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Welcome to Clean LA -- a County of Los Angeles portal to a number of award-winning programs that help residents, businesses, and government keep the County clean and sustainable. From the basics of reduce, reuse and recycle, to household hazardous and electronic waste collection events and composting; this site offers information and links to answer your environmental questions: Where do I dispose of an old t.v.? How can I get a free sharps container? What is the best way to save – time, money, resources – the planet? Clean LA provides local solutions that contribute to global efforts.





Highlights

Begin With The End in Mind... to protect our environment with Dodger Great Nomar Garciaparra!

To help encourage LA County residents to dispose of their household hazardous and electronic waste (HHW/E-waste) properly, Los Angeles County and AM 570 Fox Sports Radio have teamed up to launch a public education campaign - "Begin With The End in Mind" - with former Dodger Great, Nomar Garciaparra! Please click here to preview how easy it is to attend an HHW event.

Countywide Siting Element

Department of Public Works has released the environmental documents for the revised Siting Element for review and comments starting June 19 and ending on July 28, 2014. Scoping meetings have also been scheduled. For more information, please click here.

RV Waste Disposal Sites

Did you know that improper dumping of Recreational Vehicle sewage waste is illegal and punishable by fines up to $1,000 and six months in jail? Do not dump your RV waste improperly, instead click here for an updated list of permitted waste disposal sites in Los Angeles County to help prevent pollution and keep our environment and waterways clean.

Every Drop Counts!

Did you know that used motor oil never wears out and can be recycled and reused? Motor oil improperly disposed onto the ground or into storm drains can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, and the ocean. Take your used motor oil to one of 650 certified collection centers in California or an auto parts store in your area to be recycled for free. A listing of certified collection centers is available at the State’s CalRecycle website (en Español). To look up the recommended oil change interval for your vehicle instead of defaulting to the oil standard of 3,000 miles, check your owners manual, or visit CheckYourNumber.org to easily find out for free the recommended time to change the oil on most vehicles made from 2000-2012. Click here for more information.

Green Waste Management Resource Guide

Need a place to take your green waste?  The Green Waste Management Resource Guide contains a list of locations that accept green waste.

Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

If you see an abandoned shopping cart, you may report it to the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation at (800) 252-4613, by email, or online. If you are an iPhone user, you may download the CartSnap application to report abandoned shopping carts.   

Fats, Oils & Grease

The Department of Public Works is proposing amendments to Title 20 - Utilities of the Los Angeles County Code to incorporate and consolidate requirements for the control of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in the sanitary sewer system. Public information meetings were held on October 16, 2008 and August 25, 2009 at Public Works Headquarters. The Proposed Ordinance (Updated September 14, 2009) amending Title 20 better defines the FOG program as required by the Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems. It also revises definitions to conform with the 2007 Uniform Plumbing Code and makes references to the Code of Federal Regulations 40CFR for Environmental Protection. Additional references can be found here:

     LA County Sanitary Sewer Management Plan (SSMP)
     Sources for Definitions in Proposed Revisions to Title 20 (PDF, 19 KB)
     Comments from Public Meeting Held on October 16, 2008 (PDF, 8 KB)

Public Counter

Visit the Environmental Programs Division Public Counter to get forms, apply for permits, request technical reviews for industrial waste or underground storage tank plans or methane gas migration protection systems. The Public Counter is located in the Annex Building of the DPW Headquarters (map), (626) 458-3517, open Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 5 pm. To request accommodations or obtain more information about ADA provisions, please contact our ADA coordinator at (626) 458-4081 or TDD (626) 282-7829.

eNotify Email Notification System

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (LADPW) offers an e-mail notification system to provide up-to-date information on topics or events of interest. This system allows you to customize the information you receive, so sign up today and begin receiving notifications!

UPCOMING EVENTS

HHW/E-Waste Collection
Dispose of household haz waste & e-waste at our free event (flyer). 
July 26
    Glendora
Click here for more information.  

Smart Gardening
Attend a free compost workshop.
July 26
    Claremont
    Culver City
    Los Angeles
Click here for more information.

SUSTAINABILI“TIPS”

Each day 38,000 tons of waste are disposed of in Los Angeles County. That is enough trash to fill the Rose Bowl every 6 days. Reduce the amount of trash you generate by purchasing less, reusing, and recycling.

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Toll Free Phone Number: 1(888) CLEAN LA
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