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Enrique C. Zaldivar 

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SERVICE REQUEST

We're here to help! LA Sanitation has a wide variety of services and it is our goal to help you with what you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Click on the link below to start your service request or call us directly at 1-800-773-2489. We're available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can also create a service request using the MyLA311 app, available free in Google Play and the App Store.

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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING


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LA Sanitation has curbside collection for Christmas trees to make it convenient to properly and safely recycle your tree. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, simply remove all decorations (including ornaments, tinsels, tree stand, lights, etc.) and place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day.

Residents of multifamily buildings are requested to place their Christmas trees at the curbside on the collection day in your neighborhood.
 
 
Want to drop off your tree at a participating tree recycling location?
  • Participating mulching facilities will accept trees until the end of January. Trees can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Christmas trees can also be dropped off on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at six Recreation and Park locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Select Fire station locations will also be accepting Christmas trees until mid-January. 
For a complete list of participating drop off locations including mulching facilities, one-day recreational park drop offs, and fire stations - learn more at lacitysan.org/treerecycle


RECYCLING HOLIDAY PACKAGING


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The holidays are here, and we're finding recycling bins throughout the City filled to the brim with cardboard boxes and packaging. Please help us by breaking down all cardboard boxes and placing them inside your recycling bin. If you have too many to fit, you can stack them next to the bin but they must be flattened and tied with string. Any air-filled plastic packaging should be deflated, and packaging materials such as styrofoam peanuts or shredded paper should be placed in a sealed bag to prevent the wind from carrying them away. Learn more about recycling at lacitysan.org/bluebin or if you have specific questions, call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.

WHAT GOES IN EACH BIN?

The standard container allotment for single-family dwellings and each unit of a duplex based on the SRF is one 60-gallon black container for refuse; one 90-gallon green container for yard trimmings; one 90 gallon blue container for recyclables. The standard allowance for multi-family dwellings is one 60-gallon black container per dwelling unit for refuse; one 90 gallon green container for yard trimmings for the lot; one 90-gallon blue container for recyclables for every four units.  Some households have brown bins, by request, for horse manure. By placing material in the proper bins, you can prevent contamination that occurs when non-recyclable items are discarded in the BLUE bin and when anything other than yard trimmings are placed in the GREEN bin. Non-recyclable items such as paper or boxes with grease or food residue, treated wood and wood-products, cloth/fabric, and fats/oils/grease in sealed containers belong in your BLACK bin. Hazardous waste and e-waste may be taken to S.A.F.E. Centers. If you have questions, need to request a new bin, or have items that are too large for your bins, please call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.

LA SANITATION & ENVIRONMENT HAS THREE MAIN PROGRAM AREAS

clean water

LASAN operates and maintains the largest wastewater treatment and collection systems in the United States. It serves a population of more than four million within a 600 square mile service area, including Los Angeles and 29 contracting cities and agencies. Los Angeles’ more than 6,700 miles of public sewers convey about 400 million gallons per day of flow from residences and businesses to the LASAN's four water reclamation plants.

watershed protection homepage

This award-winning program focuses on both flood control and pollution reduction while ensuring Los Angeles’ compliance with federal, state and local regulations and reducing the amount of stormwater pollution flowing into and through regional waterways.

solid resources new

LASAN is responsible for the collection and removal of solid materials and waste in the City of Los Angeles. The City collects refuse, recyclables, yard trimmings, horse manure and bulky items with over 750 vehicles, most of which use clean fuel to reduce emissions.