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Environmental Resources

All city departments have a role in making sustainability a priority.  Key departments including Parks, Recreation and Open Space; Aurora Water; Planning & Development Services; and Public Works have a lead role in protecting our water, land, air, and other valuable natural resources. Check out the links below to resources and information for a wide range of environmental topics.

Stewardship of water, energy and natural open spaces is essential to the well-being and success of residents and the community. The latest Environment Aurora report provides a snapshot of efforts from 2018 to 2022.

There are many things you can do to prevent water pollution. Click here for disposal options for household products that shouldn't go down the drain.

From hosting recycling events to connecting you to external resources, the city is committed to helping the community to divert waste from landfills.

Save water and money with guidance from Aurora Water. Take advantage of programs related to water-wise landscaping, water use assessments, conservation, rebates and more.

The city of Aurora recently completed its Energy Action Plan through Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program.

Community gardens are a critical component of Aurora's sustainability vision. Aurora has 24 public community gardens where residents can reserve a plot for the season.

Aurora experiences impacts from five area airports. Protective zoning regulations for development projects assure that land uses are compatible with airport operations. Resources are available for residents experiencing excessive noise from aircraft operations.

Loan funds are available to Aurora land owners and developers that are interested in undertaking environmental cleanup activities on sites with hazardous waste contamination, and associated redevelopment projects that will result in job creation and redevelopment in Aurora.

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