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Time for Hallow-Clean!

The Jack o’ lanterns have all been carved. The treats have all been given out. Now it’s time to make sure the Halloween festivities don’t turn into tricks for our local rivers, creeks and ocean. Here are three easy Halloween Clean-Up activities that you can adopt with your little ghosts and goblins to keep LA’s…

Catch Every Last R.A.I.N. Drop: Rain Barrel Maintenance

In anticipation of potential rains this season (fingers crossed), we want to make sure that you and your rain barrel are ready! If you DON’T have a rain barrel – we highly encourage getting one for your home. They are low-cost systems that help preserve local watersheds by reducing rainwater runoff. The Metropolitan Water District…

Don’t Be a Trash Monster!

Halloween will be here before you can say, “Boo!” So, as you prepare for that spooky, kooky holiday coming up at the end of this month, take a few minutes to incorporate these simple stormwater-friendly tricks and tips into your autumn activities.  Batman – Ban that Bag! When your little super heroes and princesses go…

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…

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