How YOU can make a difference

There are so many ways that Los Gatos residents can take part in making their community more sustainable. Check out some of them on this page!
Spare the Air Days
Before using any wood burning stoves, fireplaces, etc. this winter, be sure to visit Spare the Air to ensure that we are not observing a Spare the Air Day. You can also sign up to get automatic alerts and get more information on our air quality online.
Truck & SUV Recycling!
Wheels For Wishes Offers FREE Car, do you have an old car, truck or suv that doesn't run? Wheels for Wishes will come to your home, tow it away at no cost to you! Proceeds go directly to the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. Check their donation program, Cars To Cure Breast Cancer, which accepts donated vehicles and either recycles or auctions them off and uses the earned proceeds to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
How do I report someone pouring substances into the storm drain? Who do I report illegal dumping to? 
Storm drain violations and illegal dumping are to be reported to one of the following agencies:
  • Town of Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Department: 408-399-5770
  • West Valley Clean Water Program: 408-354-5385
  • 911 (during non-business hours)

Commercial Composting Program
West Valley Collection and Recycling has expanded its commercial composting program! Service is now offered to any commercial customer generating food scraps. Contact WVC&R to find out if your business qualifies, or to schedule a site assessment and service level recommendation at their website or 408-283-9250. Check out their Fall 2013 newsletters: Commerical and Residential. Find out which Los Gatos businesses are currently participating in the Commercial Composting Program online.

New Resources for Safe Pest Control
Keep your home and family safe while keeping unwanted pests out. Find a store near you for quick and easy shopping for less toxic pest control here. Get more info now online or check out this info sheet from the West Valley Clean Water Program. Learn more about controlling ants with IPM methods in this article.

Event Guide

Learn how to make your next event or party a green event HERE.

Green Gardener Program

Hire an IPM Contractor. Click HERE to read more about Green Gardener's program.

Be a green gardener! Check out classes HERE.