Online file review is now available. Review the Department of Public Works digitized files related to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program, Industrial Waste (IW) program, and Stormwater (SW) certification program. Click here for more information and access.
This holiday season recycle your Christmas tree on your regular collection day beginning December 26, 2014, through January 17, 2015. Holiday tree recycling is a great way to help preserve our natural resources and reduce waste. To have your holiday tree recycled into compost, mulch, or ground cover, remove all items from your tree such as water containers, tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, and nails. Click here for more information.
To promote a more sustainable County of Los Angeles this holiday season, simply rethink the amount of trash you generate. Here are some holiday tips to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink
On October 21, 2014, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future for Los Angeles County. The Roadmap will initiate a long-term planning process in the County Unincorporated Communities to achieve increased recycling and landfill diversion. Dozens of County departments and agencies formed a working group to create the Roadmap and implementation of its strategies will require working with residents, businesses, waste industry, and environmental organizations. To view the Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future or the Briefing Report on the Roadmap, click the respective links.
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.
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 click here 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.
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.
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!