Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Turning Favorite Polluters Into Favorite Neighbors

We all have a “favorite polluter” in our community. That one person who doesn’t pick up after their dog on walks or allows their dog to run free to leave “presents” all over the neighborhood. So, how do you deal with them? How do you get them to change their polluting ways and begin picking…

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…

It’s an A for Santa Monica Bay

The beach is synonymous with summer here in Southern California. From collecting seashells with the kids to building sand castles just beyond the waters edge…from catching El Porto’s best waves at dawn to walks along Will Rogers State Beach at sunset…every Angeleno has their favorite summer beach activity. And, we’re proud to say that all…

From Runoff To Resource

Here at the City of Los Angeles Watershed Protection Program, we are always striving to develop and implement new ways to keep LA’s creeks, rivers, lakes and ocean clean. Now this award-winning program is implementing innovative projects and initiatives to capture, use and/or infiltrate rainwater as well. Take a look at how our four core…

Pollution Solutions: Let’s Drive It Home!

It’s possible to lessen your environmental impact when driving your car by following these easy tips. As an added bonus, these tips will also help to reduce spending at the gas pump. Always have your wheels properly inflated. It is free to pump air into your tires at most gas stations and it only takes…

Green Grooming Tips for Your Pet

Sweltering summer temperatures can leave your pooch dirty and smelly. A cool bath can help beat the heat and make your pup clean and fresh. Keep in mind that grooming can unintentionally pollute our local waterways if runoff containing soap, flea chemicals, fur or waste runs into the storm drains. Follow these eco-friendly tips to…

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The State of Stormwater 2016

As California enters its fifth year of severe drought, it’s a good time to take stock of the progress Los Angeles has made in building a brighter water future. Here’s a look at some of the latest strides the City has made to strengthen our relationship with stormwater: Stormwater-Capturing Projects From green streets to pocket…

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Protect Your Pet during El Niño

When it’s raining cats and dogs, keep your pets safe and stress-free with these wet-weather tips: Walk smart. Whenever possible, schedule your dog’s walks around the day’s forecast. If you need to head out during a downpour, seek out tree-lined streets or covered areas to avoid getting drenched. Be visible. Dark, stormy conditions can seriously…

Tons of Trash Kept from LA Waters

When it comes to trash, less is usually more. That is unless you are cleaning litter and debris from more than 30,000 catch basins in the City of Los Angeles. Then the sky’s the limit. In the last fiscal year, LA Sanitation removed a whopping 2,160 tons of trash from LA’s catch basins. In those…

Q: Should all electronics be recycled?

A: Yes—if you can’t donate them. The first thing to do with e-waste—a common name for all of those unwanted TVs, computers, phones, VCRs and other electronics—is to see if someone else might want them. Schools, libraries and charitable organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army may take newer models in good working condition. If…

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