Container Services


LA Sanitation & Environment services four colors of automated bins at residential homes:

  • Black bin (for household refuse)
  • Blue bin (for recyclables)
  • Green bin (for yard trimmings)
  • Brown bin (for horse manure) 
For single family residences, bins must be placed at the curb by 6:00am on the day of collection, and removed no later than 8:00pm on the day of collection. If you're able, please place bins 6-12 inches apart and 6-12 inches from the curb or other solid objects.

For multi-family collection, bins may remain where they are stored throughout the week.

If your bins are broken or missing, please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.  Please have your bin number handy if possible.  It's located on the bin.
Residential Containers Photo


LA Sanitation provides and maintains over 1,000 wire baskets and plastic street recycling and refuse containers, also known as Automated Litter Bins (ALBs) mainly throughout commercial areas of the City. These bins provide a convenient method for pedestrians to dispose of refuse and recyclables in order to keep our City clean while conducting business in LA.

Sidewalk Containers Photo

If you have any questions concerning your City issued containers or any other containers on the street, please call the LASAN Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.