Recycling
Household Cleaners Resource
May 18, 2021

The improper disposal of household cleaners creates a very real threat to individuals and the environment. Read this Household Cleaners Reso...

Recycling
Paint Recycling Guide
April 30, 2021

Leftover paint is considered household hazardous waste. Read this Paint Recycling Guide to find out how to properly dispose of paint....

Recycling
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes Recycling
April 20, 2021

Fluorescent bulbs are hazardous waste and need to be disposed of or recycled properly in order to prevent adverse effects on the environment...

Recycling
Spring Cleaning 101: Household Hazardous Waste
March 29, 2021

While there is no better time to declutter your home, you might run into some household hazardous waste without realizing. Learn how to disp...

Recycling
Spring Cleaning: Clothing Donations
March 29, 2021

Tips and resources on where to donate or recycle clothing while you're decluttering your home this Spring....

Recycling
The Right Way to Recycle Curbside
March 16, 2021

What you can recycle curbside is subject to your residential location. Each jurisdiction might have different rules according to the hauler ...

Recycling
Waste Hierarchy: What are the 4 Rs?
February 26, 2021

The 4 R's are extremely important when it comes to sustainable living, and help manifest environmentally responsible consumer behavior. They...

Food and Green Waste
Valentine’s Day Meatless Meal Ideas
February 9, 2021

Try out these destination inspired menus for Valentine's Day and wow not only your partner but the environment as well by being more sustain...

Recycling
Batteries Storage and Disposal
January 27, 2021

Find out where you can recycle your used batteries or even damaged batteries, and best ways to store them...

Food and Green Waste
Gleaning in San Diego
January 20, 2021

Find out how to get involved in gleaning in San Diego!...

Food and Green WasteWaste Reduction
Zero Waste Grocery Shopping
December 23, 2020

Ways to reduce waste before, during and after grocery shopping....

Recycling
Plastic Bag/Film Recycling
December 8, 2020

A guide on what plastic bags/film entails, where to recycle them and what they become after being recycled!...

Zero Waste Guide for Holiday Gifts
November 23, 2020

A guide for zero waste holiday gifts!...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Thanksgiving
November 16, 2020

Zero waste tips for this year's Thanksgiving!...

Waste Reduction
Eco Friendly Halloween Tips
October 28, 2020

Tips and tricks on how to make this year's Halloween a more eco-friendly one....

Food and Green Waste
Zero Waste Pumpkin Practices
October 25, 2020

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

Food and Green Waste
Composting 101/ Compostaje 101
October 25, 2020

Learn the basics of composting with this beginners guide in English and Spanish....

Food and Green Waste
What’s The Right Compost Bin For You?
October 25, 2020

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

Food and Green Waste
Vermicomposting
August 26, 2020

Learn how to create your own vermicomposting bin at home!...

Waste Reduction
DIY Sunscreen Recipe
August 13, 2020

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

Waste Reduction
DIY Hand Sanitizers
July 22, 2020

How to make DIY hand sanitizers during COVID-19....

Waste Reduction
Give Your Inflatables a New Life
July 17, 2020

Re-purpose your inflatable items after they pop or are no longer good!...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Tips During Quarantine
June 25, 2020

A few tips and tricks to help you stay zero waste during quarantine!...

Food and Green Waste
Find a Food Pantry
November 21, 2019

Enter your zip code to find the closest food pantries to you!...

Waste Reduction
Bulk Buy Basics/Como Comprar a Granel
November 21, 2019

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

Recycling
How to Recycle Makeup/Cómo reciclar maquillaje
November 18, 2019

Click here to learn tips on how to reuse and recycle old makeup and other products!...

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 ...

Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Bathroom
July 23, 2019

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

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
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....

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. ...

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
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!...

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 ...

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. ...

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