Upcoming Events

December 16

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Movies Over Messes - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Release Cleanup

As if spending a morning at the beach while protecting precious marine wildlife and our picturesque coastline wasn’t already reason…

January 27

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Free Recycling Event

The City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department is hosting a FREE Recycling Event with support from the State of…

February 3

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Encinitas Zero Waste Workshop: Home

Join ILACSD as we team up with the City of Encinitas to bring you another Zero Waste Workshop! On Saturday,…

February 24

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Chula Vista Zero Waste 101 Workshop

Join ILACSD as we team up with the City of Chula Vista to bring you another Zero Waste Workshop! On Saturday, February…

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2017 Recycling Reminder:
Foam #6 Now Accepted in City of San Diego Curbside Recycling Bins

One of the biggest challenges to recycling is that residents do not know that many of our everyday products are not only recyclable but that they are accepted in the City of San Diego’s curbside recycling program.

This summer the City Council unanimously voted to allow foam #6 (often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam) to be recycled in residential curbside recycling bins. This change went into effect on July 1, 2017. Examples of foam include foam cups, food containers, egg or meat trays, as well as large molded blocks used to package electronics, such as TVs and computers. This means that anyone in the City of San Diego that has residential curbside recycling can recycle –with ease and convenience – even more materials!

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I Love A Clean San Diego empowers San Diegans to improve the health and beauty of our local environment through community programs, education, and a recycling database. Make a donation today to create positive change in our community.

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