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Use Environmentally Safe Products

Believe it or not, leaves and grass can be harmful to marine life when you use your garden hose to wash them into the gutter Read More

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Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Filters

When working on your car, it’s important to follow these environmental good housekeeping practices to keep your home, neighborhood and our local rivers, creeks and ocean pollutant free Read More

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Compost Yard Trimmings

Compost green waste or recycle it in your City-issued green recycling bin Read More

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Report Illegal Dumping

To report a clogged catch basin, street flooding, illegal dumping, abandoned hazardous waste, please call the 24-hour City of Los Angeles Stormwater Hotline.  (800) 974-9794 Read More

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Pick Up After Your Pets

Animal waste that runs off of lawns and sidewalks sends harmful bacteria into the storm drain system and out into the ocean, creating problems for swimmers and fish. By following these simple pet practices, you will be creating a healthy environment in and around your home for your family. Read More

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Dispose of Trash Properly

Household hazardous materials such as fertilizers, pesticides, paints and used motor oil have the potential to cause serious harm to our environment if they are not stored correctly Read More

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Use Water Based Paints

Wash out paint brushes in sinks – never outside on your lawn or gutter Read More

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Recycle Everything You Can

Landfill space (where all our trash goes) is rapidly filling up and we can greatly reduce the need for having to find precious, open land for additional capacity. Open land can be better suited for parks or natural habitat for wildlife and much of what we throw away can easily be reycled!

FACT: It is estimated that, of the 40 tons of trash that washes onto our beaches every year, over 80% of it could’ve been recycled!

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Take Your Residential Special Materials to a City of Los Angeles S.A.F.E. Center

Residential Special Materials are typical household products that should not be disposed of by merely throwing in the trash. These items include unused or leftover paint, pesticides, cleaners and other chemicals. There are several permanent locations throughout the City of Los Angeles where residents can take these items where they can be safely disposed of.

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Don't LItter

In carrying out this mission, the Stormwater Program implements myriad engineering, enforcement and educational projects to reduce the amount of

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Wash Your Car On The Lawn

When working on your car, it’s important to follow these environmental good housekeeping practices to keep your home, neighborhood and our local rivers, creeks and ocean pollutant free Read More

You may also want to download the Ocean Begins in Your Neighborhood Brochure for print ready information.