Monday, April 12, 2010

Free Compost Giveaway April 24; Free Shred Day May 8

City of Aliso Viejo
Free Compost Giveaway in honor of Earth Day

The City's waste hauler, CR&R Waste and Recycling Services, is joining forces with Aliso Viejo and other south county cities to commemorate Earth Day by distributing 30-pound bags of processed green waste (compost).

The free compost giveaway takes place from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 24 at San Juan Capistrano City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto. Aliso Viejo residents can take advantage of obtaining two free bags of compost by showing proof of residency and presenting a coupon included in CR&R's April newsletter (which was included in your bill).

Composting is the recycling of organic materials back into a useful soil product that can be used in gardens or on potted plants. It can save you money and time and can reduce your garden's watering and weeding needs. It also benefits the environment by recycling valuable organic resources and extending the life of our landfills.
For more information, call 949-425-2538.

Public invited to free "Shred Day" May 8

In an effort to protect residents from identity theft and provide a free public service, the City will host a document shredding and identity theft protection event on Saturday, May 8.

The City is giving community members an opportunity to have their sensitive records securely destroyed from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Aliso Viejo Conference Center, 31 Santa Barbara. 

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation, and shredding documents with personal or financial information can be an effective measure of prevention.

Residents and businesses can bring up to 10 standard-file boxes of paper records - canceled checks, pay stubs, credit card statements and more - that will be shredded on-site for free. The boxes of pages can contain staples and paper clips but must be free of notebooks or other bindings. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about identity theft.

The Aliso Viejo Conference Center is located next to the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center, which opens to the public for a second spectacular season on May 1. The facilities are located off Glenwood at Golf Drive between Moulton Parkway and Aliso Creek Road. Information:

For more information about the May 8 event, contact Aliso Viejo City Clerk Susan Ramos at 949-425-2506 or

The City of Aliso Viejo, which incorporated July 1, 2001, encompasses approximately 7 square miles with nearly 48,000 residents.  The City's annual budget is roughly $30 million.  The City supports a thriving business community with companies such as Pacific Life Insurance Co.; United Parcel Service (UPS); Clarient; Valeant Pharmaceuticals; Q-Logic; Lennar Homes; Buy.Com; Fluor Daniel; Pepsi Bottling, Inc.; Shea Homes; the Renaissance ClubSport Hotel; and Bausch and Lomb. Aliso Viejo has 23 parks, vast open space and top-notch amenities including the Aliso Viejo Ranch and the City's new Conference Center and Aquatic Center. The City of Aliso Viejo welcomes you to "Experience It All."  The City is also celebrating 2010 as the Year of the Youth.  For more information, visit

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