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 FoodDROPLA.com 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.
Listing of recycling facilities and services
by zip code by the California Department of Conservation and Earth's 911 nationwide
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.
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
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
Used motor oil and filters should be brought to one of the 650 state-certified used oil collection centers
for recycling at no charge.
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
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.
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.