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Enrique C. Zaldivar 

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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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Is it time for your real Christmas tree to go? We can help!  Remove all decorations, tinsel, stand, etc. You may place the tree (whole or cut) in the green bin if it fits. If it doesn't fit, simply leave it curbside next to your bins and we'll pick it up!  Christmas trees are taken to our green waste facility where they are recycled to make mulch and compost, which are offered free to residents. 

We also have multiple drop-off locations.  For more information, visit our Christmas tree recycling page.

For homes serviced by LASAN, we are accepting extra cardboard that doesn't fit in the blue bin. Please break down your boxes, then cut and tie into 4×4 bundles weighing no more than 30 pounds. Please place the bundles next to your blue bin on your collection day, facing the street so our drivers can see them.

Our 24-hour Customer Care Center is always available at 1-800-773-2489 to assist you.


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, January 18
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Saturday, January 18
9:00AM - 3:00PM
South Park Recreation Center- 345 E. 51st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90011View Map
Saturday, January 18
9:00AM - 11:00AM
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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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Turning Holiday Waste into Resources!  Image

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…

Gifts For Everyone: Even Mother Earth Image

We’re all wrapped up in the holidays now. Between planning for holiday gatherings and making your home festive and bright, you may think it’s just too difficult to find time to remember the environment. But, you don’t have to be a Scrooge to Mother Earth this time of year. Here are a few simple ways…

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Another rainy season is fast approaching and now is the time to prepare your home and neighborhood for wet weather ahead. LA Sanitation is prepping the city at large for when those storm clouds start to form by cleaning out catch basins and debris basins and ensuring that staff and equipment are ready to respond…

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