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Welcome to Clean LA -- a County of Los Angeles portal to a number of award-winning programs that help residents, businesses, and government keep the County clean and sustainable. From the basics of reduce, reuse and recycle, to household hazardous and electronic waste collection events and composting; this site offers information and links to answer your environmental questions: Where do I dispose of an old television? How can I get a free sharps container? What is the best way to save – time, money, resources – the planet? Clean LA provides local solutions that contribute to global efforts.





Highlights

 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day -- October 26, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means for disposing of unused or expired prescription drugs, while also bringing awareness of the potential for drug abuse if not properly disposed. Click here to find locations to properly dispose of unused or expired medicine.

 Woolsey Fire Recovery Resources

Los Angeles County and its agency partners are working together to provide comprehensive services to those affected by the Woolsey fire. Resources can be found here.

 Day Without Hunger

There are over 1.5 million food insecure residents living in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles Lakers, Kyle Kuzma, challenges you to help fight hunger. To learn how you can do your part, visit FoodDropLA.com.

 Beverage Container Recycling

Recycling beverage containers is a double play.  It reduces landfill waste and puts cash in your pocket.  Click here for more information.

 Trash Travels: The Journey Begins With You!

Everyone has a role to play in keeping creeks, lakes, rivers and ocean beaches free of litter, pollutants and other debris. Click here and see if you’ve thought about all the kinds of refuse that damage our waterways and beaches. Use trash cans. Properly discard these waste products to protect our environment.

 Waste-Free Event Guide          

Learn how to make your next event as close to waste-free as possible with the Waste-Free Event Guide. No event is too big or too small to make a difference.

 Illegal Dumping

This is your community. Keep it clean. Let’s keep it classy, not trashy! Click here to learn how you can prevent and report illegal dumping.

 Every Drop Counts

Did you know that used motor oil never wears out and can be recycled and reused? Motor oil improperly disposed onto the ground or into storm drains can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, and the ocean. Take your used motor oil to one of 650 certified collection centers in California or an auto parts store in your area to be recycled for free. Click here for more information.

 Green Waste Management Resource Guide

Need a place to take your green waste?  The Green Waste Management Resource Guide contains a list of locations that accept green waste.

 Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Report abandoned shopping carts to the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation at (800) 252-4613, by email, or online. iPhone users can download the CartSnap app to report abandoned shopping carts. 

 Environmental Programs Public Counter

Visit the Environmental Programs Division Public Counter to get forms, apply for permits, request technical reviews for industrial waste or underground storage tank plans or methane gas migration protection systems. We are located in the Annex Building of the PW Headquarters (map), (626) 458-3517, open Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 5 pm. To request accommodations or obtain more information about ADA provisions, please contact our ADA coordinator at (626) 458-4081 or TDD (626) 282-7829.

 eNotify Email Notification System

Los Angeles County Public Works offers an e-mail notification system to provide up-to-date information on topics or events of interest. This system allows you to customize your notifications, so sign up today!

UPCOMING EVENTS

HHW/E-Waste Collection
Dispose of household hazardous waste & e-waste at our free event (flyer). 
October 26
     Covina
     Signal Hill
Click here for more information.

Smart Gardening
Attend a free compost workshop.  
October 26
     El Segundo

Click here for more information.

Used Oil Filter Collection
Recycle used motor oil filters at our free event (flyer). 
November 2
     Alhambra

SUSTAINABILI“TIPS”

Do you know what your carbon footprint is? Click here to find out how much carbon dioxide you and your household create each year.

Managed by the Los Angeles County Public Works, Environmental Programs Division
Toll Free Phone Number: 1(888) CLEAN LA
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