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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.


April 29, 2016 
OC Waste & Recycling Releases 2015 Annual Report

News ImageOC 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.


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