Barbara Romero - 250x250 for Dir Msg 

Welcome Barbara Romero, LA Sanitation & Environment's new Director and General Manager!Barbara Romero - 250x250 for Dir Msg


We're here to help! LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) 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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free kitchen pail 


Effective immediately, all residential households must put food scraps and food-soiled paper, along with yard waste, in their green bin for composting. We're offering free food waste kitchen pails to our customers. Click here for more information and to schedule a time to pick up your pail.

Our 24-hour Customer Care Center is always open to answer your questions. Call 1-800-773-2489.


LA Sanitation & Environment offers free curbside collection for Christmas trees, making it convenient to properly and safely recycle your tree. Remove all decorations and the stand from the tree. Cut the tree into pieces if you can and place it in the green bin. If you're unable to cut the tree, place it next to your green bin on collection day. Alternatively, you can drop off your tree at participating fire station. Please note that flocked trees and artificial trees cannot be recycled - they should be placed in the black bin to go to the landfill.
For more information and drop-off locations, visit our Christmas Tree Recycling web page.


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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.


Saturday, February 04
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Gaffey Nature Center - 725 W Summerland Ave, San PedroView Map
Saturday, March 04
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Gaffey Nature Center - 725 W Summerland Ave, San PedroView Map

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