Press Release Archive

December 3, 2018 
Decmeber 2018 WMC Meeting to be held at Discovery Cube OC

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November 21, 2018 
2018 EcoChallenge Day Collection Event Recap!

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November 15, 2018 
Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving this Year: Try these Upcycled Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas!

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October 10, 2018 
Meet Landon and Phil!

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September 5, 2018 
Back-to-School Waste Prevention Tips from OC Waste & Recycling

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August 10, 2018 
Proposed Addendum to Prima Deshecha Landfill CEQA document

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July 10, 2018 
Celebrate National Drive-Thru Day!

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July 2, 2018 
OC Landfills & Household Hazardous Waste Centers Closed on Fourth of July Holiday

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June 7, 2018 
OC Waste & Recycling receives national award for excellence in landfill management

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June 1, 2018 
When recycling, remember: empty, clean and dry

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May 23, 2018 
OC Waste & Recycling and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Celebrated Earth Day at the Landfill

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May 21, 2018 
OC Waste & Recycling Receives Two Achievement Awards for Innovation

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March 29, 2018 
Celebrate Earth Day at Prima Deshecha Landfill Open House

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March 15, 2018 
County Awards $2.4 million in Grant Funds to Support Organics Recycling and Waste Reduction

News ImageSanta Ana, Calif. (March 20, 2018)—The Orange County Board of Supervisors has voted to award a total of $2.4 million to six programs that target state recycling and waste reduction mandates. The County’s Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction Program requires recipients to sustain their grant-funded projects for a minimum of five years and fully sustain them for the final two years.

January 2, 2018 
Waste Management Commission Elects 2018 Leaders

News ImageAt its December 2017 meeting, the Orange County Waste Management Commission elected Commissioner Rob Johnson to serve as Chairman for 2018. He was appointed to the Commission in 2015 and served as Vice Chair in 2017. Chairman Johnson was elected to serve the cities of the Second Supervisorial District in 2015 by the City Selection Committee. He also serves as Council Member for the City of Cypress.

The Commission also elected Commissioner Donald R. Froelich Vice Chair for 2018.He was appointed to the Commission in 2011 and has served as Chairman of the Renewable Technologies and Ad hoc Educational Outreach Committees.

December 19, 2017 
'Tis the Season to Tree-Cycle

News ImageEach year about 25 – 30 million real Christmas trees are sold across the U.S. during the holiday season. As important as these trees are to our holiday traditions, they play an even bigger role once the festivities are over. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource.

November 20, 2017 
Orange County Landfills and Household Hazardous Waste Centers Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

News ImageOrange County's landfills and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23. They re-open for business on Friday, November 24.

November 20, 2017 
OC Waste & Recycling Holiday Tip: Plan Food for the Holiday Table, Not the Landfill

News ImageIf ever there were a time to live the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra, ‘tis now—the holiday season.

November 7, 2017 
OC Residents score a recycling hat trick at Eco Challenge collection event

News ImageOC Waste and Recycling in partnership with the Anaheim Ducks welcomed hundreds of county residents to the Honda Center bright and early Saturday, November 4, 2017. As early as 6 a.m., cars lined up ready to score: First goal, to dispose of e-waste; second goal, to securely shred paper documents; and, third goal, to keep reusable clothing and home goods out of the landfills. HAT TRICK!

October 26, 2017 
Keep Orange County Clean and Green at Honda Center Eco Challenge Collection Event

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling announces the Eco Challenge Day collection event at the Honda Center on Saturday, November 4 from 8 to 11 a.m.

  • Bring e-waste, gently used clothing and papers for shredding.
  • Arrive early for a chance to earn prizes, including tickets to the Discovery Cube and a Ducks game (while supplies last).

October 24, 2017 

News ImageThe OC Health Care Agency encourages community members to drop-off expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on “National Take Back Day” Saturday, October 28 at more than 25 locations throughout Orange County.

