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Harbor Yard Trimmings Facility

Current pictures on location

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harbor yard 1 Image

End of sort line conveyor belt

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harbor yard 2 Image

Contaminants are manually removed and collected in these bins

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harbor yard 3 Image

Trommel where fine particles are screened before larger waste is manually sorted on the left

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harbor yard 4 Image

Greenwaste going through their screening process on the trommel

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harbor yard 5 Image

Yard trimmings going through the grinder

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harbor yard 6 Image

Yard trimmings being hauled by truck to Harbor Yard Trimmings Facility

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harbor yard 7 Image

Yard trimmings after being grinded into mulch

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harbor yard 8 Image

Yard trimmings having gone through sorting and had the contaminates removed

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harbor yard 9 Image

Outside view of sort line

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harbor yard 10 Image

Fine mulch in stockpile

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harbor yard 11 Image

Greenwaste grinder

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harbor yard 12 Image

Greenwaste stockpile waiting to be processed, mulch seen on the right

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harbor yard 14 Image

Mulch piles ready to move out to give-away sites

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harbor yard 15 Image

End of conveyor belt where greenwaste travel after being grinded

For more information about our Free Mulch Give-Away Program, click here.

 

This operation is currently located at the Gaffey Street Landfill which has been reclaimed for recreational and mulching use. It receives LA Sanitation (LASAN) collected yard trimmings (greenwaste) which are cleaned, processed and spread for purposes of weed and erosion control. The Mulching Facility is not open to the public.

 

The facility processes curbside collected greenwaste delivered by the City's LASAN Solid Resources Collection Division. The site is about two and a half acres in size. On average there are 20,000 tons of greenwaste delivered annually.

 

The facility utilizes a picking station, a screening machine, and a tub grinder to process the material. The resulting product is given away to farmers for use as moisture retention and soil amendment. 

 

Staff is on-site five days per week, generally Monday through Friday. Heavy equipment is operated between 6:00am and 2:00pm on an as needed basis. Delivery of materials takes place from early morning to early afternoon.

 

To learn more about backyard composting and workshops please visit here.