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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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It's time again to clean out those garages, attics, sheds, and storage! We will be accepting bulky items at five locations around the City this Saturday, October 17 from 8am to 4:30pm.  Furniture, carpet, yard trimmings, shelving, and wood will be accepted. Please view the flyer for more information. Note that electronics and hazardous household waste such as paint, oil, chemicals, batteries, lightbulbs, etc. should be taken to a SAFE Center and cannot be accepted at this event.  Please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 with any questions. 


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.


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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

Litter’s Impact On Our Marine Life Image

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The Safe Clean Water Program – Creating a Sustainable and Livable LA Image

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Buzz-words: Digging Deeper Into Environmental Garden Lingo Image

With all of the new gardening lingo, even the most experienced gardener may be intimidated by today’s nurseries. It doesn’t help that one nursery may call a plant drought-resistant and another call the same one drought-adapted! Cut out the confusion by reading the list of gardening terms, definitions, and applications below.    “Drought-tolerant,” “Drought-resistant,” “Drought-adapted,” …

The Cases for Green Spaces Image

So you’re feeling stressed – you have a heavy workload and a never ending to-do list. You decide to go on a quick walk, away from the hustle of city life and enter a nearby park. The wind rustles through the trees, you take a breath of fresh air smelling of freshly cut grass, and…

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