Below you will find a list of programs that have been specifically designed for government. Please visit each of the Program's websites and learn how you can help save the planet. ** Some programs may only be applicable to residents of the unincorporated areas of the County.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tire Recycling Program
Learn about the Countywide Waste Tire Recycling
Program and free Tire Collection
About The Bag
Your resource for promoting the use of reusable bags over single use plastic and paper carryout bags in order to reduce the negative economic and environmental impacts associated with single use bags.
Departmental Recycling Program
County employees and Departmental Recycling Coordinators can log on to our Departmental Recycling Program's website
to get information on existing recycling programs, procedures, County policies on waste reduction and helpful tips/links to recycling practices.
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.
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.
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.
Listing of recycling facilities and services
by zip code by the California Department of Conservation and Earth's 911 nationwide
Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste
Household hazardous waste is any leftover product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive,
flammable, combustible, or irritant, that you want to discard. Find out more at
Household Hazardous Waste website.
Sharps Waste Management Program
State law makes it illegal for residents to dispose of home-generated sharps waste
in the trash. To learn how to safely manage and properly dispose of sharps waste,
No Drugs Down the Drain
If you have expired or unused medications, don't discard them down the sink! Click
here for information on how to
safely dispose of unused drugs.
Do you have old paint, oil, cleaners, televisions, or electronics that you're not
sure what to do with? Dispose of these items properly at a FREE Household
Hazardous/Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) Collection Event near you
- there's one almost every weekend around L.A. County.
Antelope Valley Collection Center
The Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center
accepts household hazardous waste and electronic waste for FREE. Center is open
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
Alternative Household Products
Make your own Alternative
Household Products (PDF, 855 KB, also en Español) using ingredients found in most household cabinets.
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
Our Environmental Defenders program
reaches out to elementary school youth to teach them about helping our environment.
The Generation Earth program
provides development training and personalized support to secondary school teachers
and students. It encourages those who want to make a difference in their local environment
by creating campus eco-projects.
Standard-based K-12 teaching curriculum,
no cost teacher training workshops, information, and assistance
for schools and districts that want to do more to protect the environment (provided
by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
Environmental Ambassador Pilot Program
Environmental Ambassador Pilot Program was designed to bring environmental
education home to students and school staff by promoting sustainable elementary
and secondary school programs.