Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here and the livin’ is easy! For your family, your friends and especially your pets, summer is probably a time to have fun, relax and soak in some sun. However, summer can also be a constant battle to escape the heat. You likely have a game plan that includes water fun and popsicles…

Woofing Around LA’s Watersheds

Calling all dog owners: keep your pets active this summer by heading to a paw-friendly park in your local watershed! Wait, what’s a watershed you might ask? Simply put, a watershed is an area of land that collects water and redirects it to a river, lake, or ocean. Did you know that any surface street…

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,…

LA Sanitation Launches recycLA

LA Sanitation has launched a new business and multifamily waste collection program, “recycLA.” This trailblazing program will provide waste and recycling services to 80,000 commercial and multifamily accounts in Los Angeles, many of which have not had the opportunity to recycle under the current system.   With Los Angeles being the first city in the U.S.…

“Come Together” for Kids Ocean Day

On Thursday May 25th, nearly 4,500 Los Angeles-area students as well as teachers and volunteers participated in the 24th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean up at Dockweiler State Beach. Celebrating this year’s theme of “Come Together” for the ocean, students cleaned the beach and formed a human aerial art piece in the sand.  Third…

Got Bulk?

We’ve all got that old broken filing cabinet or 1980s floral couch or lumpy mattress that is taking up space in our garage and that we’ve been promising ourselves we’ll get rid of some day. That some day has arrived and LA Sanitation wants to help! LA Sanitation is hosting Keep Los Angeles Clean Free Bulky…

Albion Riverside Park Breaks Ground

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Gil Cedillo joined City staff and community members on May 6 to break ground on the much-anticipated Albion Riverside Park. The six-acre triangle-shaped project site is situated adjacent to the Los Angeles River, north of Main Street and south of Spring Street. In 2009, the City of Los…

The Rebirth of Our River

We end our year-long series on Los Angeles’ watersheds by focusing on LA’s largest – the Los Angeles River watershed. Father Juan Crespi of the 1769 Spanish Portola expedition was the first to write about the LA River and its surrounding valley, describing “Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de la Porciúncula” as a “beautiful wide…

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…

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