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Enrique C. Zaldivar 

Removing Barriers to Recycling - by Director and General Manager Enrique C. ZaldivarRead more



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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Learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Free workshops are held monthly at Lopez Canyon, San Pedro (coming soon) & South LA Wetlands. Discounted compost bins are available for sale, while supplies last. Bring your own shovel and containers to take self-serve mulch for residential use.

All workshops begin promptly at 9am. Please visit our compost workshop page for dates and locations. Compost bins are available at discounted rates for City of Los Angeles residents. Questions? Call us 24/7 at 1-800-773-2489.



Together, we can ensure a complete, fair, and accurate count in 2020. Please visit the website to learn more about being counted, volunteering, and why an accurate count is so important.


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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


Saturday, February 22
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Lopez Canyon EEC - 11950 Lopez Canyon RoadView Map
Saturday, February 22
10:00AM - 2:00PM
O'Reilly Auto Parts- 4315 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90062View Map
Saturday, February 29
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex Parking LotView Map

Japanese Garden #4

In the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley lies an oasis, a 6 1/2 acre garden, which demonstrates a positive use of reclaimed water and provides a relaxing environment for residents to enjoy.More about THE JAPANESE GARDEN

ELC #1

Located in Playa del Rey, the three-story ELC was designed as an interactive learning environment that explains and demonstrates sustainable principles for everyday life.

LA Sanitation Blog

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We Angelenos are familiar with the realities and readiness needed living in earthquake country. But with our changing climate and the resulting weather extremes of stronger storms and drought, Los Angeles must now add floods and fires to its list of possible emergencies and natural disasters. With the new year here, this is often the…

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Why are we so interested in wetlands? Well, not only are we acknowledging wetlands because February 2nd is World Wetlands Day, but they also have a very important relationship to stormwater.    So firstly, what on earth is a wetland actually? A wetland is an area of land that is either covered with or saturated…

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While we Angelenos love to highlight our beautiful SoCal sunshine and weather, we also admit that we get a fair amount of rain, especially in the wintertime. With January already here and February rapidly approaching, this is the perfect time to make sure that you are ready for heavy rain. The first two months of…

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We know it’s too early to start thinking about when to take down your Christmas tree, but we figured it wouldn’t hurt to tell you about LA Sanitation’s curbside collection for Christmas trees a little ahead of time! LA Sanitation makes it super easy for Angelenos to recycle their Christmas trees. Here’s a checklist of…

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