to you, your children, and waste management and recycling center workers. ...

Food and Green Waste
Food Saving and Storage Techniques
December 9, 2016

One way to cut down food waste at home is to properly store fruits and veggies. Learn how you can improve your food storage practices....

Recycling
Recycling Household Cleaners
December 9, 2016

Did you know that household cleaners like bleach, drain cleaners, and pool chemicals are considered hazardous waste? Find out what other ty...

Recycling
Recycling Paint
December 9, 2016

Paint contains potentially hazardous metals that require special care when you dispose of them. Learn how you can properly recycle paint....

Food and Green Waste
Composting 101
December 9, 2016

Do you need some help understanding how compost works? Learn the different methods of residential composting and find the right fit for you...

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