October 10, 2017 
Fire-Related Status of OC Landfills--UPDATED 10-12-17

News ImageThere is no longer any risk to landfills from the Canyon Fire 2. Residents from any area affected by the fire can get help at an assistance center that will provide important details.

September 27, 2017 
OC Waste & Recycling Launches Free Speakers Bureau

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Where does your trash go, once it leaves your curbside?
What kinds of waste should be kept out of landfills?
What environmental controls are in place at landfills?
How does trash impact our environment?
What legislation is in place and coming that affects how we dispose of waste?

September 18, 2017 
Young OC Artists Honored for Being Recycling Champions

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. –Five young artists, each inspired to be great recycling champions, stood on hallowed ground while their images and artwork were displayed on the Angel Stadium big screen and the PA announcer introduced them to the crowd.

August 31, 2017 
OC Landfills Closed on Labor Day Holiday

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling is reminding customers that County landfills will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The landfills will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 5.

August 22, 2017 

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. – Five young Orange County artists are doing their part to help OC Waste & Recycling promote the need for keeping green waste and food waste out of the landfills and how to recycle or reuse it in ways that benefit communities and the environment.

August 17, 2017 

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Santa Ana, Calif. (August 22, 2017) – OC Waste & Recycling has received two prestigious national awards from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the leading waste industry association.

The awards recognize OCWR’s excellence in two categories: Landfill Gas and Biogas, for the Bowerman Power Project with Montauk Energy; and Educational Programs, for the agency’s Landfill Tour Program.

July 24, 2017 

News ImageAbout 1,000 Orange County residents took advantage of a different kind of drive-thru experience for National Drive-Thru Day, celebrated by OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) on July 22.

Instead of placing an order and getting fries, residents drove through the County’s free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers to drop off unused paint, old pesticides, used car oil, cleaning supplies and more without leaving their vehicle.

July 11, 2017 

News ImageGot fries with that battery bucket?

OC residents might be tempted to ask that question if they visit one of the County’s free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers on Saturday, July 22.

July 6, 2017 

This week, 76 percent of Americans broke out the grills, Frisbees and family recipes in celebration of the July Fourth holiday. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, 155 million hot dogs are consumed annually on this day alone, which is enough to stretch from Los Angeles to Washington, DC more than five times. Although Independence Day and summer days are synonymous with lots of food, sun and fun, outdoor gatherings and the season itself are rife with important recycling opportunities.

June 22, 2017 

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling is reminding customers that county landfills and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers will be closed on Tuesday, the Fourth of July holiday. The landfills will be open regular hours on Monday, July 3, and will resume regular hours on Wednesday, July 5.

May 24, 2017 

News ImageIt’s a wrap! OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) closed out one of its busiest spring seasons for community outreach on Saturday, May 20, at the annual OC Public Works Open House. The event was one of nine supported by the department this April and May alone, aimed at reaching OC residents to educate about eco-friendly recycling habits and waste management services provided by the County. Through these efforts, OCWR reached more than 6,000 residents, supported two campaigns and raised $5,000 for United Way.

May 15, 2017 
OC Waste & Recycling event raises $5,000 for United Way

News ImageThe Frank R. Bowerman Landfill staff put out the welcome mat again this year to host the annual Dine at the Dump United Way fundraiser. CEO Frank Kim welcomed 250 guests to the thirteenth edition of this one-of-a-kind event, noting that employees’ participation in the United Way campaign has changed lives for the better.

April 25, 2017 
Earth Day 2017 Recap -- making small changes for big impacts

News ImageMore than one thousand Orange County residents spent Earth Day at Discovery Cube on Saturday, April 22, 2017, learning, celebrating and winning rewards for their commitment to making eco-friendly choices. OC Waste & Recycling, in partnership with Discovery Cube OC and Angels Baseball, sponsored Eco Challenge Earth Day, offering activities and programs to help families learn about the small changes they can make to contribute positively to our environment.

