Chula Vista City Hall
Chula Vista City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city

The Chula Vista City Council has approved a waste reduction plan, also known as the Zero-Waste Plan, officials announced.

The City’s 2017 Climate Action Plan recommended creation of zero-waste measures for Chula Vista. The plan notes that “People, Planet, and Prosperity” are the “triple bottom line” to build economic sustainability along with a green local economy.

The 2017 plan, the city said, serves as the basis for detailed and measurable Zero-Waste Plan strategies and actions.

The new plan, approved by the council Tuesday, contains six key tasks while recommending 39 specific approaches with coordinated short-term, medium-term and long-term actions to reduce, reuse, recycle and further divert waste from being buried in the Otay Landfill.

The plan advises residents and businesses that, in the past, waste has been considered
a natural and unavoidable by-product, but now trash is being regarded as a resources that may be available for new uses.

The planning and implementation, the city said, will focus on three objectives:

  • Reduce the volume and toxicity of waste by eliminating it.
  • Use materials and products and then reuse them in other ways before recycling.
  • Recycle or compost all remaining materials after they have been reduced and reused as much as possible.

For more information, contact the city’s Environmental Services by email at or call (619) 691-5122.