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America Recycles Day is November 15

On America Recycles Day, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works thanked Angelenos for their partnership with LA Sanitation and support of the City’s Residential Curbside Blue Bin Recycling Program. The City services 750,000 single family dwellings (530,000 single-family and 220,000 buildings up to four units) with Black (trash), Blue (recyclables) and Green (yard trimmings) collection…

Got Leaves?

Leaves, leaves, everywhere!  Anyone with trees and shrubs around their home is experiencing a bounty of fallen leaves this time of year. And while fall colors can be visually stunning, what does one do with all those fallen leaves after the kids are finished having leaf fights and jumping into leaf piles? Here are a…

LA Sanitation Announces Wet Weather Plans

City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Seventh District, joined Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar to share Sanitation’s efforts to prepare for rain and encourage residents to get ready as well. Gathering at a debris basin in Sylmar, in anticipation of the wet weather season, City officials advised Los Angeles residents to prevent flooding and stormwater pollution by…

Environmental Learning Center Opens

On September 16, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Eleventh District Councilmember Mike Bonin officially opened the Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Los Angeles Unified School District elementary and middle school students joined city officials to celebrate the center…

LA Bans Plastic Bags

On June 25, the Los Angeles City Council made history and made Los Angeles the largest municipality in the United States to ban single-use plastic bags.  Two days later, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the plastic bag ban ordinance into law. “This will make for a cleaner, greener LA,” Mayor Villaraigosa stated. “Every year we use…

Water LA Works To Capture, Conserve, Reuse

For almost 20 years, Melanie Winter has dedicated her life’s work to revitalizing the Los Angeles River and educating Angelenos about the richness and beauty of LA’s founding water body. She established The River Project in 2001 with the mission of working towards a living Los Angeles River, nourished by a healthy watershed. She played an…

Discover Recycling With LA Sanitation’s Dynamic Duo

LA Sanitation is hosting a series of open houses this spring and early summer at its six district yards, which are located throughout Los Angeles. Each of the events will feature fun and educational activities focused on teaching children and adults alike, a variety of different eco-messages. Learn more about the value of recycling and creating…

Put It To Good Re-Use LA!

by Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager The improving weather of the past few weeks (this past weekend doesn’t count!) keeps reminding us all that spring is here! And, for many of us, spring is also a reminder that there are a few home improvement projects that we told ourselves we’d tackle once the…

Resolve to Solve With January Events

Happy 2013! Do you have your list of New Year’s resolutions in front of you? What? You haven’t even started it yet? Well, it’s not too late and, now is the perfect time to add a few resolutions that give back to the environment. Resolve to solve the pollution challenges facing LA’s rivers, creeks, lakes…

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The holiday festivities are now just a memory.The presents have all been opened. Friends and family are on their way home. Now it’s time to begin thinking about taking down decorations and what to do with that Christmas tree. Fortunately, LA Sanitation allows you to recycle your tree free at your curbside. Here are a…

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