March 14, 2017 
OC Landfill Eco-friendly Bird Abatement Program Featured on NBC 7 San Diego

News ImageOrange County's landfills may be the final stop for local waste disposal, but they also feature some of the region's most unique feats of environmental engineering and deployment of eco-friendly programs.

February 21, 2017 
OC Waste & Recycling Information is Now Available on New “myOCgov” Mobile App

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OC residents can now quickly and conveniently search for OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) services, locations and hours of operations with the new “myOCgov” mobile application (app).The County of Orange launched the new app this week as a free interactive tool that makes information about County-wide services easily accessible to the public on their mobile devices.

February 15, 2017 
Score a Free Battery Bucket for National Battery Day

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National Battery Day is a little-known, unofficial holiday that is observed on February 18, the birthday of Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist and inventor of the electric battery in 1745. Although the day recognizes the value of batteries in our day-to-day lives, to OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR), the day provides a great opportunity to talk about old, used batteries and what OC residents should do with them. No. 1 is to keep them out of landfills.

February 9, 2017 
Orange County Landfills Open for Business on February 13 and 20

Orange County's landfills are open for business on Lincoln's Birthday--Monday, February 13 and Presidents' Day--Monday, February 20, 2017.

Landfills are closed on the following five holidays each year. 2017 dates for the holiday closures are shown below:

New Year's Day

Monday, January 2

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29

Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day

Monday, September 4

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23


Monday, December 25

January 26, 2017 
OCWR Releases 2017 Schedule of Events

News ImageOC Waste and Recycling today released its 2017 schedule of events. The Department is excited to continue the Eco Challenge Day collection events along with several community outreach opportunities across the County. Detailed information for each event will be posted as it becomes available.

December 19, 2016 
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to Give a Gift to the Environment this Holiday Season

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling encourages OC residents to Reduce, reuse and recycle to give a gift to the environment this holiday season. As we celebrate, decorate, give gifts and travel, we also generate a lot of waste. The volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – that’s about 1 million extra tons of household waste per year. You can green your own holiday season this year. Think of reducing, reusing and recycling as your gift to our environment, for this season and future generations.

December 19, 2016 
Waste Management Commission Elects 2017 Leaders and Welcomes New Commissioner

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At its meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 the Orange County Waste Management Commission elected Commissioner Joe J. Carchio to serve as chairman for 2017.

November 29, 2016 
Orange County Landfills Holiday Schedule

News ImageLandfills will be open regular hours on the day after the Christmas and New Year holidays. Visit the landfills webpage
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November 3, 2016 
Keep Orange County Clean and Green at Eco Challenge Day at the Honda Center

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  • Bring e-waste, gently used clothing and papers for shredding.
  • Arrive early for a chance to earn prizes, including tickets to the Discovery Cube and a Ducks game (while supplies last).

(SANTA ANA, Calif.) – OC Waste & Recycling announces the Eco Challenge Day at the Honda Center. Residents are encouraged to bring e-waste, gently-used clothing and paper for shredding. Participants will have a chance to earn valuable prizes.

September 27, 2016 
Orange County Board of Supervisors Approves $3 Million Waste Reduction Grant

News ImageThe Orange County Board of Supervisors today approved a $3 million grant that offers up to $600,000 in each of the Supervisors’ districts for programs that contribute solutions to reducing waste and increasing recycling.

September 13, 2016 
Eco Challenge Poster Contest Winners Show Others the Way to Recycle

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Five young Orange County artists celebrated their selection as Eco Challenge Poster Contest winners on Friday, September 9, 2016 in a pre-game ceremony at Angel Stadium. This year’s theme, “Batting for a Green Planet,” focused on ways to keep green waste and food waste out of landfills, and how to recycle or reuse it in ways that benefit communities and the environment.

