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Federal Government  
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA Southwest Southwest Region of the U.S. EPA.
EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds U.S. EPA's Office of Water.
Recycle City (US EPA) KIDS - Learn about recycling!
State Government
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California Home Page State of California.
California EPA California's Environmental Protection Agency.
Department of Toxic Substance Control Regulates and evaluates risks posed by hazardous substances.
CalRecycle Agency responsible for dealing with solid waste issues in the State.
California Recycling Market Development Zone Assists businesses that recycle or use recyclable materials.
Local Government To top of page
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Los Angeles County Home Page Links to the County's various Departments and other useful info.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Home of www.CleanLA.com (Environmental Programs Division).
Solid Waste Information Management System(SWIMS) Online Solid Waste Information Management System.
L.A. County Adopt A Highway Gain prominent recognition while beautifying their community.
L.A. County Ocean Water Monitoring Program Monitors ocean water along the Los Angeles County coastline.
L.A. County Surplus Sale Bids L.A. County Internal Services Department's listing of open bids.
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Information on wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.
City of Azusa Integrated Waste Management City of Azusa Integrated Waste Management Department.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Energy efficiency and water conservation for Los Angeles City.
City of Los Angeles Environmental Services City of Los Angeles environmental events and programs.
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation Solid waste collection and treatment within Los Angeles City.
Southern California Association of Governments SoCal regional planning agency comprised of 184 cities and 6 counties.
California State Association of Counties CSAC Represents county governments on legislative issues.
League of California Cities The official organization representing all California cities.
Links to cities in Los Angeles County Links to the 88 cities in Los Angeles County.
Environmental Associations, Directories and Listings To top of page
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Task Force Comprised of stakeholders to address solid waste management issues.
APWA, Southern California Chapter Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) The region's leading organization regarding solid waste issues.
California Resource Recovery Association Information on recycling in the Golden State.
The Environmental Directory A search engine devoted entirely to environmental-related information.
Environmental News Network The latest in Environmental News from around the globe.
Environment News Service An independent international wire service of environmental news.
EnviroLink Library A comprehensive resource for social and environmental change.
LA Almanac - Environment A comprehensive source of environmental information in Los Angeles.
Earth's 911 Information on environmental programs nationwide, with a useful zip-code based listing of environmental resources.
The HORIZON Solutions Site Database of health and environment initiatives from around the world.
TreePeople Non-profit dedicated to environmental awareness through urban forestry.
Natural Resources Defense Council Advocates for environmental issues.
Energy To top of page
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U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network.
California Energy Commission Develops energy policy that ensures a reliable and affordable energy supply.
California Independent System Operator (ISO) Operates the electricity power grid in California.
Environmental Education To top of page
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POLS 585: Regulation, The Environment, and California Public Policy California State University, Los Angeles: Master of Science in Public Administration Program.
Center for Regenerative Studies California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Sustainabilitydegrees.com Website with information on sustainability, sustainability careers, and sustainability resources.
Environmentalscience.org Website with information on environmental science education and careers.
Recycling To top of page
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E-waste Recycling Locator Find recyclers for electronic waste (e-waste).
List of Recycling Coordinators in Los Angeles County City and County Contacts for Recycling Information.
Recycle City, sponsored by US EPA KIDS - Learn about recycling!
California Recycling Market Development Zone Assists businesses that recycle or use recyclable materials.
L.A. County Recycling Market Development Zone Assists business that recycle or use recyclable materials.
Materials Reuse To top of page
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E-waste Recycling Locator Find recyclers for electronics (e-Waste) for reuse or recycling.
LA Shares Warehouses and delivers donated items to non-profit agencies & schools
California Materials Exchange Program List of reuse programs for free stuff.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer organization that builds houses for low-income families.
Goodwill Industries List of Goodwill stores and donation centers in L.A. County.
Salvation Army Find the nearest Salvation Army store to you, by Zip Code
Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste (RENEW) Nationwide listing of material exchanges to aid businesses and others in interstate materials exchanges.
Household Hazardous Waste To top of page
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County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Information on hazardous waste management and regulatory compliance.
California Poison Control Center 24-hour emergency info on poison including swallowing, eye/skin irritation, inhalation, animal/insect bites, and food/drug reactions.
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC) Information on toxic products that are used as inhalants.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Tips on making your home safe and healthy.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Obtain product safety information or report unsafe products.
Air Quality To top of page
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South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Charged with improving air quality and smog control.
California Air Resources Board State agency whose goal is to improve air quality throughout California.
Southern California Association of Governments Reviews environmental, energy, and transportation issues.
Transforming Transportation Info on alternative fuel vehicles and advanced transportation technologies.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Protects quality of air inside offices, schools, and workplaces.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Information on Indoor Air Quality. Better Environments Inside and Out.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Information on indoor environmental quality, workplace safety and health.
Stormwater Quality To top of page
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monitors and protects water courses and wetlands.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Describes and predicts changes in the Earth's environment.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LA District Oversees federal flood control, harbor, and wetlands projects.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Monitors water quality in the agricultural sector.
U.S. Geological Survey Branch of the U.S. Dept of Interior dedicated to water resources.
Caltrans Stormwater Program California Department of Transportation's stormwater permit system.
California Coastal Commission Regulates development along the California Coast.
USDA, Water Quality Information Center Monitors water quality in the agricultural sector.
USGS - Water Resources Branch of the U.S. Dept of Interior dedicated to water resources.
California Water Resources Control Board Oversees water quality regulations statewide.
LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Regulates water quality in the Los Angeles area.
Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project A joint-powers agency focusing on marine environmental research.
City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program Report spills, clogged catch basins, and illicit discharges into storm drains.
California Stormwater Quality Task Force Advises on stormwater quality issues.
Heal the Bay Advocates for environmental issues concerning Santa Monica Bay.
Surfrider Foundation Advocates for protecting our oceans, waves and beaches.
Friends of the LA River Advocates for environmental issues concerning the Los Angeles River.
Topanga Watershed Committee Advocates for Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles County.
Center for Watershed Protection Non-profit group involved with environmental issues in urban watersheds.
Industrial Waste To top of page
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Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Info on industrial waste and permitting policies.
California Water Resources Control Board Regulates and oversees water quality statewide.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Smart Gardening To top of page
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Theodore Payne Foundation Advocates for the preservation of California native flora.
CalRecycle Information on the management of organic resources.
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation City of Los Angeles composting information.

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