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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 television? 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.


 Belvedere Business Trash Collection Survey

Businesses located in the Belvedere Garbage District wishing to complete their Trash Collection and Recycling Survey online should click here. (In Chinese) (En Español)


Prevent improper disposal, misuse, and abuse of prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting national drug Take Back at various locations on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its free and anonymous! Gather your unused and expired medications, and take them to an event near you. Click here to find a drop-off location and for more information. Keep them safe. Clean them out. Take them back.

 Free Mattress Recycling Collection Events in the Antelope Valley

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger in partnership with the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force and the Mattress Recycling Council, present these events in the Antelope Valley for all residents. Drop off up to 10 mattresses/box springs for free on the following dates: May 5th, 12th, and 19th. Only mattresses and box springs will be accepted. No other type of bulky item will be taken. Please click here for more information.

 Everywhere You Go, BYO!

Bringing your own reusable items such as bags, bottles, cups, plates, utensils, etc. helps to reduce landfill waste and protects the environment. So remember, Everywhere You Go, BYO! Click here for BYO Tips! (En Español)

 Recycling Beverage Containers is a Slam Dunk!

Each year, three billion beverage containers end up in landfills. Help slam dunk waste by recycling your beverage containers at any certified recycling center and redeem them for cash. Click here for more information and check out what Clippers Great and Fox Sports analyst Corey Maggette has to say about it.

 Help Keep LA County Classy, Not Trashy

Do you see waste in your community space? Call 1-888-8DUMPING to report illegally dumped items for pick up and help keep our communities clean! Click here to see what Clippers great Lamond Murray would like for you to do.

 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 2000-2017. 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.   

 Los Angeles County Countywide Siting Element

Department of Public Works is currently updating the Preliminary Draft Siting Element. For more information, please click here.

 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 (PDF, 409KB) (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!


HHW/E-Waste Collection
Dispose of household hazardous waste & e-waste at our free event (flyer). 
April 28
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    Signal Hill
Click here for more information.  

Smart Gardening
Attend a free compost workshop.  
April 28
Click here for more information.


Did you know residents of LA County can dispose of their electronic and household hazardous waste FREE of charge at our mobile, one-day collection events throughout the County? Click here for more info.

Managed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division
Toll Free Phone Number: 1(888) CLEAN LA
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