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Posted on: April 4, 2022

City Celebrates Palmdale Environmental Pride Month

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the City of Palmdale will host its annual Palmdale Environmental Pride Month with a series of programs and events which focus on making the community cleaner and safer for all.

            Palmdale Pride Week – Extra Trash Bags

From Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29, Waste Management will collect up to eight extra bags of trash on the regular trash day for customers living in Palmdale city limits.  Resident will need to call (661)947-7197 at least 48 hours in advance of service day to schedule extra bag pick-up. No household hazardous waste (HHW) or electronic waste (E-Waste) is accepted during these pick-ups. 

Free Used Oil and Filter Collection Event 

Residents may bring in their used oil and used oil filters to receive a new oil filter for free (not to exceed $15). Limited to two filters per household. Event will take place at  AutoZone at 5022 West Avenue N on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

HHW and E-Waste Event

Residents may take their HHW and E-Waste to the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center (AVECC), located at 1200 West City Ranch Road in Palmdale. AVECC is open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and for updates on service dates/hours, call (888) CLEAN LA or visit CleanLA.com.

Mattress Recycling

Palmdale residents may drop off mattresses at the Palmdale Landfill free of charge, or they may schedule a free bulky item pickup four times per year, with up to four items collected per pickup. To also find other free mattress recycling facilities please visit ByeByeMattress.com.

Paint Recycling

The City in partnership with PaintCare will host a Paint Recycling and Reuse Event where residents are encouraged to attend if they have paint that they need to dispose of or if they need paint. Event is taking place on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr.

Free Tire Collection Event 

Los Angeles County in partnership with the City of Palmdale is hosting a free tire collection event on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring up to 9 tires per trip, rims will also be accepted. For more information visit CleanLA.com.

Free Document Shredding 

Palmdale residents may bring up to five boxes of documents for shredding to Palmdale Landfill, 1200 W. City Ranch Road, Palmdale, May 14, July 9 and September 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

No metal clips, binders, plastic sheet covers (staples, file folders, envelopes, ok). For more information, please call 661/947-7197 or visit home.wm.com/palmdaleDocument destruction services are available to Palmdale residents every second Saturday of an odd month (subject to change).

Free Smart Gardening Webinars

Topics include: Introduction to Composting, Water-wise Gardening, Organic Gardening, and Small-space Gardening. They are 45-minutes long followed by a 15-minute period to ask questions and order compost bins at a discounted price. For smart gardening tips and to register for a webinar, visit smartgardening.com

Residents are encouraged to download the Recycle Coach app through their Apple or Google app store or to go to https://cityofpalmdale.org/173/Environmental-Resources  to get up to date information or reminders about their collection schedule.   Please call the City’s Environmental Resources Division at 661/267-5300 or via email at envirotech@cityofpalmdale.org, or contact Waste Management at 661/947-7197 with any questions or concerns.

 

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