San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
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San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture

Landscape Management Outreach Partnership

We are partners with the San Joaquin County's Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division in an effort to provide educational workshops and materials to the landscape professional community through the Delta Landscape Management Outreach Partnership (DLMOP.)

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The purpose of the Landscape Management Outreach Partnership (LMOP) is to diminish green waste generation and disposal in local waste sheds, assist local jurisdictions’ efforts to comply with mandated diversion requirements, and promote the use of recycled organic products in urban landscapes.  

Created in 1999, San Joaquin County Department of Public Works partnered with the Cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy to form the Delta Landscape Management Outreach Partnership (DLMOP).  

The DLMOP aims to:

  • Diminish the generation of green waste in landscaping
  • Reduce disposal of green waste in local landfills and watersheds
  • Assist local jurisdictions in establishing green waste management programs
  • Promote the use of recycled organic products in urban landscapes

 Largely through offering workshops and hands-on demonstrations to public agencies, institutions, and large commercial properties, the DLMOP hopes to encourage landscape architects, planners, landscape contractors, and other private sector partners to reduce, reuse, or recycle urban-derived organic materials (green waste).  Some ways to achieve the reduction of green waste include waste-efficient Landscape Management Practices such as: 

  • Controlled irrigation
  • Precise fertilization
  • Grasscycling
  • Selective pruning
  • On-site composting and mulching
  • Proper organic materials application
  • Environmentally beneficial designs

Delta LMOP Goals

  • Establish sustainable landscapes through the use of best management practices throughout San Joaquin County
  • Diminish yard waste generation
  • Reduce toxic run-off to the storm drain
  • Promote the use of recycled products in urban landscapes
  • Choose less-toxic products
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