Presentation

Welcome to the Los Angeles County webpage for information and updates on the proposed Garbage Disposal Districts (GDDs) for the North County areas of Acton, Agua Dulce and the Antelope Valley.

New Trash Collection System For Your Community

Los Angeles County Public Works is proposing to transition unincorporated North County communities from an open market system to a permanent and sustainable trash collection system and recommends establishing four GDDs in the area.

GDDs would best serve the complex geographical areas in the North County, address concerns received from residents regarding their current trash system, and establish a trash collection system that will improve the quality of life for residents by providing certain services such as bulky item collections and help provide dedicated funding to address illegal dumping.

Los Angeles County is actively seeking feedback from unincorporated North County residents on their solid waste and recycling needs. If you have feedback you would like to share, please email us at trash@pw.lacounty.gov. Public Works is also working with local town councils and communities throughout the North County to provide information and receive valuable feedback from residents on the proposed GDDs.

Update June 10, 2022

Public Works is proposing the formation and operation of four new Garbage Disposal Districts (GDD) for the unincorporated County communities of Acton and Agua Dulce, Quartz Hill, and those in eastern and western Antelope Valley. Forming and implementing GDDs will improve the quality of life of residents by ensuring each property has waste collection services including mandatory organic waste collection, provide certain additional services such as bulky-item collection, and provide dedicated funding to combat illegal dumping.

In a GDD, the waste collection fees are added on the annual property tax bill where the County pays the waste hauler to provide service. Property owners must provide written consent to the contracted waste hauler in order to access their property if not accessible from a County maintained road. Property owners along unpaved non-County maintained private roads will also need to provide attestation that the road has been treated to mitigate dust impacts.

Public Works is the lead agency for the formation of four Garbage Disposal Districts in the unincorporated County areas of north Los Angeles County including the communities of Acton, Agua Dulce, Quartz Hill, and the Antelope Valley. As part of the formation, a recirculated CEQA document is available for a 30-day public review starting June 10, 2022, and ending July 9, 2022. Please click on the link to access the document and for information on submitting written comments.