Below you will find a list of programs that have been specifically designed for residents. 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
Countywide Smart Gardening Program
Visit our Smart Gardening website
to learn how to reduce and recycle organic waste and improve your lawn and garden. Attend a
Smart Gardening Workshop to learn about composting, worm
composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening and fire-wise gardening.
Tire Recycling Program
Learn about the Countywide Waste Tire Recycling
Program and free Tire Collection
Celebrate a Plastic Bag Free New Year!
Stores in unincorporated LA County are no longer allowed to provide single-use plastic carryout bags. To find out more about the County's Carryout Bag Ordinance, click here.
Residential Recycling Program
Find out about the County's Residential Recycling
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.
Our Junk Mail resource page provides
information about reducing unwanted junk mail.
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
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.
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.
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
Recycle your used motor oil and used oil filters at a County sponsored event. For more details about these events,
click here (PDF, 162KB) for more information.
Used motor oil and filters should be brought to one of the 650 state-certified used oil collection centers
for recycling at no charge.
Used Oil Recycling in Other Languages
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,
Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP), the County's Stormwater Ordinance,
watersheds, and related items.
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