Our Partners

Our partners are important to us. They understand the importance of reducing waste from our landfills through waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Our partners help us show others how to save room for tomorrow.

Learn more about our current partners:

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us.

Discovery Science Center

Assembly Program

The Discovery Science Center has partnered with Waste Free OC to teach waste reduction to kids in Orange County’s schools.
Discovery Science Center is now hosting assemblies that focus on waste reduction, reuse and recycling for 6th grade students.The staff follows a lesson plan that aligns with California Science Content standards and engages students with a keypad wireless response system. Students take home educational booklets with games and activities, and a poster that shows them what can and can’t be recycled.

More than 2,000 6th grade students participated in the program during the 2008/2009 school year. This year, we’re hoping for 3,000.

If you’re a teacher or school administrator interested in participating, contact us. We’d love to tell you more about the program, as well as a new permanent waste-reduction exhibit opening soon at the center.


The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently approved interactive exhibits at the Discovery Science Center. The waste reduction exhibits will allow visitors to sharpen their everyday knowledge about important waste reduction attitudes and behaviors, and show them how to change their own behavior to help reduce the amount of waste that goes to the County’s landfills.

OC Grant Programs at Work

A total of $1,715,739 was given to Orange County cities and municipal solid waste special districts to develop and implement regional recycling programs. As recipients of Orange County grants, each city is reducing waste that would end up in local landfills.

Community Program
Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin and Rossmoor Commercial Food Waste Diversion Program
Mission Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Las Flores (u), and Ladera Ranch Commercial Food Waste Diversion Program.
Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach Multi-family and commercial recycling programs
Westminster and Midway City Construction & Demolition, Green Building, and Recycling Calendar
Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach
  • Composting and vermin composting bin distribution
  • Public Outreach to reduce disposal of Fats, Oil, and Grease
  • Public outreach for recycling programs.
Anaheim Multi-family and commercial recycling program
Laguna Woods Utilization of commercial recycling bins

If you are interested in applying for future grants, visit www.oclandfills.com.

Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC)

The AAOC has partnered with the Waste Free OC campaign and will begin making strides March 1, 2009. Please check back with us to learn more.

Are you interested in partnering with the Waste Free OC campaign? Contact us.