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Public Alert: Avoid Utility Bill Phone Scam
Click here for more details of the phone scam.
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The City-Wide Exclusive Franchise System for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Handling Request for Proposals (RFP) is available through the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN), at For the purpose of proposing, all RFPs must be downloaded from LABAVN.

Industrial Waste Fees Online Payment Option
Pay your industrial waste fees online at Click here for more details.
Multi-Family Bulky Item Fee Mischarges
If you owned or lived in a condominium or townhouse and paid a Multi-Family Bulky Item Fee (BIF) you may be entitled to a refund. Click here for more details.
5-Year Strategic Plan for the Bureau of Sanitation
Identifies the Bureau goals and charts the path forward in environmental stewardship, financial viability and outstanding customer service.
Year At A Glance
Highlights the accomplishments of the Bureau of Sanitation for the Fiscal Year 2012-13. 
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- Draft Program EIR
- SWIRP Master Plan
- Public Meeting Notice

Zero Waste Progress Report 2013 & Appendix

Bring Your Own Bag


Bring Your Own Bag!

Effective July 1, 2014, Los Angeles' Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance will affect all smaller markets and grocery stores.

Mobile Container Washing Pilot Program Website
A pilot program has been initiated to provide container washing services to City residents on a subscription basis. For more information, please click on Mobile Container Washing Pilot Program.
List of Free Used Tire Collection Events on Saturdays in 2013!
Clean Water Projects Making Our Communities Clean and Sustainable
LA City’s Water Reclamation Projects Highlight Success of Clean Water Efforts
Adel Hagekhalil on Significance of South LA’s Wetlands Park

The Commercial Climate Calculator
The Commercial Climate Calculator helps your business and/or multifamily complex identify the benefits of reducing trash and increasing recycling/composting. By reducing trash and increasing recycling and composting, your business will:

  • Save money
  • Reduce its contribution to climate change
  • Keep valuable material out of landfills

To access the calculator, go to and click on Commercial Climate Calculator.

The 2011 Clean Water (Wastewater) Program Status Report
This report contains an overview of the Clean Water Program, including recommendations for rate adjustments to help protect public health and safety and the environment. The outreach presentation and fact sheet are also available.

On-site Waste Water Treatment System Meetings (OWTS)
The City of Los Angeles Department of Sanitation is proposing an ordinance to govern on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS), commonly known as septic systems.
Click here to read more.



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