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Green Business Certification

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LA Sanitation (LASAN) developed the City of Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program, which is made up of three programs:  

The City of LA Green Business Certification Program recognizes and promotes businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible or sustainable manner.  


REMINDER to all businesses in CA: STATE MANDATE AB 1826

January 1, 2019:

Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.



Green4Green is a program offered by the City of LA to help LA hotels go green and become part of the LA Green Lodging Program through a partnership with Green Seal, Inc., one of the 3 programs under the Green Business Certification Program. LA hotels can receive financial assistance with their application and monitoring fees.


To become a Certified Green Business, participants must meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste, and comply with all environmental laws and regulations. 


The City of LA Green Business Certification Program gives consumers the opportunity to know which businesses are “green” when purchasing goods and services, and gives businesses an incentive to consider implementing environmentally-friendly policies such as resource conservation and recycling, pollution prevention, and environmentally preferable purchasing, thereby reducing their impact to the environment.


A Certified Green Business receives the following:
  • A certificate to post at their establishment
  • An electronic version of the logo to use in their promotional materials
  • A green resource guide
  • A listing in our Program Partners’ websites
  • Business promotion on our Facebook and Twitter accounts @GreenBizLA


Other benefits may be added as the programs grow.

The City of LA Green Business Certification Program is divided into three parts, involving three different segments of the business community:



Certified Green Businesses practicing resource efficiency are assuming stewardship for the Earth and its resources, with the goals of achieving a successful business operation, a healthy bottom line, and sustenance of the environment and its inhabitants. A Green Business not only conserves resources, but educates employees and customers about resource conservation.

For more information, please contact:

CITY OF LOS ANGELES  |   LASAN   |   Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division
PHONE: 213-485-2260  |  FAX: 213-485-3828  |  EMAIL: srcrd@lacity.org


CAGBN logo    The City of Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program
    is a member of the CA Green Business Network.


The Green Arts Program operates in collaboration with Arts: Earth Partnership (AEP), and the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The Green Arts Program certifies theaters, galleries, studios, performing arts companies, museums, and other venues hosting arts-related activities using AEP’s Cultural Facility/Theater/Museum/Art Gallery/Studio Certification Checklist.