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 April 25 through 29, Waste Management will collect up to eight extra bags of trash on the regular trash day for customers living in Palmdale city limits.  

Residents 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. 

Household hazardous waste and e-waste event: Residents may take their HHW and E-Waste to the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center (AVECC), located at 1200 W. City Ranch Rd., 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 Rd., May 14, July 9 and Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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/palmdale. Document 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 visit https://cityofpalmdale.org/173/Environmental-Resources for up to date information or reminders about their collection schedule. 

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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