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118 BLG Ewaste

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…


Pollution Solution: Recycling Used Motor Oil is Fast and Free!

Changing your own motor oil is a smart way to save cash, but carelessly tossing the used sludge is seriously bad news for our rivers, creeks and bays. Along with toxic chemicals, used motor oil is loaded with lead, arsenic, and other metallic compounds that wear off from your engine over time. When dumped into…


Score Big For Team Earth!

Let’s face it, whether or not you’re a football fan, you’ll probably be attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos battle for the NFL title. Yes, it’s a chance to get together with family and friends and yell and cheer, but don’t forget that it’s…


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…

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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