Category : Recycling

CLU Students Create Mini Exhibit on Oceans

A small interactive exhibit created by California Lutheran University students to educate people on the state of the world’s oceans will be on display April 22 through May 13. “Plastic Oceans: A Sad Reality” will be exhibited in the alcove…

0 Comments / 52 View / April 14, 2017

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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

Free Shredding Day - September 21, 2013

Send Your Documents to Their Final Resting Place

The Go Green Sustainability Division consistently receives calls and emails asking where to effectively shred sensitive documents. We’ve noticed more options available in the community, especially around income tax season. Big box office supply stores sometimes have promotions for a limited…

2 Comments / 930 View / February 23, 2017

Holiday Tree Recycling and Special Trash Service

With the holidays quickly approaching, keep these extra season perks and trash schedule changes in mind to take advantage of trash and recycling benefits available to you during the holiday season. There will be no delay or change in waste…

0 Comments / 362 View / December 15, 2016

Take the Pledge for America Recycles Day on November 15

One of the biggest barriers to recycling is knowing what items can (and cannot) be recycled as well as how to recycle them correctly. On America Recycles Day (ARD), Nov. 15, you can help overcome this barrier by sharing with…

1 Comment / 37 View / November 10, 2016

Plastic Bag Bans and Pollution

Plastic bags from store purchases are very light and easily blow away, and where they go, they tend to stay—whether it be hanging in tree branches, clogging storm drains, or in the water. In addition, they are transported to the ocean…

7 Comments / 1189 View / October 20, 2016

Recyclable? Trash? Green Waste? Guide to Disposal

Have you ever had trouble deciding what goes into what colored cart, like I have? We hope to clear up any confusion you may have. Whether your trash hauler is Waste Management or Newbury Disposal, the guidelines are the same,…

13 Comments / 753 View / September 30, 2016

Free Trash Disposal on September 18

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, September 18, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The…

0 Comments / 140 View / September 8, 2016

Free Recycling Boxes for Businesses!

For a limited time, the Public Works Department is offering FREE deskside recycling boxes to businesses in Thousand Oaks.  The cardboard containers are great for collecting small, clean recyclables such as paper, empty bottles and cans or plastic packaging in an office environment. Containers measure approximately 15” wide x…

0 Comments / 185 View / May 3, 2016

Arbor Earth Day 2016 Draws Crowds

The City of Thousand Oaks celebrated Arbor Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th, and it was a tremendous success with an estimated 2,500-plus residents in attendance. The event took place in a new location this year — Thousand Oaks Community Park….

2 Comments / 128 View / April 29, 2016

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