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The City and Waste Management are teaming up to host a free composting workshop at 10 am on Saturday, April 25th at Christopher Park. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the City’s Earth Day/Arbor Day Event.

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The City of Mission Viejo is hosting its annual Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration with a planting and Green Expo from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25.

Volunteers will have the chance to embrace nature by planting trees and shrubs at Christopher Park, 26801 Valpariso Drive. Participants should wear a hat, gloves, boots and sunscreen.  Free hotdogs and ice cream will be available for volunteers while supplies last.

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To help residents and businesses safely and securely dispose of sensitive documents like tax records, bank statements and legal documents, the City and Waste Management are hosting a Document Shredding event on Saturday, March 7 at Mission Viejo High School.

Residents can bring up to 10 bags or boxes of sensitive materials to drop off in the school parking lot at 25025 Chrisanta Drive for immediate shredding by Orange County Shredding. Binders and notebooks will not be accepted.

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Get ready for a fun-filled geocaching event in celebration of Leap Year at Pavion Park on Saturday, February 29.

Join other geocache enthusiasts at the park (N 33° 36.914' W 117° 37.996) at 2:29 pm to look for a series of new caches hidden along the Oso Creek Trail in the Jeronimo Open Space that will be published the day of the event. 

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, Assembly Bill 1594 went into effect, causing a spike to our trash rates. The increase comes after the state rolled out new regulations that limit organic waste going into landfills, reducing methane emissions that contribute to climate change.

The increases are reflected in your bills from Waste Management. For example, the single-family standard cart service rate went up by about 15 percent. Other rates vary.

So, why the increases?

Have you seen the new design on the MV Shuttle? The formerly plain white vehicles were recently enhanced with a vivid community theme designed by Community Relations Department graphics designer Toni Nunez.

The new look comes on the heels of the City taking over operations of the free shuttle service from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

Caltrans, working with the Transportation Corridor Agencies, has initiated the formal environmental review phase for the South County Traffic Relief Effort (SCTRE).

The state transportation agency is seeking public input on developing mobility solutions in South Orange County by holding two public scoping meetings along with a 30-day public comment period that ends at 5 pm on December 9.

The scoping meetings will be held open-house format with no formal presentation. Public comments will be accepted either verbally or in writing.

The City and Waste Management are teaming up to host a free composting workshop at 10 am on Saturday, October 5 in the Kershaw Garden at City Hall, 200 Civic Center.

Residents can learn how to turn their yard and food waste into organic fertilizer through vermi-composting (worm composting). Compost and vermi-composting containers will be available for Mission Viejo residents for purchase or order, with discounted bins provided to folks who register and attend the workshop.

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