August 29, 2016 
New Notification System

News ImageSometimes when things go wrong it shows where things go right. On Sunday night, August 28, 2016, OC Waste & Recycling received reports of a loud noise coming from the Prima Deshecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano. Thanks to a new notification system recently put in place, several landfill staff members received the email from a nearby resident informing them of a loud popping noise that appeared to be coming from the landfill.

August 16, 2016 
La Pata Gap Project Opens the Road to More Convenient Waste Management

News ImageAugust 13, 2016 – Not only does the completion of the historic La Pata Road gap project bring traffic relief to inland South Orange County, it also makes disposal of hazardous household items and bulky waste even easier for area residents.

June 21, 2016 
10-12 million-year-old Sperm Whale fossils discovered at County landfill

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  • The hills of the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill near Irvine hold secrets of the past, even as the land reflects forward-looking environmental engineering at its best.
  • The fossil find is considered rare and significant.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – How do ancient sperm whale fossils wind up at an elevation of 1,272 feet?

That’s what paleontologists explained at a media briefing today to unveil the recent fossil find of more than 20 sizable pieces, including teeth weighing at least one pound, a flipper bone and portions of jaw and skull bones from a sperm whale dating back 10-12 million years.

April 29, 2016 
OC Waste & Recycling Releases 2015 Annual Report

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling runs one of the nation’s finest waste management systems. Learn about what we accomplished last year in our 2015 Annual Report, released April 28, 2016. Click here to view the report.

March 31, 2016 
OC Waste & Recycling Launches the 2016 Eco Challenge Poster Contest

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Contest deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 30, 2016) – With a vision of focusing attention on recycling green waste and food waste, OC Waste & Recycling invites young Orange County artists to enter the 2016 Eco Challenge Poster Contest.

March 29, 2016 
Bowerman Power Renewable Energy Project Powers On to Bring New Green Energy to Orange County

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IRVINE, Calif. (Mar. 29, 2016) -— Orange County 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer joined today with government, business and project development officials for a ribbon-cutting to ceremonially open the Bowerman Power Project renewable energy facility.

The landfill gas-to-electricity plant at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill east of Irvine will power thousands of local homes and businesses in Anaheim, generate millions of dollars in royalties for the county government system, and provide other environmental and economic benefits.

January 20, 2016 
OC Waste & Recycling Partnership with Inside the Outdoors Earns Coveted Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for 2015

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — A partnership between OC Waste & Recycling and Inside the Outdoors is one of 12 California organizations recognized with the 2015 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). The award is the state’s highest environmental honor.

January 4, 2016 
OC Waste & Recycling Partnership with Inside the Outdoors Earns Coveted Golden Bell Award

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Project Zero Waste, a service-learning program developed through a partnership between the County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling, and the Orange County Department of Education’s (OCDE) Inside the Outdoors, has earned the California School Boards Association’s highly regarded Golden Bell Award. The award was announced at a ceremony on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

October 21, 2015 
Mark Tettemer Named to Orange County Waste Management Commission

SANTA ANA, Calif. — On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 the Orange County Board of Supervisors appointed Mark Tettemer to the Orange County Waste Management Commission. Mr. Tettemer, a long-time Orange County resident, was nominated to serve on the Commission by Fifth District Supervisor and Board Vice Chairman, Lisa Bartlett. The Waste Management Commission is an advisory commission to the Board of Supervisors on matters related to solid waste management, including waste diversion and recycling.

July 3, 2015 
Orange County Landfills Are Closed Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day Holiday

Landfills are closed for five holidays each year. The next holiday closure is Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015

All County of Orange landfills are open Monday through Saturday.

They are closed five major holidays each year: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

July 1, 2015 
OC Waste & Recycling Exemplifies Public Engagement

News ImageThe Association of California Cities-Orange County last week awarded the Golden Hub of Innovation to OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) for two of its programs:
- Community Outreach Ambassador Program; and
- Landfill Good Neighbor Policy.

