SB 1383 Information and Resources

SB 1383: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) Summary In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383, establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. Methane emissions resulting from the decomposition of... continue reading »"SB 1383 Information and Resources"

Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program

The Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program is a free program that assists businesses in becoming environmental leaders by incorporating waste reduction practices into their business models. Below, you will find the electronic application, the program brochure, and additional details about the Program. Program Information Zero Waste Partner Program Brochure Zero Waste Partner Program Waste Reduction Goals Join the Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program Business Address * Business Address Business Address Business Address City City State/Province... continue reading »"Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program"

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling

Construction and Demolition Waste ManagementWhy is there a recycling ordinance? Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste represents a significant part of the solid waste stream, with current estimates at 20-30 percent of the total tonnage. Much of this material can be reused or recycled, conserving natural resources and saving valuable landfill space. In response to State-mandated waste reduction goals, and as part of the City’s continued efforts to reduce landfilled tonnage, the City adopted the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Ordinance... continue reading »"Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling"

Zero Waste Pasadena 2040

What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is a philosophy and design framework that promotes not only reuse, recycling, and conservation programs, but also, and more importantly, emphasizes sustainability by considering the entire life-cycle of products, processes, and systems. In this Zero Waste Strategic Plan (Zero Waste Plan), we will use the term “Zero Waste” to mean both reducing waste at the source and maximizing diversion from landfills, with the overall goal of striving for Zero Waste. Zero Waste is not necessarily 100 percent recycling but it shifts the... continue reading »"Zero Waste Pasadena 2040"

One-Day E-Waste Collection Events

Additional Electronic Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Locations: S.A.F.E. Collection Center Website: LA County Mobile Household Hazardous Waste / E-Waste Event Schedule: S.A.F.E. Collection Center Information Flyer: SAFE Collection Center

Mulch Recycling

Mulch Giveaway Program Wood from City trees that have been removed is chipped into mulch and recycled. The City uses mulch at City parks and landscaped areas and offers mulch to residents through the mulch giveaway program. This program provides free mulch for pickup at Robinson and Victory Parks on selected dates. Residents will have access to mulch during park hours which are 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. while supplies last. Residents should bring shovels, containers, gloves and eye protection... continue reading »"Mulch Recycling"

Commercial Recycling

Why Recycle State law (AB341) now requires apartment communities/multi-family housing with 5 or more units to recycle. Recycling may provide opportunities to save money. Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California’s landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations. Many apartment residents are requesting recycling; providing recycling helps promote your community as environmentally friendly and may help fill vacancies. Types of Material to Recycle Clean, dry paper Cardboard and chipboard Plastic... continue reading »"Commercial Recycling"


Pay-As-You-Throw is the trash collection system that is tailored to single family residences and multi-family units of four or less where your cost for collection is based upon how much you recycle and how much your family throws away. The smaller your waste container and the more you recycle, the less you pay. There are three different sizes of mixed waste containers (the green lid): 32 gallons, 60 gallons, 100 gallons. You can down size your waste container for free... continue reading »"Pay-As-You-Throw"

Used Motor Oil/Filter Certified Collection Centers

Used Motor Oil & Filter Certified Collection Centers O’Reilly Auto Parts 919 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA (626) 797-9525 O’Reilly Auto Parts 1860 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626) 585-9084 AutoZone 550 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA (626) 798-6745 Pep Boys 1135 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626) 793-8181 Jiffy Lube 1420 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA (626) 793-9896 Firestone Complete Auto Care 1110 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626) 578-0351 Jiffy Lube 1603 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626)... continue reading »"Used Motor Oil/Filter Certified Collection Centers"

Ordering Compost Bins

What To Compost Kitchen Waste • Lawn Clippings (use thin layers so they don’t mat down) • Chopped Leaves (large leaves take a long time to break down) • Shredded Branches • Garden Plants (disease-free plants) • Shredded Paper • Weeds (before they go to seed) • Straw or Hay • Newspaper • Wood Ash (sprinkle lightly between layers) • Tea Leaves and Coffee Grounds Do Not Compost Meat Scraps and Fatty Trash • Excessive Wood Ashes (counteracts with manures)... continue reading »"Ordering Compost Bins"