LA Sanitation News


SAFE Centers Now Gobble Up Turkey Frying Oil

In preparation for the coming holiday season, LA Sanitation is now accepting household fryer oil at local SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, Electronics) Centers, announces LA Sanitation Executive Director Enrique C. Zaldivar.  “If you are frying a turkey for the holidays, remember that pouring the oil down the kitchen sink or drain can clog your house…


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…


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…

New Law Gets LA Closer to Waste Reduction Goal

Mandatory commercial recycling became effective in California on July 1 as a result of Assembly Bill 341. According to the new legislation, businesses that have more than four cubic yards of trash per week, or multifamily residential properties with five or more units, are required to arrange for recycling services. Property owners can comply by…

Mighty Machines Keep Communities Mighty Clean

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager If any of you have young children in your lives, you’ll know how fascinating “mighty machines” can be! My 4-year old son absolutely adores bulldozers and planes and boats and trucks – especially garbage and recycling trucks. Friday is my day off and it also happens to…

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