A new and improved Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS) website launched on February 3, 2014. SWIMS is a one-stop Internet portal for the public and solid waste industry to access information about solid waste facilities, waste disposal data, and methane-producing sites in Los Angeles County. Please click here to view the new site.
In an effort to curb illegal dumping, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in partnership with Waste Management Inc. present this event for residents in the unincorporated areas of Antelope Valley, to take up to one ton of trash, including furniture, appliances, and certain electronic waste, free of charge, to Waste Management of Lancaster (Lancaster Landfill) on April 12, 2014. Please click here for more information.
Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky in partnership with Republic Services, Inc., present this event for residents in the unincorporated areas of the western portion of Sunland (including Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon, and Little Tujunga Road), Oat Mountain/Twin Lakes, Lake Manor, West Chatsworth, and Westhills, to take up to one ton of trash, including furniture, appliances, and other bulky items, free of charge, to Sunshine Canyon Landfill on April 26, 2014. Please click here for more information.
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.
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.
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.
California residents and businesses can now recycle leftover paint for free at local retail stores. For program details and locations, visit www.PaintCare.org or call 855-724-6809.
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 today and begin receiving notifications!