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.
Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling for County Departments
In alignment with state laws, a new County policy requires County facilities to implement recycling of organic waste, including food waste and landscaping debris. Organic waste liaisons,
recycling coordinators and facility managers can use the County Facility Organic Waste Management website to get started.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink
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.
Sustainable Contract Language
To easily comply with jurisdictional mandates and policies and keep County operations running sustainably, check out language to insert into your service and product contracts and agreements here.
Recycling Market Development Zone
Could your business use a loan? If you are a manufacturer or recyling processor, the Los Angeles County Recycling Market Development Zone Program has financial, technical and marketing assistance available to help your business grow.
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?
CalRecycle 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, 1.22 MB, 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 and fuels as well as other beneficial products.
The County of Los Angeles is at the forefront of evaluating and promoting these
advanced technologies. For more information, 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 Stormwater Quality 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 Water For Los Angeles Program,
see the “Don’t Trash California” campaign, and get more information
on keeping our neighborhoods, oceans, and local waterways clean.
Please contact your city to report a clogged storm drain, request storm drain stenciling, and learn about
what your city is doing to improve water quality.
Have an RV? Find a site for the safe disposal
of RV sewage in Los Angeles County.
The Environmental Defenders Program is a 30-minute, high energy assembly program that is free to all elementary schools in
L.A. County. This dynamic, music driven show is proven to inspire students to take action and do more to protect the environment. Topics covered include Solid Waste, the Four R's
(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink), Stormwater Pollution Prevention, Household Hazardous Waste and Water Conservation. An interactive website,
EnvironmentalDefendersLA.com, extends learning beyond the classroom. This program is a favorite of teachers and
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).