Welcome to Clean LA -- a County of Los Angeles portal to a number of
award-winning programs that help residents, businesses, and government keep
the County clean and sustainable. From the basics of reduce, reuse
and recycle, to
household hazardous and electronic waste collection events and
composting; this site offers information and links to answer your
environmental questions: Where do I dispose of an old television? How can I get a free
sharps container? What is the best way to save – time, money, resources –
the planet? Clean LA provides local solutions that contribute to global efforts.
Six billion bottles and cans go unrecycled every year. Choose refillable containers whenever you can, and ALWAYS recycle bottles and cans. Recycling beverage containers is a triple play, it keeps neighborhoods clean, fights global warming and put cash in your pocket! Click here for more information and to find recycling centers near you.
As of May 1, 2023, permanent food facilities who choose to use and distribute single-use foodware and accessories are to ensure they are compostable or recyclable. Retail establishments are also now prohibited from offering products made from expanded polystyrene (also
known as Styrofoam®), such as coolers, packaging materials, single-use articles such as cups, plates, and similar items, and pool toys, unless the
products are encased in a durable material. As of June 1, 2022, full-service restaurants have been required to serve ready-to-eat food with utensils specifically designed to be cleaned after each use and reused. Food facilities are to continue providing customers with single-use articles (such as straws, forks and spoons) only upon customer request or consent. And online platforms are to continue offering a way for customers to select single use foodware accessories they wish to be packaged with their food order. The ordinance applies to food facilities and retail establishments that are located within the County unincorporated area and County facilities as well as to online food-ordering businesses.
Join the Fight! Visit FightFoodWasteLA.com
to find out how you can protect the environment, fight climate change, and learn about the specific organic waste collection requirements for residents, businesses, and schools.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill presents this event for residents in the unincorporated community of Castaic (including Val Verde) who can drop off up to one ton of trash such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky items, at Chiquita Canyon Landfill on March 2, 2024. Roll-off bins to drop off smaller items will be placed at the following two locations: Southwest corner of San Martinez Road and Parker Avenue in Val Verde and the LA County Public Works Yard, Road Maintenance Division – 526 Yard, 27624 Parker Road in Castaic. To view the flyer, click here; for Spanish translated, click here.
Let’s punt away illegal dumping once and for
all. Do your part to keep your community safe and clean. Click here to learn how you can
prevent and report illegal dumping.
Los Angeles County residents can pick up FREE products such as household cleaners, lawn and garden products, paint and more! Click here to find out more.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping creeks, lakes, rivers and ocean beaches free of litter, pollutants and other debris. Click here and see if you’ve thought about all the kinds of refuse that damage our waterways and beaches. Use trash cans. Properly discard these waste products to protect our environment.
Learn how to make your next event as close to waste-free as possible with the Waste-Free Event Guide. No event is too big or too small to make a difference.
Every Drop Counts
Did you know that used motor oil never wears out and can be recycled and reused? Motor oil improperly disposed onto the ground or into storm drains can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, and the ocean. Take your used motor oil to one of 650 certified collection centers in California or an auto parts store in your area to be recycled for free. Click here for more information.
Los Angeles County Public Works offers an e-mail notification system to provide up-to-date information on topics or events of interest. This system allows you to customize your notifications, so today!
Thank you for contacting Los Angeles County Public Works. Please report abandoned shopping carts to the Shopping Cart Reporting Hotline by calling (818) 817-6366 during business hours, Monday – Friday between 7AM and 7PM.
For after hours, please report abandoned shopping carts by calling (888) 992-4778 or filling out the online form at https://www.retailsolutionshq.com/get-started.
Additionally, for shopping carts in use by people experiencing homelessness, please contact the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority at (213) 683-3333 or at https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/ to request for outreach services.