City Plans “EnviroFest 2023” for Two Local Parks for Earth Day, Arbor Day Activities

Join the Environmental Programs and Operations Division of Public Works in celebrating Arbor Day, Earth Day, and International Composting Week with Enviro-fest!

E-Waste and paper shredding will happen at Syd Kronenthal Park from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. EPO will be co-hosting an e-waste collection and paper-shredding event with Homeboy Industries. There will be informational booths with information about different sustainable topics. Reusable utensils and other sustainable items will be given away. Dispose of your old electronics in a socially and ecologically responsible way. Drive up, drop off and drive away. Staff can assist to remove from car.

All electronics will be accepted except: refrigerators, alkaline batteries, thermostats, light bulbs and air conditioners.
E-waste will be handled in a way that protects the planet, keeps your data safe, and creates jobs for people facing serious barriers to work. All hard drives and data storage devices will be destroyed according to NIST standards. Homeboy Recycling is a certified electronics recycler offering recycling, data destruction, asset recovery and repair services.

Rain will cancel shredding event only.

On the other side of town,  at Culver City Park EPO will be giving away compost, 100 fruit trees, and kitchen pails while supplies last from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is a self-haul event so bring a shovel – residents are responsible for shoveling and bagging their own compost in garbage bags, yard waste bags, reusable containers, pick-up bed, or trailer. Compost is ready to go but recommended to be mixed with topsoil or another gardening fill. For best growing results, a 60/40 split (60% topsoil and 40% compost) is recommended.

Where does this free compost come from? Athens, where every day is Earth Day! Athens is part of the recycling loop by receiving local Culver City organic material and creating beneficial soil amendments to help grow healthy foods. The compost material is OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) and licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA); it is approved to be used in agricultural operations that are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program.

So, lose your e-waste and excess paper, get a fruit tree and compost to help support planting it. 

Saturday, May 06, 2023 | 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Culver City Park: 9910 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City 90232
Syd Kronenthal Park: 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City 90232

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