Below you will find a list of programs that have been specifically designed for businesses. Please visit each of the Program's websites and learn how you can help enjoy these free services, or be added as a resource. ** Some programs may only be applicable to businesses of the unincorporated areas of the County.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Plastic and Paper Carryout Bag Ordinance
Your resource for reducing your single use plastic carryout bag impact to comply with a recently adopted ordinance banning such bags in the unincorporated areas.
Los Angeles County Materials Exchange (LACoMAX)
LACoMAX, the Los Angeles County Materials
Exchange, is a free Countywide materials reuse service that can help you find markets
for your surplus materials and other usable discards.
Construction and Demolition Debris
Projects requiring a construction, demolition, and/or grading permit must recycle at least 50% of the debris generated. The
C&D Debris Recycling and Reuse Program
provides information including forms and resources.
Beverage Container Recycling
Should every glass or plastic bottle and aluminum can get another chance at life?
Ever ask a beverage container why you should recycle? The
Department of Conservation has the answers.
Smart Business Recycling
The Smart Business Recycling Program website lists recyclers for paper, electronics, food waste,
textiles and other materials. Businesses located in unincorporated County jurisdictions can receive a free on-site waste reduction consultation.
Recycling Market Development Zone
Could your business use $2 million? If you are a manufacturer or recycling processor, the Los Angeles
County Recycling Market Development Zone Program has financial, technical and marketing
assistance available to help your business grow.
Listing of recycling facilities and services
by zip code by the California Department of Conservation and Earth's 911 nationwide
To report large piles of
illegally dumped trash, visit our illegal dumping website.
Franchise Solid Waste Collection System
The Franchise Solid Waste Collection System
has been implemented in several County unincorporated areas to provide residents and businesses
with enhanced solid waste and recyclables collection services. Additional areas
will be implemented soon.
Garbage Disposal Districts
The Garbage Disposal Districts are unincorporated
County areas in which solid waste collection services are provided to residents
and businesses by contract waste haulers.
Bus Stop/Shelter Trash
In an effort to reduce the amount of trash from our roads and to prevent it from getting into our storm drain which leads to the ocean, the County has installed trash bins at most bus stop locations within the County unincorporated areas. If you want to report a dirty shelter or excess trash, please call (626) 458-3961.
Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste
Small Quantity Generation
Business hazardous waste and electronic waste is not accepted at the County permanent centers or collection events. If you are a small business with hazardous waste, you may qualify for the City of L.A.'s Small Quantity Generator Program or visit Business Recycling to locate a proper recycler.
Used Oil Recycling
Used Oil Recycling
Why We Should Recycle Used Motor Oil. Important facts on used
motor oil. Recycling your used oil is easy, just follow these
Used motor oil and filters should be brought to one of the 650 state-certified used oil collection centers
for recycling at no charge.
Proper handling and disposal of wastewater is essential to the protection of our
environment. The Industrial Waste
Control Program regulates industrial waste dischargers in the unincorporated
areas of the County of Los Angeles and 37 contract cities.
Underground Storage Tanks
Underground Storage Tanks
The Underground Storage Tank Program regulates
underground tanks in the unincorporated areas and 77 cities in the County of Los
Conversion technologies are sophisticated processes capable of converting post-recycled
residual solid waste into renewable energy, green fuels and other beneficial products.
The County of Los Angeles is at the forefront of evaluating and promoting these
advanced technologies. For more information, including links to download a copy
of our Phase II Report, please visit our
conversion technology website.
Visit the Solid Waste Information Management System
(SWIMS) website for a listing of solid waste
facilities that are open to the public, disposal tonnage reports,
and publications such as the Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Plan.
Solid Waste Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force
The Task Force oversees solid waste management policy
in the County of Los Angeles, and is comprised of representatives from local government,
the solid waste management and recycling industry, and members of the general public,
the business sector, and environmental organizations.
Visit the Watershed Management Division Website
to learn more about the
Municipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit,
Low Impact Development (LID) Manual
, the County's Stormwater Ordinance,
watersheds, and related items.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
The Stormwater & Runoff Pollution Control Program
was created to track specific industrial and commercial businesses in the unincorporated
County area to determine compliance with the requirements in the provisions of the
Municipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit issued
by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region.
To report illegal dumping/discharges, anywhere in Los Angeles County, into the County's
Storm Drain System, call 1(888)CLEAN LA, 24 hours per day.
Visit the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Website,
see the “Don’t Trash California” campaign, and get more information
on keeping our neighborhoods, oceans, and local waterways clean.
Contact your local Stormwater Coordinator
to report a clogged storm drain, request storm drain stenciling, and learn about
what your city is doing to improve water quality.
What you can do to prevent pollution of storm drains?
Have an RV? Find a site for the safe disposal
of RV sewage in Los Angeles County