Automated Litter Bins (ALB’s) or public trash receptacles are serviced throughout the city by LSD. In Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Directive 8: Clean Streets Initiative, LASAN was committed to deploying 1,250 public trash receptacles annually across Los Angeles through the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Distribution sites were strategically chosen by utilizing data gathered through CleanStat quarterly indexing. In June 2019, the deployment of 5,000 ALB’s was completed. Additionally, over 500 Green Wire Baskets have been deployed to service locations in an effort to reduce litter around the area of unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness. As a way to maintain cleanliness between cleanings and to allow unsheltered residents more ability to clean up their environment, five hundred (500) Green Wire Baskets have been deployed at areas throughout the City at high need locations identified through CleanStat and waste collection metrics, along with other means. These baskets will be serviced citywide by the ten (10) crews every day. The ALBs and Green Wire Basket receptacles are monitored so that daily, twice-daily and/or weekend service can be provided when necessary.
LSD is responsible for responding to illegal dumping service requests (SRs). Routine service to illegal dumping sites is performed as part of Livability cleanup activities with dedicated teams scheduled Monday through Friday and with SRs being tracked through the MyLA311 system.Due to the amount of unreported illegal dumping, LASAN has developed a proactive approach to address locations with chronic illegal dumping observed during cleanup operations. Using historic SR and CleanStat data, collection crews will be bolstered with dedicated staff that will be deployed to ensure an adequate level of service is conducted citywide. In addition, bi-annual CleanStat assessments will provide illegal dumping data citywide, which will complement the proactive approach.
The CleanStat Program is a street-by-street assessment to collect data used to determine cleanliness of the streets in the City of Los Angeles. The program assesses the city streets at least twice a year to identify unreported items like household items, e-wastes, tires, illegal dumping, mattresses, metal/white goods, shopping carts, loose litter, and weeds. The data are then inputted in a grading formula that indicates the cleanliness of a particular street. The grades are 1 (clean), 2 (moderately clean), and 3 (not clean). Further, the locations of the identified items are provided to collection groups like the LASAN collection yards and the Office of Community Beautification (OCB) to collect the items or abate areas. The CleanStat Program is a proactive approach to cleaning the city streets. This means that thousands of unreported items are picked up when they otherwise would not be.The data, further, provides information that may help not only LASAN but also other agencies like the Council District Offices to implement proactive measures to keep the streets clean. For example, the data may be used to target areas and provide outreach such as information on reporting items that LASAN may pick-up. Additionally, the historical data allows LASAN so strategically deploy resources in areas where specific services are needed. For example, no dumping signs are installed in streets with high counts of illegal dumping.