April 21, 2015 
Orange County Board of Supervisors Approves High-Tech Renewable Energy Project at Local Landfill

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SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County Board of Supervisors today gave a green light to an academic-government-business partnership that will convert landfill gas into clean energy at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill. In addition to the County’s closed landfill, the partnership includes UC Irvine’s Advanced Power & Energy Program (APEP) and Ener-Core, an Irvine-based company.

“Creating clean energy power from landfill gas is a smart investment that helps the environment and advances science and engineering,” said Board Chairman Todd Spitzer, who has championed renewable energy projects, including the new power plant being built at the County’s Frank R. Bowerman Landfill east of Irvine. “Advancing important technology that helps the environment and potentially generates revenue is the best way for Orange County to do business as a leader in clean energy projects.”

January 22, 2015 
OC Officials Announce Environmental & Economic Benefits of New Renewable Energy Plant at County Landfill

IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2015) -— Orange County Board Chairman and 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer joined today with area government and business officials to present details on the environmental and economic benefits to be gained from a renewable “green” energy plant at a county landfill.

November 17, 2014 
Home Hazardous Waste Center in Anaheim Commemorates America Recycles Day

News ImageHundreds of Orange County residents helped commemorate the 17th Annual America Recycles Day by bringing their household hazardous waste to the county's free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Anaheim.

November 5, 2014 
OC Community Household Hazardous Waste Centers to Commemorate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15

News ImageOrange County residents are invited to help commemorate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, 2014 by bringing in their hazardous waste to one of the county’s four community Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers and taking the national "pledge" to keep America beautiful by remembering to Reduce Reuse Recycle.

October 22, 2014 
County Gives the OK for Renewable Energy Plant at Irvine Area Landfill

A proposed state-of-the-art renewable energy plant to convert landfill gas to electricity has received the green light from the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

September 16, 2014 
The Angels “Take the Eco Challenge” on Saturday, September 20th

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling, in partnership with Discovery Cube, Goodwill of Orange County, and Angels Baseball present a collection event at Angel Stadium on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

August 6, 2014 
OC Eco Challenge Poster Contest Winners Announced

News ImageFive young Orange County artists have earned the opportunity to serve as Honorary Bat Kids at the Angels baseball game on Friday, September 12, 2014. Winners of the Eco Challenge Poster Contest were announced at the Eco Challenge Day Event at Angel Stadium on Saturday, July 26th.

June 18, 2014 
Time is Running Out to Enter the 2014 Eco Challenge Poster Contest

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 18, 2014) – The chance to be an Honorary Bat Kid at a 2014 Angels baseball game ends soon. Young Orange County residents have until Monday, June 30, 2014 to submit their posters and be eligible to win. Among other prizes, the five winners of the contest will serve as Honorary Bat Kids. Visit for contest rules and eligibility.

June 18, 2014 
OC Waste & Recycling Wins 2014 Landfill Excellence Award

News ImageThe Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces that OC Waste & Recycling has been named the winner of a SWANA Bronze Excellence Award in the Landfill Management category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas.

May 28, 2014 
Receive Four Free Tickets to an Angels Game & Meet Former Angel Adam Kennedy

News ImageJoin OC Waste & Recycling, Discovery Science Center and Angels Baseball at a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and meet former Angels infielder Adam Kennedy. The first 100 cars to bring household hazardous materials for disposal can choose between FREE Angels game or Discovery Science Center tickets.

March 21, 2014 
Goodwill of OC and the County of Orange celebrate Earth Month by holding a Spring Cleaning Eco Challenge Donation Event at the Honda Center on Saturday, April 12.

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Win great prizes like Anaheim Ducks tickets, Ducks autographed pucks, and Discovery Science Center tickets by donating household reusable items or by recycling paper for free with Goodwill’s on-site certified shredding services on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Honda Center parking lot!

