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Environmental Programs

Conservation

Conservation of the Earth's natural resources is essential to protecting the environment for this and future generations.  To encourage residents and businesses to do their part to conserve our natural resources, Mission Viejo has provided a variety of information, resources, and tips to help you conserve.

Pollution Prevention

Why should you be concerned about pollution?  Because everything found in our streets and gutters will also end up in your neighborhood parks, along walking trails, in our creeks and lake, and eventually in the ocean.  Learn about the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program as well as what actions you can take to prevent pollution.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The City of Mission Viejo recognizes the importance of recycling, waste reduction, and reuse and has a wide variety of programs available for its residents.  Learn how you can reduce, reuse, recycle.

Residential Curbside Trash and Recycling Services

The City of Mission Viejo and its solid waste provider, Waste Management of Orange County, are dedicated to recycling and have developed a comprehensive curbside recycling program that is easy and convenient for the community.  In addition to the trash cart (blue lid), each resident has a recycling cart (gray lid) for mixed recyclables and a green waste cart (green lid) for yard waste (the green waste cart may be excluded in certain areas).

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Mission Viejo will celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017, on Mustang Run at Los Alisos Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  We're looking for volunteers to plant drought-tolerant trees and shrubs and assist with litter clean up.  If you're interested in volunteering, please submit the Volunteer Application and Waiver

A Green Expo will be held on Mustang Run from 8:00 a.m. to noon with free hotdogs and ice cream for participants (while supplies last).  If you're interested in exhibiting at the Expo, please submit the Exhibitor Application and Waiver.

Grab your gloves, sunscreen and shovel and join us!