As we continue to wear disposable gloves and masks to protect ourselves, please remember to properly dispose of used protective equipment in the trash bin. Littering of waste can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health, including children who may not realize the items they are touching and can potentially be hazardous.
Orange County Landfills and Household Hazardous Waste Centers remain open during normal business hours. Materials Exchange Programs (MEPs) are closed until further notice in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We understand that many people are home and using this time to clean out their garages, cupboards, attics, etc. While spring cleaning is beneficial for everyone, proper waste disposal is just as important. Please remember that hazardous items need to be separated from your regular waste and taken to your nearby household hazardous waste collection center.
Spring has sprung and April is National Garden Month. While we’re home and trying to occupy ourselves during our newfound free time, why not put a spin on traditional gardening and start composting in your home garden? Most of us have found ourselves cooking more and accumulating leftovers, which makes it the perfect time to reuse leftover food waste.
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