March 3, 2014 
County of Orange and Discovery Science Center Present 2014 Eco Challenge Poster Contest

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (February 27, 2014) – Beginning today, young Orange County residents have the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Eco Challenge poster contest presented by the County of Orange, Discovery Science Center and Angels Baseball for the chance to be an Honorary Bat Kid at a 2014 Angels baseball game. Visit for contest rules and eligibility.

January 27, 2014 
OC Waste & Recycling and Anaheim Ducks Sponsor Eco Challenge Day February 1, 2014

News ImageEarn a Chance to Watch the Anaheim Ducks Private Morning Skate, Ride the Zamboni or Grab an Autographed Hockey Puck at the County's Eco Challenge Day at the Honda Center

January 15, 2014 
Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency Public Notice

The Local Enforcement Agency approved OC Waste & Recycling's application to update Prima Deshecha Landfill's Report of Facility Information.

November 25, 2013 
Orange County Business Council honors OC Waste & Recycling

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling won honors at the 2013 “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” awards from the Orange County Business Council in the category of public-private partnership.

November 20, 2013 
Ducks E-Waste Recycling Event

News ImageThe County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling, in collaboration with the Anaheim Ducks, is sponsoring an e-waste collection event on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

September 3, 2013 
Meet Angels Pitcher Ernesto Frieri at Eco Challenge e-waste Event at the Cube

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. (August 27, 2013) – Exclusive “home run” incentives are available to those who bring e-waste to Discovery Science Center (DSC) on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E-waste participants will receive up to four (4) same day general admission* tickets to DSC and have the chance to meet Angels pitcher Ernesto Frieri.

August 23, 2013 
New Director of OC Waste & Recycling Selected

News ImageThe selection of Dylan G. Wright was announced on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Mark Denny, the County’s Chief Operating Officer. Wright has served as Interim Director of OC Waste & Recycling since May 2013, having previously held the positions of Deputy Director for Business Services and Government & Community Relations with the department.

May 23, 2013 
Eco Challenge Poster Contest Deadline Extended to Friday, June 7!

News ImageChoose your favorite topic below and make a poster to showcase your ideas and creativity around that theme. Five winners will be awarded the status of Honorary Bat Kid for one regular season Angels home game in August or September 2013.

May 21, 2012 
County Assists Residents By Hosting Community Clean Up Day

Unincorporated Anaheim, CA—The County of Orange's OC Planning / Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling, is inviting Anaheim residents to partner with our volunteers for a Community Clean Up Day...

March 27, 2012 
Get the Facts on OCW&R

To learn more about OC Waste & Recycling's active landfills, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers, and Renewable Energy Programs, please visit our newly created Fact Sheet page to get started.

March 19, 2012 
SubscribeOC Now Includes OC Waste & Recycling

Community members can now sign-up to receive OCW&R updates, including landfill information, Newsroom content, the Recycling Coordinators List, and Waste Management Commission Meetings/Agendas via SubscribeOC.

March 1, 2012 
Construction & Demolition Application Now Available Online

The Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling and Reuse Program application is now available online. Achieve diversion by reusing, recycling, or composting C&D materials at County-approved facilities or through the use of a County Franchised Waste Hauler and ensure that materials are managed appropriately.

March 1, 2012 
Community Clean Up Day Set for March 3rd

Staff from two County of Orange departments – OC Waste & Recycling and OC Public Works – will partner with residents to help create a safer, cleaner, and healthier Midway City at Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon.

January 18, 2012 
County Assists Residents at Community Clean Up Day

The County of Orange's OC Planning/Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling are inviting residents of the Dale/Augusta Stanton Island to partner with us for Community Clean Up Day.

March 17, 2011 
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Bill Campbell, Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a Different Kind of Green

(Santa Ana, CA) —Chairman Bill Campbell today planted two Coast Live Oak saplings in their new home at Santiago Oaks Regional Park, taking part in a park restoration project that is also a mitigation measure being fulfilled by OC Waste & Recycling.

