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PREVENT OIL AND SEWAGE SPILLS

Eco-Tip for 3/25/18 Dockwalker Volunteers Needed to Prevent Oil and Sewage Spills By David Goldstein, Ventura County PWA, IWMD This Friday, volunteers will receive training and materials qualifying them to be official “Dockwalkers,” with access to local boaters in the Ventura and Channel Islands harbors. Dockwalkers use this access to protect the environment by educating…

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IRRIGATION CONTROLLERS

Eco-Tip for 3/18/18 Smart Irrigation Products: Time to Adjust the Automatic Sprinklers by David Goldstein, Ventura County PWA, IWMD During the last week of rain, did you see a neighbor’s automatic sprinkler system running? If adjusted correctly and shut off during wet weather, automatic sprinkler systems are water saving devices, preventing accidental over-watering. Saving water…

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DIAPERS

Eco-Tip for 3-4-18 Service, Home Laundering, or Disposables: Not Local Composting By David Goldstein, VC PWA, IWMD Major companies providing reusable diaper service in Ventura County are based in Pasadena, Montrose, and Santa Clarita; so does the resource conservation of using reusables instead of disposable diapers exceed the environmental costs of transportation? Alternatively, does home…

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MICROWAVE DISPOSAL

Eco-Tip for 2/18/18 Microwave: Options Prevent Disposal By David Goldstein, PWA, IWMD Because microwave ovens have circuit boards, including solder potentially containing mercury and lead, they cannot be disposed in your curbside recycling or garbage. Discarding one is also difficult because some electronic recycling facilities accepting computers do not accept microwaves. A funded system for…

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FREE NATURAL RESOURCES

Eco-Tip for 1/21/18 Free Natural Resources…Right in Your Own Backyard By Lisa McCullough and Lara Meeker Free natural resources are available, and a local program can help you harvest them. Ventura County’s Community for a Clean Watershed and the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Integrated Waste Management Division are offering another opportunity to purchase reduced…