Below is a list of programs specifically designed to assist businesses and multi-family residences with five (5) units or more. Please visit each of the Program's websites to learn more about these free services, or be added as a resource. ** Some programs may only be applicable to businesses within unincorporated areas of the County.

For single-family using cart service and multi-family (2 to 4 units), and Garbage Disposal District (GDD), please click here.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink

 Reduction of Waste from Single-Use Items and Expanded Polystyrene Products Ordinance

Businesses serving ready-to-eat food, online food-ordering platforms and retail establishments are to continue in reducing waste from single-use items and expanded polystyrene products.

 NEW! Fight Food Waste LA Website

Newly launched website to provide you with resources and information on how to best manage organic waste.

 Smart Business Recycling

Visit the Smart Business Recycling website to learn more about relevant laws, list of recyclers, and recycling resources for your business, multi-family residences of 5 units and more, or schools.

 Food Donation and Recovery Outreach Program (Food DROP)

Los Angeles County residents and businesses throw away approximately 3.7 billion pounds of food each year while about 1 in 4 people are food insecure. In addition, Senate Bill 1383 set a statewide goal for large food generators to recover at least 20% of edible food currently disposed of for human consumption. Visit to learn about how businesses can safely donate their excess edible food.

 Plastic and Paper Carryout Bag Ordinance

Your resource for reducing your single use plastic carryout bag impact to comply with a recently adopted ordinance banning such bags in the unincorporated areas.

 Construction and Demolition Debris

Projects requiring a construction, demolition, and/or grading permit must recycle at least 65% of the debris generated. The C&D Debris Recycling and Reuse Program provides information including forms and resources.

 Beverage Container Recycling

Should every glass or plastic bottle and aluminum can get another chance at life? Ever ask a beverage container why you should recycle? CalRecycle has the answers.

 Recycling Market Development Zone

Could your business use a loan? If you are a manufacturer or recyling processor, the Los Angeles County Recycling Market Development Zone Program has financial, technical and marketing assistance available to help your business grow.

 Earth 911

Listing of recycling facilities and services by zip code by the California Department of Conservation and Earth's 911 nationwide database.


Trash Collection

 Commercial Franchise Solid Waste Collection System

The Franchise Solid Waste Collection System has been implemented in several County unincorporated areas to provide businesses and multi-family with 5 units or more with enhanced solid waste and recyclables collection services.

 Garbage Disposal Districts

The Garbage Disposal Districts are unincorporated County areas in which solid waste collection services are provided to residents and businesses by contract waste haulers.

 Illegal Dumping

To report large piles of illegally dumped trash, visit our illegal dumping website.

 Bus Stop/Shelter Trash

In an effort to reduce the amount of trash from our roads and to prevent it from getting into our storm drain which leads to the ocean, the County has installed trash bins at most bus stop locations within the County unincorporated areas. If you want to report a dirty shelter or excess trash, please call (626) 458-3961.


Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste

 Small Quantity Generation

Business hazardous waste and electronic waste is not accepted at the County permanent centers or collection events. If you are a small business with hazardous waste, you may qualify for the City of L.A.'s Small Quantity Generator Program or visit Business Recycling to locate a proper recycler.


Used Oil Recycling

 Used Oil Recycling

Why We Should Recycle Used Motor Oil.  Important facts on used motor oil. Recycling your used oil is easy, just follow these simple steps.

Used motor oil and filters should be brought to one of the 650 state-certified used oil collection centers for recycling at no charge.


Industrial Waste

 Industrial Waste

Proper handling and disposal of wastewater is essential to the protection of our environment. The Industrial Waste Control Program regulates industrial waste dischargers in the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles and 37 contract cities.


Underground Storage Tanks

 Underground Storage Tanks

The Underground Storage Tank Program regulates underground tanks in the unincorporated areas and 77 cities in the County of Los Angeles.


Solid Waste

 Conversion Technology

Conversion technologies are sophisticated processes capable of converting post-recycled residual solid waste into renewable energy and fuels as well as other beneficial products. The County of Los Angeles is at the forefront of evaluating and promoting these advanced technologies. For more information, please visit our conversion technology website.


Visit the Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS) website for a listing of solid waste facilities that are open to the public, disposal tonnage reports, and publications such as the Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Plan.

 Solid Waste Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force

The Task Force oversees solid waste management policy in the County of Los Angeles, and is comprised of representatives from local government, the solid waste management and recycling industry, and members of the general public, the business sector, and environmental organizations.



 Stormwater Prevention

Visit the Stormwater Quality Division Website to learn more about the Municipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, Low Impact Development (LID) Manual , the County's Stormwater Ordinance, watersheds, and related items.

 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

The Stormwater & Runoff Pollution Control Program was created to track specific industrial and commercial businesses in the unincorporated County area to determine compliance with the requirements in the provisions of the Municipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region.

To report illegal dumping/discharges, anywhere in Los Angeles County, into the County's Storm Drain System, call 1(888)CLEAN LA,  24 hours per day.

Visit the Water For Los Angeles Program, see the “Don’t Trash California” campaign, and get more information on keeping our neighborhoods, oceans, and local waterways clean.

Please contact your city to report a clogged storm drain, request storm drain stenciling, and learn about what your city is doing to improve water quality.

Have an RV? Find a site for the safe disposal of RV sewage in Los Angeles County.


Water Conservation


Conserve our precious water supply. Get more information on water facts and indoor and outdoor conservation.


Youth Education

 School Resources

Standard-based K-12 teaching curriculum, no cost teacher training workshops, information, and assistance for schools and districts that want to do more to protect the environment (provided by the California Integrated Waste Management Board).

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