Citizens Environmental Protection Academy


Ever wonder what happens to your trash after it’s picked up? How about the water that comes out of your faucents and goes down your drains? Join the Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) and special guests for the biannual Citizens Environmental Protection Academy (CEPA)! CEPA is a free educational series of presentations, demonstrations, and facility tours that give our community a behind-the-scenes look at how our trash, water and wastewater are processed and recycled!

Past presenters and tour guides include Orange Coast College Recycling Center, CR&R Environmental Services, Inside the Outdoors, Orange County Waste & Recycling, Orange County Water District, Orange County Sanitation District, Irvine Ranch Water District, and Orange County Mosquito & Vector Control District.


A virtual Spring 2021 CEPA is in the works!
Please check back for updates, as they will be added to this webpage.

RSVPs for the Citizens Environmental Protection Academy are not being accepted at this time. 

If you would like to be placed on the interest list, call (949) 645-8400 or email District staff.



Funding for the Citizens Environmental Protection Academy is provided, in part, by Orange County Waste & Recycling.

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