RECYCLE THESE ITEMS IN THE BLUE BIN
All clean dry paper, including:
- Computer paper
- Ledger paper
- Arts and craft paper
- Unwanted mail
- Telephone books
- Note cards
- File folders
- Paper bags
- Post-it notes
- All envelopes, including those with windows
All cardboard boxes and chipboard, including:
- Cereal boxes
- Tissue boxes
- Dry food boxes
- Frozen food boxes
- Shoe boxes
- Detergent boxes
- Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
- Cardboard boxes (broken down and flattened)
All refrigerated, shelf-stable, aseptic packaging, including:
- Fruit juice boxes and cartons
- Orange juice cartons
- Milk cartons
- Wine boxes
- Soy milk, rice milk and almond milk boxes and cartons
- Cereal boxes
- Heavy cream cartons
- Egg substitute cartons
All aluminum, tin, metal, and bi-metal cans, wiped out if possible, including:
- Soda cans
- Juice cans
- Soup cans
- Vegetables cans
- Pet food cans
- Pie tins
- Clean aluminum foil
- Empty paint and aerosol cans
- Wire hangers
All glass bottles and jars, wiped out if possible, including:
- Soda bottles
- Wine bottles
- Beer bottles
- Spaghetti sauce jars
- Pickle jars
- Broken bottles
All plastics numbers 1 through 7
Empty plastic containers, wiped out if possible, including:
- Soda bottles
- Juice bottles
- Detergent containers
- Bleach containers
- Shampoo bottles
- Lotion bottles
- Mouthwash bottles
- Dishwashing liquid bottles
- Milk jugs
- Tubs for margarine and yogurt
- Plastic planters
- Food and blister packaging
- Rigid clamshell packaging
- All clean plastic bags (grocery bags, dry cleaner bags, and film plastics)
- All clean polystyrene products (plates, cups, containers, egg cartons, block packaging, and packing materials)
- Plastic hangers
- Non-electric plastic toys
- Plastic swimming pools
- Plastic laundry baskets
- Car seats (cloth removed)
DO NOT RECYCLE THESE ITEMS IN THE BLUE BIN
If these items are placed in the blue container, there's a likelihood of contaminating the other clean materials. Please ensure that the items placed in the blue container are clean and free from contaminants.
- Heavily soiled papers or bags with oils or food waste should be placed inside the black bin.
Glass (the following items should be placed inside the black bin):
- Window glass
- Mirror glass
- Auto glass
- Standard light bulbs
- Mini blinds
- Kitchen utensils
- Lawn furniture
- Garden hoses
- Rubber tires
- Construction materials, including asphalt or concrete, wood and wood products
These materials may have special handling requirements so please contact the LASAN Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 for information on how to dispose of such items.
- All electronic devices
- Electrical cords and wiring
- Electric or battery operated toys
- Compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs
All batteries (including car batteries, household batteries, and rechargeable batteries)
E-waste is accepted at the curbside by special appointment (contact our Call Center) or by drop-off at S.A.F.E. Centers and Mobile Collection Events.
- Syringes and needles
- Medical waste
- Drugs (pills, liquids, gel caps, vials, and injectables)
- All partially filled aerosol cans and containers for cleaning fluids, automotive fluids, pesticides, oil based paint, garden chemicals, and pool cleaners
Household hazardous waste (HHW) can be taken to our S.A.F.E. Centers and Mobile Collection Events.
Recycle your Christmas tree in the green bin:
- REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels and stand from the tree.
- CUT the tree pieces before putting them inside the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day.
- PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin.
Collected Christmas trees will be recycled into compost and mulch that is available to residents for free.
In addition, holiday wrapping paper, cartons, cardboard, Styrofoam® and other expanded polystyrene products, plastics and gift boxes are also recyclable and should be placed in the blue bin. However, it is illegal to place household hazardous waste, such as electronics (i.e. televisions and computers) and batteries into the collection bins. Please take those items to one of seven S.A.F.E. Centers for safe disposal and recycling.
Multi-family Residential Recycling Program Participation
Residents of multifamily buildings are requested to place their Christmas trees at the curbside on the collection day in your neighborhood. Whether you are serviced by LA Sanitation or a private hauler, we will pick up your tree on your neighborhood scheduled collection day. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree.
To find your collection day, call 1-800-773-2489 or go to http://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/
The following mulching facilities will accept trees until the end of January. Trees can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday wrapping and packaging materials will not be accepted. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree prior to dropping it off.
LOPEZ CANYON ENVIRONMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
11950 Lopez Canyon Road
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
HARBOR MULCH FACILITY
1400 N. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
One-day drop off at Recreation and Park locations
Christmas trees can be dropped off on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at six Recreation and Park locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday wrapping and packaging materials will not be accepted. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree prior to dropping it off.
Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot
At Griffith Park,
Junction of Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) Freeways
Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
5001 Rodeo Road
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Boulevard
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Avenue
8651 Foothill Boulevard
Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Avenue
The following fire station locations will accept Christmas trees until mid-January. They will not be accepting holiday wrapping and packaging material. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from tree prior to dropping it off.
FIRE STATION #21
1192 E. 51st Street, 90011 – South Los Angeles
FIRE STATION #28
11641 Corbin Avenue, 91326 – Porter Ranch
FIRE STATION #29
4029 Wilshire Boulevard – 90010 – Hancock Park
FIRE STATION #44
1410 Cypress Avenue, 90065 – Cypress Park
FIRE STATION #64
101811 S. Main Street, 90061 – South Los Angeles
FIRE STATION #65
1801 E. Century Boulevard, 90002 – Watts
FIRE STATION #71
107 S. Beverly Glen Boulevard, 90024 – Holmby Hills/Bel-Air
FIRE STATION #77
9224 Sunland Boulevard, 91352 – Sun Valley
FIRE STATION #88
5101 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, 91403 – Sherman Oaks
FIRE STATION #106
23004 Roscoe Boulevard, 91304 – West Hills
Please call LA Sanitation's 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 with any questions.
LA Sanitation collection services will be postponed by one calendar day on only the following holidays:
NEW YEAR'S DAY (JANUARY 1ST)
INDEPENDENCE DAY (JULY 4TH)
CHRISTMAS DAY (DECEMBER 25TH)
Due to the one-day holiday postponement, the collection of containers shall be as follows:
Holiday (Monday)>>>>>>>Collection now (Tuesday)
Holiday (Tuesday)>>>>>>>Collection now (Wednesday)
Holiday (Wednesday)>>>>Collection now (Thursday)
Holiday (Thursday)>>>>>>Collection now (Friday)
Holiday (Friday)>>>>>>>>Collection now (Saturday)
Collection services shall resume its regular schedule following the holidays listed above. On all other holidays, your regularly scheduled day of collection services shall remain the same.
If you have any questions, please call the LASAN Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.
With a flash flood warning for Friday morning, it's a good time to remember how to keep our streets clean during heavy rains.
Keep bins away from the gutter, and don't forget to call 311 if you see a clogged catch basin.
What are you waiting for?
If you're interested in becoming involved with Clean Streets LA in your community, check out the Mayor's Volunteer Corps for more opportunities. And don't forget, you can always call 311 or use the MyLA311 app to report abandoned waste and illegal dumping in the public right of way near you.
There are still several workshops you can attend if you are interested in participating in the Clean Streets LA challenge. For more information, visit http://www.cleanstreetsla.org/clean-streets-challenge/
LA Sanitation (LASAN) will pick up your large/bulky household items such as mattresses, couches, doors, carpet, toilets, electrical waste and other furniture and items from residents serviced by LASAN, free of charge.
To remove these bulky items from your curbside, please call 311 at least one day before your regular collection day. Bulky items are collected on the day of your regular refuse collection. Please have an itemized list of your items ready when calling or submitting your request. You can also use the MyLA311 app or website to make your request.
LASAN does not collect household hazardous waste (HHW) or any of the following items:
- Automotive parts
- Construction materials
- Commercial appliances
- Fluorescent lights
- Cardboard (cardboard is only collected as a Move In/Move Out service)
For information on how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste, check out the LA Sanitation website.
Transportation limit for chemical related items: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to collection sites. Please pack your waste properly to prevent tipping or spilling o fthe waste during transportation.
We accept: paint and solvents; used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze, and other automotive fluids; cleaning products; pool and garden chemicals; aerosol cans; all medicine except controlled substances; auto batteries; household batteries.
E-waste: computers, monitors, printers, network, equipment, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, VCRs, and electronic toys.
Asbestos & Wood (with Creosote): Asbestos (friable) must be abated by professionals an then wetted and double bagged in plastic. Asbestos and wood (creosote) must be less than 3 ft. in length.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
- Business/commercial wastes
- Bulky items such as furniture and large appliances
- Radioactive materials
- Medical/biological wastes
- Marine flares/firecrackers
Business owners who have an issue with littering or the improper disposal of trash may choose to adopt a bin in the City of Los Angeles. For information about Adopt A Spot program, please call 311 or contact your area Councilmember's Office.
Call 311 or use the MyLA311 app to report abandoned waste and illegal dumping in the public right of way near you. When making a report, please provide as much detail about the location and debris as possible so the appropriate level of resources can be directed to the site.
Submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or use www.LACrimeStoppers.org and be eligible for a reward.