January 18, 2011 
Broadrock Renewables Breaks Ground on Landfill Gas-to-Energy Expansion Facilities at Olinda Alpha Landfill

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadrock Renewables LLC, in partnership with the County of Orange, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new landfill gas-to-energy generating plant at Olinda Alpha Landfill in Orange County, California.

December 2, 2010 
Cat D7E Combines Innovative Electric Drive with Established Technology for Uncommon Performance, Value and Sustainability

"Revolutionary design" is a term to be used carefully and sparingly when applied to earthmoving machines, but the Cat® D7E Track-Type Tractor qualifies for that distinction. The D7E uses an electric drive system that delivers 10 to 30 percent greater fuel economy, greater productivity and lower lifetime service costs, compared with conventionally designed crawler tractors of equal weight and horsepower. The D7E meets the increasing demand for powerful, maneuverable, fuel-efficient dozers that have the versatility to work effectively in both production dozing and fine grading applications.

November 10, 2010 
New Food Waste Recycling Machine Turns Food Waste into Fertilizer

Santa Ana, Calif. (November 30, 2010) – The County of Orange and Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) unveiled today the first food dehydration recycling machine in a County building. Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Janet Nguyen was on hand to celebrate this important achievement and retrieve some high-quality fertilizer from the high-tech machine.

February 17, 2010 
OC Waste & Recycling Launches WASTE FREE OC Campaign to Reduce Landfill Waste

Santa Ana, Calif. (February 10, 2010) – OC Waste & Recycling and the Orange County Board of Supervisors today announced the launch of a new, interactive public awareness campaign to reduce everyday waste from entering Orange County landfills.

October 6, 2009 
Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Irvine will re-open Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Irvine will re-open Tuesday, October 13, 2009 IRVINE, Calif. – The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Irvine will re-open Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Regular business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with the exception of rainy days and major holidays.

August 4, 2009 
Irvine Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center to close temporarily for facility improvements

IRVINE, Calif. – The Irvine Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed from August 2nd through approximately September 14th for facility improvements, including asphalt paving, security fencing and a concrete berm for secure containment of waste materials.

July 23, 2009 
Vapor and smoke from heat vents at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill can be seen from nearby communities

IRVINE, Calif. – Recently a series of heat vents were discovered at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Irvine. These naturally-occurring vents release a combination of water vapor, gases and smoke that are visible from nearby communities.

March 31, 2009 
Prima Deshecha Landfill Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates the Start of Construction on the County’s Second Green Building Project

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (March 31, 2009) – Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Patricia Bates today led County officials in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Prima Deshecha Landfill here. The new 10,200 square-foot Green Office Building will replace temporary trailers that have been in use since 1998. The new building will serve as landfill office and crew quarters, in addition to providing conference and storage rooms.

December 11, 2008 
Consider the Environment when Purchasing your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season

SANTA ANA, Calif. (December 11, 2008) – If you are thinking of buying an artificial Christmas tree this year, OC Waste & Recycling encourages you to reconsider.

October 15, 2008 

San Juan Capistrano, California — A Mitigated Negative Declaration for a proposed Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operation at the Prima Deshecha Landfill is available for public review through November 10, 2008.

August 25, 2008 
County Offers New Home-Generated Sharps Disposal Options Beginning September 1, 2008

Orange County residents have several options available to comply with a new state law taking effect September 1, 2008 that prohibits the disposal of medical sharps waste in household trash.

March 21, 2008 
OC Waste & Recycling begins earth moving project at the

March 21, 2008 Irvine, California – Earth-moving equipment will begin mobilizing next week to begin a fourteen-to-sixteen-month excavation project at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Irvine.

March 14, 2008 
Orange County Integrated Waste Management Department (IWMD) re-introduces native vegetation at Prima Deshecha Landfill

March 14, 2008 San Clemente, California -- Habitat restoration activities at the Prima Deshecha Landfill are now underway along the southern perimeter of the landfill, which is adjacent to the communities of Talega and Forster Ranch.

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