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September 2023 LOCSD ENEWS Online

Mission County Disposal Clean Up Week October 2nd - October 6th
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Clean Up Week will be October 2nd - October 6th. For Bulky Items (see the list below) you must call at LEAST one week prior to your collection day to schedule 805-543-0875 - Discounted pick up rates for Bulky Items are provided for those item. 

Container Notes

Cleanup Week garbage may be placed in standard trash cans or tied into bundles. Standard trash containers will be emptied and left on the curb. Boxes and plastic bags will be taken away with your garbage. If you want your non-standard containers left behind, please mark or place a note on them.

Container Size

Containers or bundles of garbage must weigh 75 pounds or less and must measure four feet or less in overall length. No hazardous materials will be taken. Garbage, greenwaste, & recycling combined for 6 cans, bags, or bundles plus your waste wheelers. Excess garbage will be left on the curb.
SIX standard trash cans (31 gallons each) OR the equivalent in bags, boxes, or bundles. Each not to exceed 75 pounds and four feet in length. 

General Tip

1. Please don’t use plastic bags in the commingled recycling or greenwaste cans. Inadvertently someone will throw garbage in with the recycling and contaminate the entire load. Just dump the recycling in the can and throw the bag away.
2. Large pieces of cardboard need to be cut up or broken down so they fit in the blue recycle cart. The automated trucks can’t pick up loose cardboard. If you need a bigger blue bin call the office. There is a fee to remove extra cardboard.
3. If you forget to put your cans out by 6:00AM and we have to send a truck back to your house, there will be a trip charge for each commodity.
4. It is important to not pack the waste wheeler so tight that when turned upside down, nothing will come out.
The office number is 805-543-0875.

Bulky Items – LIMIT TWO EACH - Bulk item rates are different for each city

You must call Mission Country Disposal at least one week before your collection day to schedule. 805-543-0875

Place your Clean-Up Week garbage on the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on your regular garbage collection day. Don’t block your waste wheelers, we still run automated trucks.
The following special prices are valid only during Clean-Up Week and must be on the curb to qualify:
• Televisions
• Water Heaters
• Couches
• Washers
• Dryers
• Small Appliances
• Chairs
• Box Springs
• Mattresses
• Refrigerators
• Overstuffed Chairs
• No auto parts
To arrange for pickup of bulky items (not free) you must first call 805-543-0875.
Bulky items will not be picked up unless you call first.

Hiring Reserve Firefighters
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Los Osos Community Services District, in cooperation with CAL FIRE/SLO County Fire Department, Station 15 – South Bay has initiated a hiring process to select prospective LOCSD Reserve Firefighters. Reserve Firefighters are expected to cover two 12 hour shifts per month, attend required training and drills, and return for emergency call backs at CAL FIRE/Station 15 – South Bay.

In order to qualify for the Reserve Firefighter position, an application must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, September 22, 2023 with a valid DMV report dated within 30-days. A Resume/Application Review will be conducted with a preference for applicants who are current San Luis Obispo County Paid-Call/Reserve Firefighters and/or proof of accredited Firefighter 1 Academy completion.  The Reserve Firefighter application and additional information can be obtained at CAL FIRE/Station 15 – South Bay, located at 2315 Bayview Heights Drive in Los Osos, CA (Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm) and online at

If an applicant is selected, the next step is a Firefighter Physical Agility Test to be held at Cal FIRE/Station 15, followed by an Oral Interview. Information on the Physical Agility Test is in the Application packet. The final step will be a background investigation and a successful completion of a pre-employment physical.

If you have any questions, please contact CAL FIRE/Station 15 – South Bay Fire Department at (805) 528-1053.


Free Compost Giveaway
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Free Compost Pick-Up on Saturday September 9th from 10am-2pm at 4300 Old Santa Fe Road in SLO. for more details!

LOVR Corridor Concept Plan - Public Input Needed
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The County of San Luis Obispo and San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) has created and interactive website for the Los Osos Valley Road Corridor Concept Plan. Please click the link below to be taken to the website where public comment can be made on the Interactive Map for the Concept Plan and see the Corridor survey.

Project Background

The Los Osos Valley Road Corridor has been the subject of multiple planning efforts over the years. The purpose of this effort is to consolidate all of the planning and engineering into one comprehensive document. This exercise also allows for the opportunity of refining these planning policies and design efforts with further specificity and accuracy.

The Los Osos Valley Road Corridor Concept Plan will consolidate and refine the improvements identified under the following plans and studies:

The Los Osos Valley Road Corridor Concept Plan will remain as a conceptual design tool to facilitate corridor improvements in preparation of capital project delivery. The County will serve as the Lead Agency, in cooperation with SLOCOG, on implementation of this plan.

Ways to Get Involved

Throughout the entire process of developing the Los Osos Valley Road Corridor Concept Plan, there are various ways to get involved with this project, including: 

  • Leave location-specific comments on the interactive project map
  • Participate in the online survey
  • Attend the public workshop (TBA, tentatively scheduled for September 2023)
  • Attend a Board of Supervisors meeting
  • Contact the County Department of Public Works 

Contact the County to provide any additional feedback at:

Address 976 Osos St, Room 207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone (805) 781-4309

Water Conservation is a Way of Life for Los Osos Residents

Living in Los Osos we take our approach to water seriously.  We rely completely on groundwater and we know we need to conserve.  Last month we showed you how to read your water meter which is another way to conserve by keeping your eye on the usage.  Sometimes we need to be gently reminded that water should be conserved.

Here are some water conservation tips for indoors and out:

  • Water outdoor vegetation only between the hours of dusk and dawn
  • If you spill ice cubes on the floor, pick them up and put them in a houseplant
  • Soak your dirty dishes in a sink full of water instead of running the water while washing
  • If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it
  • Look at your water meter, there is a leak indicator that will move if water is passing through it
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth, it can save 10 gallons per person per day
  • Plant California native plants and use less water
  • Always run a full load of laundry and save 15 to 45 gallons per load
  • Reuse your cooking water by watering a plant
  • Wash your vehicle at a carwash, they recycle the water
  • Fix leaky faucets around your house
  • Every drop counts, use water wisely

The LOCSD website has a whole page dedicated to water conservation with all sorts of links and related information.  Take a look to see some of these tips and other ways you can save water.  You can find it by clicking on this link

Thank you for doing your best to conserve water.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule for the CSD

LOCSD is also continuing with their regularly scheduled Board, Utilities Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Emergency Services Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meetings. 

Information for each meeting and how to get connected will be available on the Agenda for each meeting. Agendas can be found on the LOCSD Website ( which is posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting time.

Our upcoming meetings are: 

  • Board of Directors Meeting - September 7, 2023 Closesd Session @ 5:00PM Open Session at 6:00 PM
  • Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - September 20, 2023 @5:30PM 
  • Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - October 2, 2023 @ 5:30PM
  • Board of Directors Meeting - October 5, 2023 Open Session @ 6:00 PM

For more information about the upcoming meetings for LOCSD, please go to our website, or click here

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