Workshops

The City of Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) hosts FREE workshops to teach residents about recycling, waste reduction, composting, and more. To request a workshop presented in Spanish, please email lbrecycles@longbeach.gov. Join us and register for one of our upcoming workshops below. 


Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Topics

Composting at Home

Join us at our beautiful demonstration garden at the Environmental Services Bureau to learn how to turn your food scraps and yard debris into a valuable soil amendment for your garden, landscape, or potted plants. We'll teach you how to set up and maintain a backyard compost bin and vermicompost (worm) bin, see what materials can or cannot be placed in your compost bin, and how to effectively use finished compost at home.

Saturday, June 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm | Register now 
Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E Willow St. 

Saturday, June 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Register now 
Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E Willow St. 
Presented in Spanish.

Recycle Right LB

You have questions - we have answers! Join us to learn about the City's curbside recycling program. We'll teach you how recycling works, what can and cannot be recycled, and how to prepare your trash and recyclables. Stick around for Recycling Bingo and win prizes!

Tuesday, June 21, 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Register now 
Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.

Reduce Waste at Home: Kitchen Edition

Learn strategies to get the most out of your groceries, save money, and reduce food waste and packaging waste in the kitchen.

Next workshop: TBD | Sign up for the EcoGuide e-newsletter to stay informed about future workshop dates.

Reduce Waste at Home: Holiday Edition

Learn strategies to give gifts sustainably, and reduce waste and packaging during the winter holiday season.

Next workshop: TBD | Sign up for the EcoGuide e-newsletter to stay informed about future workshop dates.

Reduce Waste at Home: Halloween Edition

Learn strategies to decorate sustainably and reduce waste while celebrating the spookiest season of the year!

Tuesday, October 4, 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Registration link coming soon
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Green & Safe Cleaning

Learn how to make non-toxic cleaning supplies with safe, natural ingredients while saving money and reducing waste.

Next workshop: TBD | Sign up for the EcoGuide e-newsletter to stay informed about future workshop dates.


To request a workshop presented in Spanish, please email lbrecycles@longbeach.gov.


Past Virtual Workshops

To view past workshop recordings, please visit our Facebook