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Clean Streets L.A. Halfway to 5K Trash Can Goal

LOS ANGELES-Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled today a new set of trash cans to be placed on sidewalks throughout the city as part of his "Clean Streets" campaign. The new bins bring the mayor halfway to his goal of installing 5,000 new trash cans in the city by 2019.

Check out this article about the Clean Streets Challenge

Little Tokyo Sparkle! Wins Clean Streets Award

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and members of the City Council presented the 2016 Clean Streets L.A. Challenge Awards during a City Hall ceremony on Jan. 14. The Monster Cleanup Award for Largest Cleanups went to Little Tokyo Public Safety Association in Council District 14 and Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council in Council District 6.

Don't forget---HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE

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)

LABOR DAY

THANKSGIVING DAY

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.

LA Sanitation Receives an Inaugural Analytics 50 Award from Drexel University and CIO.com

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 19, 2016)— LA Sanitation (LASAN)’s CleanStat program was honored as one of the winners of the inaugural Analytics 50 Awards by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, and CIO.com.  The goal of the award is to honor and identify 50 leaders who are using data analytics to solve unique challenges, sharing best practices as well as recognizing innovation in analytics.

The CleanStat program is a key feature of Clean Streets Los Angeles. Launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti in April 2015, Clean Streets LA calls for LASAN to lead efforts in cleaning the streets of Los Angeles. To effectively track the cleanliness of LA’s streets, LASAN developed CleanStat, a street-by-street cleanliness assessment system that enables LASAN to provide more efficient and effective services to the people of Los Angeles.

“LA Sanitation is the first and only big city in the United States to assess every street like this,” said LA Sanitation Executive Director, Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E., “We are proud to be honored with one of the first Analytics 50 awards for our pioneering effort to use data analytics to protect public health and the environment, as well as improve the livability of our neighborhoods in Los Angeles.”

CleanStat assessments occur four times a year. LA Sanitation teams drive every street and alley (approximately 22,775 miles) in Los Angeles to survey and score the amount of litter, bulky items, illegal dumpings and weeds. The information enables the City to plan, organize and direct the appropriate resources to address the specific needs on any given block.

Los Angeles is one of only two cities to receive an Analytics 50 award.

Clean Streets LA Tweet Beat

The Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee picked up over 90 bags of trash and debris, via the North Valley Reporter

Clean Streets LA Tweet Beat

Clean Streets LA Tweet Beat

Working with Angelenos to make a difference in our neighborhoods

Reeyan Raynes didn't spend this past weekend like the average high school Senior. While most of his peers were likely at the beach or watching football, Reeyan was organizing the Kiwanis Club -- an international volunteer organization -- Girls Scout Troops, and neighbors for a roadside clean-up in his community of West Hills. If that doesn't impress, consider the fact that Reeyan along with the West Hills Neighborhood Council has been doing a monthly clean up for the past two years!

Reeyan's interest in serving his community began in Middle School when he got a behind-the-scenes look at the Los Angeles Fire Department. The visit encouraged him to find ways teenagers could be involved in emergency preparedness. He joined the Public Safety Committee of his local Neighborhood Council where his dedication made him stand out. When a position on the West Hills Board became available, Reeyan was asked to step up as chair of the Community Beautification Committee by another longtime member, Tony Brosamle. From his new position, he worked with other members of the Board organizing regular clean-ups that would address overgrown weeds and litter build-up on sidewalks. 

This latest clean-up attracted over 40 volunteers and gathered over 60 bags of weeds and loose litter. What's more, is this is just one example of successful clean-up efforts organized by community groups and Neighborhood Councils happening around the city on a regular basis. 

We at the Department of Public Works are looking to award such efforts. To that end, we've created the Clean Streets L.A. Challenge which rewards Neighborhood Councils, Community Groups for organizing and hosting clean-up efforts across the city. To find out how you can participate visit the Clean Streets L.A. website and help make our communities and our cities beautiful.

Quick facts about Los Angeles' HOPE program

  “Los Angeles is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to solving our homelessness crisis. The HOPE initiative is an innovative and powerful example of how we are serving residents by working collaboratively with City and County departments,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our first responders — whether they are police officers or outreach workers — interact directly with L.A.’s homeless population on a daily basis. HOPE serves as a homelessness ‘super team.' Our teams are sharing data to better target their outreach to homeless Angelenos — and coordinated community cleanups — to ensure the health and safety of our neighborhoods, while getting our most vulnerable the help they need.”  

