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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.



VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETINGS/WEBINARS
REUNIONES VIRTUALES DE LA COMMUNIDAD/ SEMINARIOS WEB


Date Meeting Description

More events coming soon!

Prior Meeting RecordingsClick here for more information


Highlights

 Holiday Sustainability Tips

Sustainable is Attainable! Check out these holiday sustainability tips that can be incorporated year-round.

 Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Survey

We would like to hear from you!

Thank you for participating and ensuring that HHW/E-Waste items are properly disposed.  Let us know about your experience by completing this quick survey.

 Recycle Your Holiday Tree!

Give back to the Earth this holiday season by recycling your Holiday tree on your regular collection day beginning December 26, 2022, through January 15, 2023. Treecycling is an easy way to return a natural resource to the environment. Remove all items from your tree and place it out for collection.  Click here for more information!

 NEW! Fight Food Waste

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.

 Altadena/Kinneloa Mesa Virtual Community Meeting, October 13, 2022

Altadena and Kinneloa Mesa residents and business owners are invited to participate in an informational webinar on the community new trash, recycling and organic waste collection services.

Los Angeles County Public Works staff will be available to discuss concerns with the new waste collection service and provide resources and information - including an update on the status of bear-resistant-carts to assist customers in their transition to new waste management contractors.

See flyer for webinar details and to pre-submit questions.

 Beverage Container Recycling

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.

 Environmental Programs Public Counter

Effective Monday, October 4, the Environmental Programs public counter located on the 3rd floor of the Annex building in Alhambra is open to the public. In order to maintain social distancing (6 feet) and maintain facility capacity we have implemented an online appointment system. Masks are required at all times for all visitors and staff. Click here to schedule an in person appointment or call (626) 458-3517 for questions or assistance.

All applications can continue to be submitted electronically via the following options:

For Industrial Waste, Underground Storage Tanks, or Stormwater questions or submissions, email us at fchin@pw.lacounty.gov. You can also mail submissions to:
LA County Public Works
Environmental Programs Division
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

For Construction and Demolition Recycling and Reuse Plans, submit via email at CND@pw.lacounty.gov or by fax (626) 628-9733.

If you have any questions, contact the Environmental Programs Public Counter at (626) 458-3517, Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm.

 Green Waste Management Resource Guide

Need a place to take your green waste?  The Green Waste Management Resource Guide contains a list of locations that accept green waste.

 Trash Travels: The Journey Begins With You!

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.

 Waste-Free Event Guide          

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.

 Illegal Dumping

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.

 Household Hazardous Waste Reuse Centers Now Open!

Los Angeles County residents can pick up FREE products such as household cleaners, lawn and garden products, paint and more!

AVECC
1200 W. City Ranch Road in Palmdale
Open the first and third Saturday of each month, from 9 am until 3 pm.

EDCO
2755 California Ave, in the City of Signal Hill
Open the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Click here to find out more.

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

As of June 1, 2022, full-service restaurants are 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 when the customer requests them or confirms. 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 third-party, online food-ordering businesses.

 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.

 Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

If you see an abandoned shopping cart, you may report it to Retail Solutions at (888) 992-4778 or online.

 eNotify Email Notification System

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 sign up today!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Dispose of household hazardous and electronic waste at our free events.
Monthly Flyer
Collection Schedule
December 8
     West LA SAFE Centers
December 9
     West LA SAFE Centers
December 10
     Multiple SAFE Centers
December 11
     Multiple SAFE Centers

    

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Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste Survey


                                    


Smart Gardening
Attend a free webinar.
January 18, 2023 Register here
January 19, 2023 Register here
January 21, 2023 Register here

Click for more information.
Take a customer survey.
                                    

Tire Recycling Events
Drop off old tires at our free event.
February 25, 2023
      Baldwin Park
March 25, 2023
     Hawthorne
April 22
     Antelope Valley

     
Click for more information.
Take a customer survey.
                                    

Mattress Recycling Events
Drop off old mattresses at any of our free events. (Flyer)
December 3
    Lancaster
December 10
    Quartz Hill
 

Click for more information.
Take a customer survey.
                                    

SUSTAINABILI“TIPS”

Do you know what your carbon footprint is? Click here to find out how much carbon dioxide you and your household create each year.

Managed by the Los Angeles County Public Works, Environmental Programs Division
Toll Free Phone Number: 1(888) CLEAN LA
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