Encinitas Environment

The City of Encinitas is pleased to provide this one-stop portal for tips on healthy living and environmental stewardship. 
The EncinitasEnvironment.org website allows you to explore the topics of air quality, clean water, climate change, energy efficiency, green building, transportation, trash & recycling, water conservation, and land use.  To learn more, click on the subject matter that interests you.

Over the years, the City of Encinitas has accomplished many things regarding developing awareness or advocating for environmental protection.  This commitment was formalized in 2008 with the creation of an Environmental Commission.  The Environmental Commission advises City Council on policy, programs, and regulations related to the City’s environment.  Additionally, the Environmental Commission works to raise public awareness on environmental issues affecting the city.

To show you what you can do to help the environment and what resources are available, the City of Encinitas developed an Environmental Services Guide.  This guide provides very useful information on various environmentally related topics such as curbside trash & recycling, recycling centers, hazardous and electronic waste disposal, recyclable items, waste pickup services, stormwater pollution prevention, and home composting.

Key News and Upcoming Events:

Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB1826)
In October of 2014 California adopted Assembly Bill 1826, requiring all businesses to recycle their organic waste materials on and after April 1, 2016. This mandate helps California in achieving their overall waste diversion (75% by 2020) and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
Click Here For More Information about Mandatory Requirements for Businesses and Multi-Family Properties.

The City of Encinitas passed and adopted the "Single-Use Disposable Bag Reduction" Ordinance 2014-08 on September 10th, 2014 in an effort to reduce pollution in our City and in the ocean.  For more information regarding effective dates and compliance standard, please refer to this link: Single-Use Plastic Bag Reduction

NCTD's FLEX Service Expansion
NCTD FLEX service offers rides by reservations in portions of Encinitas and Solana Beach.  Call the toll-free reservation line, (855) 844-1454, at least 30 minutes in advance. For FLEX zones and fares, please visit NCTD's FLEX website

Current Swim Guide and Beach Status Reporting

The San Diego County Beach Status Map reflects the current status of beaches  from Camp Pendleton to the US/Mexico border.  The County of San Diego's Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program coordinates the sampling and posting of signs warning of contaminated water at beaches affected by sewage spills, when monitoring indicates bacteria levels exceed State standards, or during other events that may pose a threat to public health.  For more information, call (619) 338-2073 or refer to the San Diego County Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program information online.

Water Conservation Workshops
Visit the water conservation website for more information on upcoming workshops.