“Los Angeles is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to solving our homelessness crisis. The HOPE initiative is an innovative and powerful example of how we are serving residents by working collaboratively with City and County departments,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our first responders — whether they are police officers or outreach workers — interact directly with L.A.’s homeless population on a daily basis. HOPE serves as a homelessness ‘super team.' Our teams are sharing data to better target their outreach to homeless Angelenos — and coordinated community cleanups — to ensure the health and safety of our neighborhoods, while getting our most vulnerable the help they need.”  

  • In May, Mayor Garcetti signed his 16th Executive Directive, establishing a permanent Mayor’s Homelessness Cabinet and directing City departments to train and empower all staff to become first responders in the fight against homelessness.
  • The Directive implements a “No Wrong Door” strategy, which asks City employees to actively help connect homeless Angelenos with housing and supportive services.
  • The partnership includes the Office of Mayor Garcetti, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Office of the City Attorney. 
  • Launched as a pilot in the San Fernando Valley this past May, L.A.’s HOPE teams have already responded to more than 1,300 homeless encampment service requests — an average of more than 400 per month. 
  • As a result of their efforts, more than 500 tons of trash, 20,000 pounds of hazardous materials, and 1,500 sharp objects and needles have been taken off the streets.
  • There are currently three HOPE teams operating in LAPD's Valley, Central, and West bureaus. The program will be rolled out citywide next month, when the fourth and final team launches in LAPD's South Bureau.

Check out this profile of the Clean Streets Challenge from the Beverly Press News

Don't forget... holiday trash collection.

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)

LABOR DAY

THANKSGIVING DAY

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.

Ideas Wanted: New Grant Challenge Seeks Creative Strategies for Keeping L.A. Streets Clean

Mayor Garcetti and Board of Public Works roll out Clean Streets L.A. Challenge to reward innovation by everyday Angelenos, neighborhood councils, and local organizations.

LOS ANGELES—Great ideas for taking care of L.A.’s streets can be born in conversations between neighbors, and City Hall wants in on the discussion.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Board of Public Works today announced the Clean Streets L.A. Challenge, which will reward neighborhood councils and other community groups for innovative strategies for keeping our streets clean and clear.

The competition is an extension of Mayor Garcetti's Clean Streets Initiative. It will award a total of $25,000 in grants for proposals that show creativity and efficiency in their plans to prevent illegal dumping and keep neighborhoods clean.

“Angelenos know their neighborhoods best, and they take pride in where they live,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The Challenge will tap into their knowledge and that passion, and bring new energy to the work of keeping L.A.’s streets clean for our families and neighbors.”

The grant challenge is open to Neighborhood Councils, community based organizations and nonprofit groups. Applicants will be required to form a partnership across three organizations, at least one of which must be a neighborhood council. The Bureau of Sanitation will hold workshops this summer on how to form partnerships and conduct safe cleanups, with applications due in late August.

Successful applicants will then start a pilot program, with results due in November and winners announced at the end of the year. Groups will be evaluated on their strategies for recruiting volunteers, hosting clean-ups, reporting dumped items, and raising awareness on social media.

“We are so inspired by all the supporters of the Clean Streets L.A. Initiative who have rallied to initiate, create, and commit to local neighborhood and business corridor improvement efforts,” said Enrique Zaldivar, General Manager of L.A. Sanitation. “This contest aligns with our collective pursuit for a better quality of life, economic prosperity, and public health for all Angelenos.”

“Neighborhood Councils are doing amazing projects citywide to keep their communities clean,” said Grayce Liu, General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. “We’re happy that the Clean Streets L.A. Challenge builds upon their great work and provides opportunities for exciting collaborations.”

The Clean Streets Initiative is a coordinated effort to eliminate trash and illegal dumping from L.A. streets. A key element of the initiative is CleanStat, which regularly surveys and grades all city streets for cleanliness. The results of the CleanStat assessment can be viewed at http://www.cleanstreetsla.org/cleanstat/  

For more information on the Clean Streets L.A. Challenge, visit lamayor.org/join-clean-streets-la-challenge.