Press Release Archive

June 18, 2014 
Time is Running Out to Enter the 2014 Eco Challenge Poster Contest

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 18, 2014) – The chance to be an Honorary Bat Kid at a 2014 Angels baseball game ends soon. Young Orange County residents have until Monday, June 30, 2014 to submit their posters and be eligible to win. Among other prizes, the five winners of the contest will serve as Honorary Bat Kids. Visit www.discoverycube.org/batkid for contest rules and eligibility.


June 18, 2014 
OC Waste & Recycling Wins 2014 Landfill Excellence Award

News ImageThe Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces that OC Waste & Recycling has been named the winner of a SWANA Bronze Excellence Award in the Landfill Management category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas.


May 28, 2014 
Receive Four Free Tickets to an Angels Game & Meet Former Angel Adam Kennedy

News ImageJoin OC Waste & Recycling, Discovery Science Center and Angels Baseball at a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and meet former Angels infielder Adam Kennedy. The first 100 cars to bring household hazardous materials for disposal can choose between FREE Angels game or Discovery Science Center tickets.


March 21, 2014 
Goodwill of OC and the County of Orange celebrate Earth Month by holding a Spring Cleaning Eco Challenge Donation Event at the Honda Center on Saturday, April 12.

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Win great prizes like Anaheim Ducks tickets, Ducks autographed pucks, and Discovery Science Center tickets by donating household reusable items or by recycling paper for free with Goodwill’s on-site certified shredding services on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Honda Center parking lot!


March 3, 2014 
County of Orange and Discovery Science Center Present 2014 Eco Challenge Poster Contest

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (February 27, 2014) – Beginning today, young Orange County residents have the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Eco Challenge poster contest presented by the County of Orange, Discovery Science Center and Angels Baseball for the chance to be an Honorary Bat Kid at a 2014 Angels baseball game. Visit www.discoverycube.org/batkid for contest rules and eligibility.


January 27, 2014 
OC Waste & Recycling and Anaheim Ducks Sponsor Eco Challenge Day February 1, 2014

News ImageEarn a Chance to Watch the Anaheim Ducks Private Morning Skate, Ride the Zamboni or Grab an Autographed Hockey Puck at the County's Eco Challenge Day at the Honda Center


January 15, 2014 
Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency Public Notice

The Local Enforcement Agency approved OC Waste & Recycling's application to update Prima Deshecha Landfill's Report of Facility Information.


November 25, 2013 
Orange County Business Council honors OC Waste & Recycling

News ImageOC Waste & Recycling won honors at the 2013 “Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet” awards from the Orange County Business Council in the category of public-private partnership.


November 20, 2013 
Ducks E-Waste Recycling Event

News ImageThe County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling, in collaboration with the Anaheim Ducks, is sponsoring an e-waste collection event on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


September 3, 2013 
Meet Angels Pitcher Ernesto Frieri at Eco Challenge e-waste Event at the Cube

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. (August 27, 2013) – Exclusive “home run” incentives are available to those who bring e-waste to Discovery Science Center (DSC) on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E-waste participants will receive up to four (4) same day general admission* tickets to DSC and have the chance to meet Angels pitcher Ernesto Frieri.


August 23, 2013 
New Director of OC Waste & Recycling Selected

News ImageThe selection of Dylan G. Wright was announced on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Mark Denny, the County’s Chief Operating Officer. Wright has served as Interim Director of OC Waste & Recycling since May 2013, having previously held the positions of Deputy Director for Business Services and Government & Community Relations with the department.


May 23, 2013 
Eco Challenge Poster Contest Deadline Extended to Friday, June 7!

News ImageChoose your favorite topic below and make a poster to showcase your ideas and creativity around that theme. Five winners will be awarded the status of Honorary Bat Kid for one regular season Angels home game in August or September 2013.


May 21, 2012 
County Assists Residents By Hosting Community Clean Up Day

Unincorporated Anaheim, CA—The County of Orange's OC Planning / Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling, is inviting Anaheim residents to partner with our volunteers for a Community Clean Up Day...


March 27, 2012 
Get the Facts on OCW&R

To learn more about OC Waste & Recycling's active landfills, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers, and Renewable Energy Programs, please visit our newly created Fact Sheet page to get started.


March 19, 2012 
SubscribeOC Now Includes OC Waste & Recycling

Community members can now sign-up to receive OCW&R updates, including landfill information, Newsroom content, the Recycling Coordinators List, and Waste Management Commission Meetings/Agendas via SubscribeOC.


March 1, 2012 
Construction & Demolition Application Now Available Online

The Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling and Reuse Program application is now available online. Achieve diversion by reusing, recycling, or composting C&D materials at County-approved facilities or through the use of a County Franchised Waste Hauler and ensure that materials are managed appropriately.


