Environmental Sustainability

The primary role of the Environmental Services Division is to manage the City’s integrated waste management activities, which include solid waste franchise administration and compliance with the CalRecycle requirements for reduction of waste thrown into the landfill. La Mesa has an exclusive franchise agreement with EDCO Disposal Corporation for solid waste disposal and recycling services. Household hazardous waste and electronic and universal waste disposal and recycling are also coordinated through this division.

Climate action and other sustainability efforts are updated here, so be sure to check back for more news and information. 

News and Updates!

Community Forestry Project - Complete our Community Forestry Project Survey (also available in Spanish) and help inform the future of our urban forest for years to come. 

2018-2019 CAP Annual Report - Learn about implementation of the Climate Action Plan in the City’s inaugural annual report. You can find the Annual Report and Appendix on our Climate Action Plan page.

La Mesa a founding member of San Diego Community Power - On September 10, 2019, La Mesa City Council approved community choice aggregation (CCA) through a regional CCA program in partnership with Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, and San Diego. Learn about Community Choice Energy.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - Make an appointment to dispose of your hazardous waste at our next Household Hazardous Waste collection event. Learn more today!

Mandatory Organics Recycling for Businesses - In 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1826 into law requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste (food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, etc.) depending on the amount of waste generated per week. The law phases the requirements and includes more businesses over time so be sure to learn more about the requirements today.

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