Numerous opportunities to ‘go green’
In celebration of Earth Day 2023, the City of Palmdale is showing its environmental pride with a series of programs and events focused on making the community cleaner and safer for all. View the latest Go Green in the AV guide, filled with free and convenient waste and recycling services, on our website at www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/InnovationEnvironmental.
Take advantage of extra trash bags
Today is the final opportunity to schedule extra trash pickup as Waste Management (WM) will collect up to ten extra bags of trash on the regular trash day for customers living in Palmdale city limits. Customers will need to contact WM customer service at least 48 hours in advance of service day to schedule the extra bag pick-up. Call (661) 947-7197, use the MyWM app, or visit home.wm.com/palmdale. No household hazardous waste (HHW) or electronic waste (E-Waste) is accepted during these pick-ups.
Paint recycling, reuse and mural event
The City is partnering with PaintCare to host a paint recycling and reuse event where residents are encouraged to attend if they have paint that they need to dispose of or if they need paint. It is scheduled tomorrow, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr., where visitors can witness artist team AQMNI bring a waste minimization themed mural to life. AQMNI creates custom designed murals and art installations that accurately tell a story through bold, imaginative art. They will be on site on the day of the event creating a waste minimization mural. Stop by to drop off or pick up paint and check out AQMNI in action. To learn more about the artists visit https://aqmni.com.
Download ‘Recycle Coach’
To get up to date information or reminders about your collection schedule, download the Recycle Coach app through the Apple or Google app store, or visit www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/InnovationEnvironmental. For City questions, call (661) 267-5300 or via email at email@example.com, or contact WM customer service at (661) 947-7197.
HHW and e-waste events
Residents may take their HHW and E-Waste to the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center (AVECC), located at 1200 W. City Ranch Road in Palmdale. AVECC is open on the first and third Saturday (April 29) of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and for updates on service dates/hours, call (888) CLEAN LA or visit CleanLA.com.
Palmdale residents may drop off mattresses at the Palmdale Landfill free of charge, or they may schedule a free bulky item pickup four times per year, with up to four items collected per pickup. To also find other free mattress recycling facilities visit ByeByeMattress.com.
Free document shredding
Palmdale residents may bring up to five boxes of documents for shredding to Palmdale Landfill, 1200 W. City Ranch Road, May 13, July 8 and Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.
No metal clips, binders, plastic sheet covers (staples, file folders, envelopes, ok) For more information, please call 661/947-7197 or visit home.wm.com/palmdale. Document destruction services are available to Palmdale residents every second Saturday of an odd month (subject to change).
Free smart gardening webinars
Enjoy webinars to learn about composting, water-wise gardening, organic gardening, and small-space gardening. Webinars are 45-minutes long, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session that includes an opportunity to order compost bins at a discounted price. For smart gardening tips and to register for a webinar, visit smartgardening.com.
For an in-person workshop, join us on Wednesday, June 21, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Commons, 930 East Ave. Q-9, to learn basic backyard composting techniques and be entered to win a 65-gallon compost bin.
To get up to date information and reminders about your collection schedule, download the Recycle Coach app through the Apple or Google app store, or to go to www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/InnovationEnvironmental.
If you have questions, you can always call the City’s Innovation and Environmental Division at (661) 267-5300 or reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.