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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 Events.


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 Program here.



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.


Junk Mail

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.

Earth 911

Listing of recycling facilities and services by zip code by the California Department of Conservation and Earth's 911 nationwide database.

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Trash Collection

Illegal Dumping

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.

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Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste

HHW/E-waste Program

Household hazardous waste is any leftover product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible, or irritant, that you want to discard. Find out more at our 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, click here.

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.

Collection events

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.

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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 simple steps.

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

Recycle Used Oil (Korean)

Recycle Used Oil (Vietnamese)

Recycle Used Oil (Cambodian)

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Solid Waste

Conversion Technology

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.

SWIMS

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.

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Stormwater

Stormwater Prevention

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.

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 (en Español)

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Water Conservation

Waterworks

Conserve our precious water supply. Get more information on water facts and indoor and outdoor conservation.

Youth Education

Read our Top Ten Ways to Reduce Waste when buying school supplies for your children.

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