Visit the EDCO website for information about:
- Green waste
- Household hazardous waste
- Free paper shredding , e-waste and mulch events
- Environmental Times Newsletter
California Businesses and Multi-Family Complexes are required to recycle their organic waste:
AB 1826 - Mandatory Business and Multifamily Organics Recycling
AB 1826 - El Segundo Organics Recycling
To conserve water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Saving water is one of the most critical challenges today as water is one of our most important resources. Conserving water includes using less water and recycling used water.
Rain Barrel Distribution
Register to receive your free rain barrel at one of the distribution events for West Basin Municipal Water District residents. By using rainwater in your garden, you can be water efficient and help reduce the amount of water that flows into storm drains. You must be a resident in West Basin Municipal Water District's service area to participate.
Report Wasted Water
Do you see broken sprinklers or running hoses on school or city property? If so, please call and report these issues and help prevent any future wasted water:
- Within public City spaces: Park Maintenance Superintendent - 310-524-2716
- On ESUSD school campuses: Director of Maintenance and Operations, 310-615-2650, ext. 1201.
Resources for the latest tips and rebate information on how to conserve water:
- South Bay Environmental Savings Center (SBESC) is the South Bay's local clearinghouse for energy efficiency, water conservation and environmental information - - training, materials and outreach.
- Build It Green is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in California.
- U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.
- LEED green building rating system and portfolio of the green checklists.
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to protect wildlife to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.
- California Energy Commission provides Federal tax credits for certain efficiency measures.
- Southern California Edison provides tips on how to use energy in an eco-friendly way
- Southern California Gas Company
- West Basin Municipal Water District
- Clean LA provides environmental info for residents, businesses and government throughout LA County, including recycling, waste, conservation and energy tips and actions to help support El Segundo's current environmental programs
Seven members make up the Committee, including representatives from the business and residential communities and one member from the El Segundo School District.
Meetings are held in the West Conference Room in City Hall (350 Main St.) and start at 12:00 p.m.
Upcoming 2020 meetings:
April 3rd meeting is CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Environmental Committee's vision is to create and maintain a sustainable community and to improve social, economic and environmental well-being by fostering partnerships through education, guidance, and outreach. The Committee addresses sustainability through cooperative civic, business, and resident responsibility in the following areas of eco-management:
• Urban planning and development
• Air quality
• Water conservation
• Energy conservation
• Hazardous waste
• Solid waste
Local Farmers Markets
Support local small businesses by shopping at your local farmer’s market. Buying fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables at your local farmers market help small farmers to succeed and thrive. Not only will you be helping your local community, but you will also be buying fresher foods.
- El Segundo Farmers Market: Every Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Main Street and Holly Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245
- Hermosa Beach Farmers Market: Every Friday, 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
- Inglewood Farmers' Market: First and third Thursday , 3:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m
225 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
- Lawndale Farmers Market: Every Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
147th St, Lawndale, CA 90260
- Manhattan Beach Farmer’s Market: Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
- Marina del Rey Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
11770 Vía Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
- Palos Verdes Farmers Market: Every Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
27118 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
- Playa Vista Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
12775 W Millennium Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094
- Redondo Beach Farmers Market: Every Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
- Santa Monica Farmers Market: Every Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Arizona Ave & 3rd St, Santa Monica (Wednesday) and
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Sunday)
- Torrance Farmers Market: Every Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m 2200 Jefferson St, Torrance, CA 90501