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August 16, 2016 
La Pata Gap Project Opens the Road to More Convenient Waste Management

News ImageAugust 13, 2016 – Not only does the completion of the historic La Pata Road gap project bring traffic relief to inland South Orange County, it also makes disposal of hazardous household items and bulky waste even easier for area residents.


July 22, 2016 
The Summer Eco Challenge is On!

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling invites Orange County residents to complete three fun and simple steps designed to help families establish or reinforce sustainable behaviors that reduce waste.


June 21, 2016 
10-12 million-year-old Sperm Whale fossils discovered at County landfill

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  • 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.


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