Summer is almost over, and school is right around the corner. In honor of National Back-to-School Month, we have put together a waste reduction back-to-school guide for you and your family. We know that you work hard to ensure your children have a great and productive year. When preparing your children for school this year, you can help them be good environmental stewards at the same time. Make sure to reuse and recycle as much as you can. Every little bit makes a difference in preserving our beautiful county and mother earth.
OC Waste & Recycling operates three landfills in Orange County. Many environmental stewardship and protection programs are part of the landfill’s operations. One of the most interesting and unusual is the bird abatement program, which uses falcons to shoo away pesky seagulls that otherwise could carry trash off the landfill and onto beaches or neighborhoods. Sometimes the falcons don’t even have to be flying; the gulls spot them and simply stay away! Since OC’s landfills started the bird abatement program, the number of gulls seen daily has been reduced from thousands to a maximum of fewer than 30 per day.
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