LA Sanitation (LASAN) is responsible for the collection and removal of all solid materials and waste in the City of Los Angeles. The City collects an average of 6,652 tons per day of refuse, recyclables, yard trimmings, horse manure and bulky items from more than 750,000 homes. That’s an average of 6,652 tons per day.
We have over 500 collection vehicles and most of them are using clean fuel. In fact, LASAN has the largest fleet of clean fuel vehicles in the United States!
The refuse goes to landfills, the recycling goes to centers that can use it to make new products, and the green waste is turned into mulch, which we give away FREE to City residents.
In addition to collecting solid waste from homes, LASAN also picks up bulky items and abandoned waste across the City. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Clean Streets LA program will add 5,000 more trashcans to the streets in addition to focusing on blighted areas across LA to clean up neighborhoods and improve quality of life.
LA Sanitation is also in the process of transitioning to a new waste and recycling system for all businesses and large apartment complexes which will reduce street impacts, reduce air pollution and increase landfill diversion.… all while providing lower rates and better service.
LASAN collects over one million tons of refuse annually from 750,000 customers, replaces bins, and conducts maintenance and field repairs for over 750 customers daily.
Responsible waste management is key to environmental sustainability, climate change efforts, and reducing greenhouse gases. LA is ranked top recycler out of the 10 largest U.S. cities.
With LASAN leading the way, the City of Los Angeles is transitioning to a new waste and recycling system for all businesses and large apartment complexes beginning in summer 2017.
Clean Streets LA, a clean-up campaign tackling abandoned waste, is designed to provide resources to areas in most need. Over 3,200 tons of waste have been removed from City neighborhoods to date.
Green waste such as grass, leaves and branches from your yard, as well as fruit and vegetables from the garden or market, is biodegradable and reduces the refuse sent to landfills when recycled.
CLARTS is the City owned waste transfer station, used to temporarily store refuse before being transported to a landfill. Landfills are environmentally safe final disposal locations for waste.