March 1, 2012 
Community Clean Up Day Set for March 3rd

Staff from two County of Orange departments – OC Waste & Recycling and OC Public Works – will partner with residents to help create a safer, cleaner, and healthier Midway City at Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon.


January 18, 2012 
County Assists Residents at Community Clean Up Day

The County of Orange's OC Planning/Neighborhood Preservation Unit in collaboration with OC Waste & Recycling are inviting residents of the Dale/Augusta Stanton Island to partner with us for Community Clean Up Day.


March 17, 2011 
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Bill Campbell, Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a Different Kind of Green

(Santa Ana, CA) —Chairman Bill Campbell today planted two Coast Live Oak saplings in their new home at Santiago Oaks Regional Park, taking part in a park restoration project that is also a mitigation measure being fulfilled by OC Waste & Recycling.


January 18, 2011 
Broadrock Renewables Breaks Ground on Landfill Gas-to-Energy Expansion Facilities at Olinda Alpha Landfill

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadrock Renewables LLC, in partnership with the County of Orange, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new landfill gas-to-energy generating plant at Olinda Alpha Landfill in Orange County, California.


December 2, 2010 
Cat D7E Combines Innovative Electric Drive with Established Technology for Uncommon Performance, Value and Sustainability

"Revolutionary design" is a term to be used carefully and sparingly when applied to earthmoving machines, but the Cat® D7E Track-Type Tractor qualifies for that distinction. The D7E uses an electric drive system that delivers 10 to 30 percent greater fuel economy, greater productivity and lower lifetime service costs, compared with conventionally designed crawler tractors of equal weight and horsepower. The D7E meets the increasing demand for powerful, maneuverable, fuel-efficient dozers that have the versatility to work effectively in both production dozing and fine grading applications.


November 10, 2010 
New Food Waste Recycling Machine Turns Food Waste into Fertilizer

Santa Ana, Calif. (November 30, 2010) – The County of Orange and Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) unveiled today the first food dehydration recycling machine in a County building. Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Janet Nguyen was on hand to celebrate this important achievement and retrieve some high-quality fertilizer from the high-tech machine.


February 17, 2010 
OC Waste & Recycling Launches WASTE FREE OC Campaign to Reduce Landfill Waste

Santa Ana, Calif. (February 10, 2010) – OC Waste & Recycling and the Orange County Board of Supervisors today announced the launch of a new, interactive public awareness campaign to reduce everyday waste from entering Orange County landfills.


October 6, 2009 
Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Irvine will re-open Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Irvine will re-open Tuesday, October 13, 2009 IRVINE, Calif. – The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Irvine will re-open Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Regular business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with the exception of rainy days and major holidays.


August 4, 2009 
Irvine Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center to close temporarily for facility improvements

IRVINE, Calif. – The Irvine Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed from August 2nd through approximately September 14th for facility improvements, including asphalt paving, security fencing and a concrete berm for secure containment of waste materials.


July 23, 2009 
Vapor and smoke from heat vents at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill can be seen from nearby communities

IRVINE, Calif. – Recently a series of heat vents were discovered at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Irvine. These naturally-occurring vents release a combination of water vapor, gases and smoke that are visible from nearby communities.


March 31, 2009 
Prima Deshecha Landfill Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates the Start of Construction on the County’s Second Green Building Project

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (March 31, 2009) – Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Patricia Bates today led County officials in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Prima Deshecha Landfill here. The new 10,200 square-foot Green Office Building will replace temporary trailers that have been in use since 1998. The new building will serve as landfill office and crew quarters, in addition to providing conference and storage rooms.


December 11, 2008 
Consider the Environment when Purchasing your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season

SANTA ANA, Calif. (December 11, 2008) – If you are thinking of buying an artificial Christmas tree this year, OC Waste & Recycling encourages you to reconsider.


October 15, 2008 
MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND INITIAL STUDY FOR MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY (MRF) AT PRIMA DESHECHA LANDFILL AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

San Juan Capistrano, California — A Mitigated Negative Declaration for a proposed Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operation at the Prima Deshecha Landfill is available for public review through November 10, 2008.


August 25, 2008 
County Offers New Home-Generated Sharps Disposal Options Beginning September 1, 2008

Orange County residents have several options available to comply with a new state law taking effect September 1, 2008 that prohibits the disposal of medical sharps waste in household trash.


March 21, 2008 
OC Waste & Recycling begins earth moving project at the

March 21, 2008 Irvine, California – Earth-moving equipment will begin mobilizing next week to begin a fourteen-to-sixteen-month excavation project at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Irvine.


March 14, 2008 
Orange County Integrated Waste Management Department (IWMD) re-introduces native vegetation at Prima Deshecha Landfill

March 14, 2008 San Clemente, California -- Habitat restoration activities at the Prima Deshecha Landfill are now underway along the southern perimeter of the landfill, which is adjacent to the communities of Talega and Forster Ranch.


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