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    Lights Out for Earth Hour 2024

    February 2024. On Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30 p.m., millions of people worldwide will partake in a unifying hour of environmental action called Earth Hour. All you need to do to participate in this event is turn off your lights – a symbolic act to show our collective support for the planet.

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    Household Hazardous Waste: Disposal Options Abound in Thousand Oaks

    February 2024. Got a secret stash of hazardous waste lurking in your closets, piling up in your garage, or hiding under your sink? The City has a solution for your hazardous waste woes! Learn more about the City's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection program...

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    Arbor Earth Day Celebration coming April 20th

    February 2024. The City’s annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration is a springtime community tradition. The free event will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 10am – 2pm, at the Thousand Oaks Community Center Park located at 2525 N. Moorpark Road.

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    Free Landfill Day this Saturday, February 10th

    February 2024. Do you need to dispose of debris or downed tree limbs from the recent rains? Have unwanted bulky items or excess trash? Trimming your trees or re-landscaping? Load up your waste items and bring them to the Calabasas Landfill for Free Landfill Day this Saturday, February 10th!

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    Powering Up Ventura County: A $12 Million Boost for Electric Vehicles

    January 2024. We've got some exciting news for Ventura County – a massive $12 million grant is on its way to support Electric Vehicle (EV) charging across 33 sites in Ventura County. Half of that will be used to provide new EV chargers in Thousand Oaks!

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    Battery Recycling

    January 2024. Ever wonder what to do with your old batteries? You are not alone. According to Call2Recycle, nearly 3 out of 10 Americans are not sure how to dispose of their used batteries...

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    Save Energy, Earn Money!

    January 2024. Would you like to earn money while saving energy and reducing your electricity bill? Residential customers can receive financial incentives for reducing their energy use during times of high energy demand through the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) Power Response Program.

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    How to Safely Dispose of E-Cigarettes and Vapes

    January 2024. Americans buy nearly 12 million single-use e-cigarette and vaping products every month, which presents unique challenges to disposal due to the lithium batteries and chemicals in the cartridges. The verdict is still out on whether these are a friendlier option for the environment.

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    Up to $5000 Available for Cleaner-burning Fireplaces and Stoves

    December 2023. As winter approaches, the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) is awarding residents up to $5,000 to replace wood-burning fireplaces and stoves that are a primary source of heat with cleaner-burning and more effective devices.

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    Electrify Your Home or Business - Discover Benefits and Savings

    December 2023. Learn more about converting from natural gas to electric equipment in your home or business at a free community workshop, "Electrify Your Home or Business," on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Chalice Unitarian Universalist campus in Thousand Oaks...

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    EPA Awards Innovation in Green Chemistry Challenge

    December 2023. For over 25 years, the U.S. EPA and the American Chemical Society have hosted the Green Chemistry Challenge to encourage and promote the design of new chemical products and processes that incorporate green chemistry into chemical design, manufacturing, and usage...

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    Holiday Waste Collection Services & Schedule Changes

    December 2023. As the holidays approach here are some tips and information regarding your waste collection to keep in mind...