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News ImageJune 21, 2016  10-12 million-year-old Sperm Whale fossils discovered at County landfill
  • The hills of the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill near Irvine hold secrets of the past, even as the land reflects forward-looking environmental engineering at its best.
  • The fossil find is considered rare and significant.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – How do ancient sperm whale fossils wind up at an elevation of 1,272 feet?

That’s what paleontologists explained at a media briefing today to unveil the recent fossil find of more than 20 sizable pieces, including teeth weighing at least one pound, a flipper bone and portions of jaw and skull bones from a sperm whale dating back 10-12 million years.

( Press Kit )
News ImageApril 29, 2016  OC Waste & Recycling Releases 2015 Annual ReportOC Waste & Recycling runs one of the nation’s finest waste management systems. Learn about what we accomplished last year in our 2015 Annual Report, released April 28, 2016. Click here to view the report.

News ImageMarch 31, 2016  OC Waste & Recycling Launches the 2016 Eco Challenge Poster Contest

Contest deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 30, 2016) – With a vision of focusing attention on recycling green waste and food waste, OC Waste & Recycling invites young Orange County artists to enter the 2016 Eco Challenge Poster Contest.

June 30, 2016
All Day EventEco Challenge Poster Contest is On! Posters Due June 30.Eco Challenge Posters are due by Thursday, June 30, 2016. Show us in your poster how you can make things "greener" in your school, home or community. For contest details and rules visit ocEcoChallenge.com/batkid
June 30, 2016
All Day EventEco Challenge Poster Contest is On! Posters Due June 30.Eco Challenge Posters are due by Thursday, June 30, 2016. Show us in your poster how you can make things "greener" in your school, home or community. For contest details and rules visit ocEcoChallenge.com/batkid