Best Management Practices

Changing Seasons, Changing Habits

Leaves on trees will start changing colors. Mornings will develop a brisk chill. The holiday spirit will soon fill the air. Keep an eye out, for these are the signs that fall has arrived. September 22nd was officially the first day of fall, and although we Southern Californians know that summer often extends through September…

Green With Native Garden Envy

Autumn is the perfect season to start a native garden. The soil is still warm, which helps the root system of young plants grow healthy and strong, and the outdoor temperature turns cooler, putting less stress on the new plantings. And fall is water-wise. Shorter days, milder temperatures and (knock on wood) the occasional rain…

One Less Spark May Mean One Less Wildfire

The recent local fires and Santa Ana wind conditions here in Southern California are a reminder that fire season is here. Additionally, the increased vegetation in local hills as a result of the heavy rains this last winter means that there’s more fire fuel out there. To keep Angelenos safe during the next few months,…

Tips For An Ocean-Friendly Barbecue

People always say that Los Angeles doesn’t have seasons. We disagree. We can always tell that it’s summer by the inescapable desire to fire up the grill and throw a good old fashioned backyard barbecue. Celebrate the season with pride, Angelenos! Just be sure to also honor Mother Earth with these ocean-friendly tips that save water,…

Discover It!

Spring has sprung! Colorful wildflowers blanket hillsides and trees sport bright green leaves. It’s the season of new beginnings – Earth’s gentle reminder that we need to take care of this one, precious planet we live on. An easy way to take care of Earth is to keep pollutants and toxins out of our local…

Keep Spring Cleaning SAFE

Spring is the season of new beginnings, which makes it the perfect time to free your home of the clutter that has piled up over the past year. To help out with this annual activity, LA Sanitation’s SAFE Centers all across the city are ready to take all of your unwanted household hazardous waste. Putting…

Show Mother Earth Some Love

With love and relationships taking center stage on February 14, we’re highlighting a few relationships you won’t hear much about on Valentine’s Day – relationships that will make Mother Earth smile.  Celebrate A Long-Term Relationship! LA Sanitation has been implementing a recycling program for more than 25 years. Now that’s a committed relationship! Crews collect…

Score Big For Team Earth!

Let’s face it, whether or not you’re a football fan, you’ll probably be attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for the NFL title. Yes, it’s a chance to get together with family and friends and yell and cheer, but don’t forget that it’s also…

The Gift of Green

From recycling wrapping paper to composting our Christmas tree, we’ve all heard ways that we can make our holidays “greener.”  And, while we should all continue to make these “green” practices a part of our holiday traditions, this year, we’re challenging Angelenos to take it one step further. Here are some fun and simple ways…

Good News…Bad News

Do you want the good news first or the bad news? Let’s start with the good news. Californian’s plastic bag ban was upheld by voters with the passage of Proposition 67 last week. This means that effective immediately, single-use plastic bags will no longer be distributed by most grocery, convenience and liquor stores, as well…

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