Education and Sustainability

With over four million customers, LA Sanitation (LASAN) has a very big job to do, and it can't be done alone.  We recognize the need to educate residents, businesses and youth about our services, sustainable practices, and environmental stewardship. Because of this, we invest a great deal of time and resources into sharing knowledge across the City to ensure a cleaner, safer city for years to come. 


We do this in a variety of ways, including:  


Public outreach is a big part of what we do – keeping LA clean is a citywide effort and we need every person to do their part. Educating our residents about our services and getting students inspired to do environmental work is how we ensure a cleaner, more sustainable future for our City.  Today's students are tomorrow's leaders!

If you have any questions about our programs or services, please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.

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