Stormwater home page City of Los Angeles home page
      Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation

"Celebrating a Clean Community" Campaign

The Stormwater Program actively participates in numerous Clean Community Celebrations throughout the City of Los Angeles that encourages residents to help keep their neighborhoods clean and healthy.

In August 1999, Council District 14 requested that the Department of Public Works develop a public outreach campaign to encourage community pride in the residents. Council District 14 requested that this outreach focus on pollution abatement (e.g. recycling, stormwater awareness, HHW round-ups, used oil recycling) and the empowerment of residents in achieving this goal. The inaugural campaign took place in Spring 2000 with several specific community events in March, culminating in the first Clean Community Celebration on April 1, 2000.

Since then there have been 12 events held in Council Districts 1, 3, 7, 9, 14 and 15. The Stormwater Program had informational booths at each celebration and developed flyers publicizing a used oil collection event taking place during one of the celebrations. The City’s Bureau of Sanitation also had free bulky item drop offs where residents could bring their oversized discards such as sofas, refrigerators and other appliances.