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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

Green World


Make Every Day Earth Day: Green Living

 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

CAL Recycle

From the State of California, Cal Recycle contains information about finding recycling locations and restrictions about what can and cannot be recycled. 

Palm Springs Disposal Services

Palm Springs Disposal is the only authorized, franchised waste collection hauler for the City of Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs Disposal provides complete residential, commercial and roll-off trash services. They also offer complete recycling services, including green waste, electronic waste and other services for residential customers as well as full recycling, green waste, construction and debris removal for commercial and industrial businesses.

Riverside County 's Backyard Composting Program has been developed to aid the residents of Riverside County in composting their organic material, so that we can all recycle more and discard less. Composting harnesses the natural process of decomposition by turning organic matter (such as fruit and vegetable wastes, grass clippings, leaves, and some animal manure's) into a useful product for your landscape or garden.

 Environmental Protection Agency


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (often called the EPA) is a U.S. government agency which was created to protect human and environmental health by writing and enforcing regulations based upon laws passed by congress.  Learn more about environmental resources and challenges facing humans and earth.

EPA: Sustainability  is a resource by the EPA which focuses on sustainability.  EPA efforts in the area of sustainability practices and approaches include labeling green products and promoting green chemistry and engineering, managing materials rather than creating waste, using green infrastructure to manage storm water runoff, and supporting the sustainable design of communities.

EPA: Greener Living Resources is a resource from the EPA.  Our actions impact the environment. Each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. The EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint

 Green Living Resources

Environment, Health and Safety Online
All U.S.Government Environmental Web Sites are provided in one consolidated page for federal government environmental information on the World Wide Web. This list brings you to the U.S. federal government's environmental doorstep.

Sierra Club
The Sierra Club 's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

Worldwatch Institute
The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.


Palm Springs Sustainability
The duties of the Sustainability Commissioners are to identify, research, review, and make recommendations to the City Council regarding:

(A) City policies affecting energy and natural resource conservation;
(B) Approaches for improving municipal and community energy efficiency;
(C) Plans and programs identifying municipal and community-based energy efficiency and productions projects;
(D) Natural resource issues facing the City, including water conservation, air pollution, waste management, and recycling; and
(E) Community education programs and project financing options.