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Multi-Family Recycling Program

The City’s Multifamily Residential Recycling Program (MFRP) is no longer enrolling properties because it is transitioning into the new recycLA Program that became effective on July 1, 2017. During the transition, there should be no disruption of your service. You will be receiving a detailed waste assessment in the coming months from the new Franchise Service Provider in your designated zone.

If your property currently receives a Valet Service, where your current MFRP hauler pulls your bins to the truck to be serviced and then returns them once a week, you will continue to receive this service at NO additional charge unless you make changes in your service level. You can choose to continue your current Recycling Program. If changes are made, the valet service under the new recycLA Program will show on your bill as a “Distance Fee.”

For questions or concerns, contact the MFRP hotline at (213) 473-4142 or call the City’s 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.

There are many reasons to recycle! The City has one of the  most successful recycling programs in America. We are gearing up to recycle even more with your help. See the below tab for more information on why recycle.  

LA Sanitation issues blue containers for recycling. There are certain items that can be placed in the recycling container and some items that cannot be placed in the blue bin. See the below tab for more information what to recycle.


If you are already enrolled in the Multi-family Residential Recycling Program and have a service request, you will need to provide specific information to us at multifamily@lacity.org or by calling 213-473-4142. See the below tab for more information on service requests. 




California State Law AB 341 has required Mandatory Commercial Recycling in California as of July 1, 2012. Multi-family residential properties of five or more units are required to have a recycling program.


The purpose of this law is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and to expand the opportunity for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.


In addition to Mandatory Commercial Recycling, AB 341 sets a statewide goal for 75% diversion by the year 2020. The city of Los Angeles, in an effort to reduce solid waste disposal, has exceeded the State's goal and is moving toward its own "Zero Waste" goal of 90% by the year 2025.


Check out how  you can comply with the law and ways you can save the environment and save money by using our blue bins system. 




Using Fewer Natural Resources


Reprocessing used material to make new products and packaging reduces the consumption of virgin natural resources, such as metal and trees. Rate of use and disposal by humans takes a particularly heavy toll on irreplaceable natural resources from our forests and mines. Angelinos can help preserve valuable resources all over the United States by giving new life to used materials through recycling.


Reducing Greenhouse Gases


Much of the energy used in the creation and transportation of new products involves burning fossil fuel like gasoline, diesel and coal. These are also the most significant sources of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions into the environment. When Angelinos recycle, less energy is needed to reprocess used material into new products. Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for three and a half hours!


Maximize Remaining Landfill Space


Many recyclable  materials do not decompose quickly. For example, glass can take millions of years to decompose. When recyclables are transported as trash to landfills they take up valuable landfill space. Angelinos can help maximize the use of landfill space by only sending material that cannot be recycled or composted.




Reducing the Frequency of Trash Pickups


By diverting recyclables from refuse bins to blue recycling bins, Angelinos are able to reduce the amount of material in refuse bins. Some multi-family residential properties are able to reduce the volume of material in refuse bins significantly enough to reduce the frequency of their refuse bin service. Reducing refuse bin service can lead to cost savings for property owners and property managers. 


Improving Curb Appeal


Clean, well maintained buildings and yards provide "curb appeal." This is the key to attracting residents and keeping vacancies down. Angelinos can maintain the attractiveness of their property by using their blue bins correctly to avoid overflow problems.