Bring the family to a free event to learn all about the City’s environmental programs, exchange inefficient light bulbs and dispose of electronic waste. The City of Chula Vista will be hosting a “Go Green and Clean” Family Day on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Friendship Park, located at Fourth Avenue and Davidson Street.
Fun activities, giveaways and important environmental information will be shared. In addition, residents can exchange up to five 75-watt (or higher) light bulbs for more energy-efficient ones. Residents can also receive a free indoor water-savings kit featuring an efficient showerhead and faucet aerators. Participants include SDG&E, Home Depot, Otay Water District, Sweetwater Authority, Allied Waste, HomeTown Buffett and I Love a Clean San Diego and many more.
At the same time, down the street at the Ken Lee Building parking lot (430 F Street), the Environmental Services division will hold an electronic and universal waste recycling drop off.
Items accepted for recycling include televisions, monitors, desktop and laptop computers, DVD players, radio, camcorders, microwaves, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and mercury-containing thermostats and thermometers. Items not accepted are stoves, refrigerators, car batteries, paint or other hazardous waste.
In addition, the City operates a household hazardous waste facility that is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. except major holidays. For more information on the Go Green & Clean Family Day or other environmental questions, log on to www.chulavistaca.gov/clean.