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food expiration dates

Clearing the Fog on Expiration Dates

Use By, Sell By, Best Before… if you find food expiration dates confusing, you’re not alone. Currently in the US, there are at least 10 different expiration date formats in use. Confusion about when foods really become unsafe to eat…

0 Comments / 328 View / March 29, 2017

Local E-Waste Options

Planning to toss out your old PC, smartphone, TV or other electronics? Have you discovered holiday light strands that no longer work, or have you converted to LED holiday lights?   We accept all of the above items at our Household Hazardous…

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Free Trash Disposal on April 17

Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks are invited to dispose of their excess trash, yard waste, and bulky items free of charge at Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Day on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The…

0 Comments / 439 View / March 23, 2016

Eliminating Junk Mail

Holiday catalog season has arrived… do you receive too many catalogs but would rather visit a company’s website to browse? Are you tired of other forms of junk mail?  Advertising agencies send out more than 87 billion pieces of unwanted…

4 Comments / 707 View / November 19, 2015

Thousand Oaks Residents Invited to Free Landfill Day

  Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks are invited to dispose of their excess trash, yard waste, and bulky items free of charge at Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Day on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to…

0 Comments / 182 View / March 25, 2015

Repurposing in Your Home

My old kitchen table had seen better days. There were burn marks, gouges and wearing from the past 17 years of use. I decided it was time to put it out to pasture, as the condition was so bad I…

0 Comments / 396 View / February 12, 2015

Cooking Oil Clogs Pipe Drains: Leads to Repairs

Do you love to cook or perhaps are planning on deep frying a turkey for the holidays, and wonder what to do with all that leftover fat, oil, and grease? Even when cooking in minimal oil, it is important not to dump it…

0 Comments / 516 View / November 20, 2014

GoGreen Team Visits Waste Management Recycling Center

A few months ago we shared a video of LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow, following a Newbury Park Disposal truck as it picked up recyclables  from Newbury Park residences’ and took the recyclable material to the Gold Coast Recycling…

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New Facility Grand Opening Recap

Recap of the Grand Opening of the City of Thousand Oaks Hazardous Waste Facility

Comments Off on New Facility Grand Opening Recap / 229 View / June 13, 2014

Resolve to Reuse and Renew, Part III: Clothing

Reusing or selling clothes saves money and helps the environment by keeping these items out of the landfill.

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Thousand Oaks Residents Share Environmental Visions

Thousand Oaks residents shared their environmental visions with city staff on Arbor Earth Day last month.

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