The environment has always been important to the residents and leaders of Huntington Beach. The beautiful coastline and natural wetlands attract thousands of visitors each year and over 200,000 people call Huntington Beach home. The City understands the need to protect the environment and has initiated a variety of programs to support this mission. Learn more about our programs and how they can help create a sustainable community for generations to come.
In 2002, Assembly Bill 117 opened the door for Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs, which allow local governments to purchase energy on behalf of their communities while still receiving transmission and distribution service from their existing utility provider. For decades, Southern California Edison has been the sole utility provider for most of Southern California. But now Huntington Beach will join the County's first CCE, the Orange County Power Authority, to become an alternate purchaser of power for its residents and businesses. This will not only introduce a new level of competition into the local energy market, but also provide customer choice. Click here for more info
OC RMDZ is an economic development program that utilizes the growing supply of recyclable materials to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. The program fosters and supports eligible businesses that supply or utilize secondary materials; creating a circular economy and enhancing the County's economic development potential. For more info, visit www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/business/ocrmdz.
In North America, 40 million disposable one-pound propane cylinders are used and tossed out each year. Empty cylinders are often disposed of improperly in landfills, dumpsters, household trash, campsites, on the roadside or in recycling containers. The solution? Refillable one-pound propane cylinders. Refillables save money and hassle, last up to 12 years, and can reduce the impact on landfills and the environment. For more information visit ReFuelYourFun.org.
Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications