Welcome to OCWR’s education hub. Simply click on your topic of interest below and find out more about what we offer the residents of Orange County. Make sure to follow us on social media @OCWaste to stay informed of public education events and receive recycling tips

OC's World Class Landfills

Award-winning operations

Waste-to-energy at the landfills

Anatomy of a landfill

Anatomy of a landfill quiz

What can I take to the landfill?

Fact sheets

Organic Waste

Organic waste diversion in OC

OC Food recovery program

CalRecycle education/outreach toolkit





Composting makes the world a better place

Compost awareness

EcoChallenge Kid's Compost Activities

Guide to composting at school

Recipe to backyard composting

Benefits of composting

Where can you learn about composting in
Orange County

Household Hazardous Waste

What can I take?

What is the Materials Exchange Program?

Medication and sharps disposal

 Smoke alarm/detector disposal




OC Recycle Guide


OC Recycle Guide Poster

OC Recycle Guide Quiz

Printable Recycle Guide Quiz

What goes in which bin?

What is recycling contamination?

Recycle Right Tips


Recycling exhibit at Discovery Cube OC

Free Child Admission Coupon

EcoChallenge Activity Book

America Recycles Day

Mattress Recycling and Disposal

Mattress Disposal Tips

Mattress Recycling PSA





OC Landfills: Resource Recovery for a Greener Future

OC Landfills: The Inside Story

Virtual Tour of Olinda Landfill

Recycling 101 with OCWR Team 

OCWR Talking Careers With Inside the Outdoors and The Orange County Department of Education  

Costa Mesa Sanitary District's Earth Day Video 2021 

ECO Challenge: Bad Apples Program (Anaheim Ducks Entertainment)

ECO Challenge: Bad Apples Q&A (Anaheim Ducks Entertainment)


Fact Sheets


Anatomy of a landfill

What can I take to the landfill

Household hazardous waste 

Landfill Gas-to-Energy

Where can I recycle bottles and cans for redemption?






Bottles and Cans Recycling

City Recycling Contacts

Changes in Recycling

Building a Regional Approach

Organics Initiative Report

OC Recycle Guide

OC Unincorporated Communities

Where can I recycle bottles and cans for redemption?

Find a recycling center

Test Your Recycling IQ 

Learn More

Annual Report

Speakers Bureau

Tour Program






City Resources

City Recycling Contacts

Commercial Haulers by City

Residential Haulers by City

2023 Orange County Trash Rate Survey