CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:
Phone: (619) 660-4023
Sustainable landscapes produce little impact on the surrounding environment.
When revising an existing landscape, salvage onsite materials and consider the following :
City of San Diego- Recycling Programs
1989- The California Integrated Waste Management Act, or Assembly Bill 939, set waste diversion goals of 25 percent by 1995 and 50 percent by 2000 for each jurisdiction.
2006- All California cities and counties were required to have achieved the 50 percent diversion rate by the beginning of 2006, or face the possibility of up to a $10,000 per day fine from the state.
2007- The City of San Diego approved a Recycling Ordinance Nov. 2007 requiring that plastic and glass bottles and jars, paper, newspaper, metal containers and cardboard at private residences, commercial buildings, and at special events requiring a City permit be recycled.
2011- Effective July, 2011 additional plastics must be recycled. Commercial and institutional properties must recycle rigid plastics including clean food waste containers, jugs, tubs, trays, pots, buckets, and toys. Residents with City recycling service must also recycle these materials.
City of San Diego- Environmental Services- Recycling Ordinance
To reduce incorporates common sense ideas like turning off the lights, rain barrels, and taking shorter showers, but also plays a part in Composting/ Grasscycling (transportation energy is reduced), low-flow toilets, and programmable thermostats.
Includes the terms Re-think, Precycle, Carpool, Efficient, and Environmental Footprint/Foodprint.
Initiatives include Hand-Me-Downs, Garage Sales, Quilting, and Composting (nutrients). Includes the terms Repair, Regift, and Upcycle.
This is different from Reuse in that energy is used to change the physical properties of the material. Initiatives include Composting, Beverage Container Deposits and buying products with a high content of post-consumer material.
Home improvement outlets sell donated, new, used, and surplus goods to the public at greatly reduced prices.
Recycle is preservation-oriented, emphasizing sustainable practices through reuse.
2008- The Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Deposit Ordinance (PDF) took effect.
The ordinance requires that the majority of construction, demolition and remodeling projects requiring building, combination and demolition permits pay a refundable C&D Debris Recycling Deposit and divert at least 50% of their debris by recycling, reusing or donating usable materials.
The ordinance is designed to keep C&D materials out of local landfills and ensure they get recycled."
Composted organic material is plant matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Many communities have recycling bins that are collected and added to community composting efforts.
Some sources of compost-able materials include:
At the Miramar Greenery, the City of San Diego composts yard trimmings and food scraps for 70 days, screens the resulting compost to one-half inch size, processes mulch and wood chips.
These water saving, recycled materials are available at a nominal price from the Miramar Greenery.
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