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Coastal Cleanup Day and Drive Electric Week

Eco-Tip for 9-15-19 Upcoming Eco Events: Coastal Cleanup Day and Drive Electric Week By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD When people want to know what they can do to immediately and tangibly benefit the environment, sometimes the answer is to pick up litter. When people want to know what single lifestyle change they can make…

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Avoid Accidental Litter

Eco-Tip for 9/8/19 Avoid Accidental Litter: Bag Your Bags and Tarp Your Loads By David Goldstein, Ventura County Public Works Agency, IWMD When you see litter in your neighborhood, do you wonder what kind of person would inconsiderately create such a mess? Because litter is often caused unintentionally, the litter you see in your neighborhood…

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

Eco-Tip for 8/25/19 Swimming Pool Maintenance By David Laak and David Goldstein, Ventura County Public Works Agency As summer fades into fall, swimming pools may be used less, but as any pool owner knows, pool maintenance season is year-round. Covering a pool every night is the best measure to conserve energy, reduce evaporation, and limit…

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Getting Back Your Deposits for Cans and Bottles

Getting Back Your Deposit for Cans and Bottles By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Two weeks ago, RePlanet closed hundreds of recycling centers throughout the state, leaving consumers in many areas without nearby options for can and bottle refunds. To get back the 5 to 10 cents of California Redemption Value you paid when you…