Environmental Programs

The City of Laguna Niguel offers numerous programs that play a role in protecting the environment. Programs include the City’s urban runoff management program, solid waste and recycling programs, and other environmental-related services. Click on the links below to learn more.Graphic for Environmental Programs webpage Opens in new window

Urban Runoff Management

The mission of the City's Urban Runoff Management Program is to maintain and promote the quality of surface water for the citizens of Laguna Niguel and to ensure compliance with the surface water quality regulations. The goal is to protect the quality of water in our creeks and ocean by prohibiting polluted and illicit discharges, e.g. over-irrigation runoff, into the storm drain system and by reducing the pollution load carried into the City's storm drain system during rain events. Click above for more detailed information.

Resource and Recycling Management

In Laguna Niguel, trash collection and recycling services are provided by the City's exclusive franchised hauler, CR&R Environmental Services, Inc. 

Laguna Niguel and CR&R recently launched a new Organics Recycling Program on July 1, 2019. This new program will co-collect food scraps and yard waste in your green cart. The organic material collected will be taken to CR&R's Regional Organics Anaerobic Recovery (ROAR) Facility to be converted into renewable natural gas and anaerobic compost. Click above for more details. 

Vector Control

The Orange County Vector Control District protects public health by controlling rats, flies, mosquitoes, fire ants and other pests for all of Orange County, including Laguna Niguel. Click above for more detailed information and resources.


Laguna Niguel has an operations and maintenance plan for flood control maintenance in 13 wetland sites located throughout the Aliso Creek Watershed in the City. Click above for more detailed information.