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Reducing Waste in Your Backyard
Do you know that residential yard waste adds up to about 15-30 percent of what we send to our landfills in Orange County? Yet, leaves, grass and yard trimmings are valuable resources that we can easily recycle in our own backyards by composting and grass recycling. Also, planting water-wise gardens reduce waste and saves water and prevent urban runoff pollution. When you practice these yard waste management techniques, you will conserve water, save money, and help preserve the environment. These simple practices do not take much time, and help you enjoy healthy and beautiful lawns and gardens.
The City of Laguna Beach and its solid waste contractor, Waste Management, team up each to host four free composting classes for residents. Classes were held on March 3, April 23, June 17, and September 23. Click here for our flyer with more information. Our March 3 "Kids Can Compost" class focused on young gardeners and their parents.
Composting is a simple and natural way to turn yard and food waste into valuable organic fertilizer for the garden. Compost Bins and Worm Bins are available for purchase during the classes at a discounted price.
The 2018 class schedule will be available in October 2017. For more information regarding the classes, contact the class instructor, Lisa Ryder at (310) 874-2499. For other questions, please contact Liz Vazquez-Avila, City of Laguna Beach Public Works Department, at (949) 497-0344.
Laguna Beach residents who attend the free composting class are eligible to enter a drawing to win a free composting bin!
Grass recycling is a simple and natural approach to lawn care. Clippings are left on the lawn after mowing to decompose quickly. That way you can save time, get a great lawn, and help the environment all at once. It will be helpful to follow these suggestions:
Visit http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/organics for further information for composting.