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As part of the County's efforts to meet AB 939 waste diversion requirements, www.888CleanLA.com, now www.CleanLA.com was developed. This is a website that provides outreach to County residents, businesses, institutions, and government via an easy-to-access gateway to the Internet-based outreach programs maintained by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division (EPD).

The web pages for these environmental programs are a valuable source of information regarding environmental issues in the County, including solid waste management, industrial waste permitting, construction and demolition debris, stormwater, household hazardous waste, and public education. In addition, the website provides access to information on many Countywide environmental programs such as Smart Gardening, Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Management, Waste Tire Recycling, Youth Education, etc.

The website is continually updated to ensure that the site contains accurate information and will be expanded as outreach and features are developed.

Environmental Programs Division

As the lead advisor to the Board of Supervisors on solid waste management issues, and a State leader in resource conservation and environmental protection, the Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division (EPD) provides waste collection services to unincorporated County communities through a vast franchise and garbage disposal district system. Furthermore, Public Works manages and operates various programs to promote recycling and waste reduction in the public and private sectors, including the largest household hazardous and electronic waste management program in the nation.

EPD is dedicated to preserving the environment and protecting public health through a variety of innovative functions. EPD proactively implements and administers programs in the areas of solid waste recycling and disposal, landfill design, hazardous and industrial waste management, underground storage tanks, and industrial wastewater discharge to public sewer systems.

One of EPD's long-term goals is to research and implement state-of-the-art technologies to convert municipal solid waste into electricity, green fuel, and other useful products. Such vision and ambition demonstrate EPD's commitment towards fostering communities where residents live and work in a safe, clean, and sustainable environment, through engineering and ingenuity.

Another primary goal of EPD is to reduce our dependence on landfills by creating programs to surpass a recycling rate of 50 percent of all waste materials generated. To attain this ambitious goal EPD leads many nationally recognized public outreach programs that involve the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. EPD also reviews plans to protect the groundwater against contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, analyzes methane gas levels at landfill sites, and participates in disaster debris removal operations.

To contact Environmental Programs Division, please click here.

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