Oxnard Seeking Community Input on Zero Waste Plan
The City of Oxnard Environmental Resources Division is seeking community input to help develop a Zero Waste strategic plan. The plan will serve as a roadmap to reduce waste going to the landfill, increase reuse and recycling opportunities, generate clean energy, and explore new policies and technologies in order to conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Residents, businesses, and other community organizations interested in participating in this process are invited to attend an upcoming Zero Waste environmental workshop:
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9 AM to Noon, Del Norte Regional Recycling & Transfer Station, Education Center, 111 S. Del Norte Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93030
The workshop is the first in a series of opportunities for the public to provide input. The workshop will include an overview of the current state of waste and recycling in Oxnard, updates regarding the City-owned Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station operations and management transition, a presentation about cutting-edge ideas and strategies that other communities are implementing on their path to Zero Waste and, most importantly, the opportunity for the public to provide feedback. The first 25 workshop participants will receive a free reusable tote bag or reusable water bottle.
“Oxnard has a long history of reducing waste going to the landfill: residential and business recycling programs, computer and electronics recycling, proper household hazardous waste disposal, as well as many other programs,” says Todd Vasquez-Housley, Environmental Resources MRF Manager for the City of Oxnard. “Oxnard community members will continue to be a key component to making these programs work. The public’s input will help us as we explore new avenues to reduce waste. We will be looking at policy and program updates, infrastructure improvements, and new technologies to work toward a goal of Zero Waste and a more sustainable future.”