Below you will find a list of programs that have been specifically designed for residents. 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.

For multi- family with five (5) units or more and single-family residents who use dumpster service, please click here.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink

 Residential Recycling Program

Find out about the County's Residential Recycling Program here.

 Countywide Smart Gardening Program

Visit our Smart Gardening website to learn how to reduce and recycle organic waste and improve your lawn and garden. Attend a free webinar or workshop to learn about composting, water-wise gardening, organic gardening, and small-space gardening.

 Tire Recycling Program

Learn about the Countywide Waste Tire Recycling Program and free Tire Collection Events.

 Exercise Your Right to Freedom from Single Use Foodware and Accessories

Now is the perfect time to bring your own clean foodware containers for restaurant leftovers. Restaurants, beverage bars, cafeterias, supermarkets and other permanent food facilities in unincorporated LA County are now no longer allowed to provide food in single-use food containers and accessories that are not compostable or recyclable. Restaurants, cafeterias, food trucks and other food facilities in the State are no longer allowed to provide single use foodware accessories (e.g. straws, forks, condiment packets, napkins, etc.) to customers except upon request. Click here for more details.

 Celebrate a Plastic Bag Free New Year!

Stores in unincorporated LA County are no longer allowed to provide single-use plastic carryout bags. To find out more about the County's Carryout Bag Ordinance, click here.

 Construction and Demolition Debris

Projects requiring a construction, demolition, and/or grading permit must recycle at least 65% of the debris generated. The C&D Debris Recycling and Reuse Program provides information including forms and resources.

 Junk Mail

Our Junk Mail resource page provides information about reducing unwanted junk mail.

 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.

 Earth 911

Listing of recycling facilities and services by zip code by the California Department of Conservation and Earth's 911 nationwide database.


Trash Collection

 Illegal Dumping

To report large piles of illegally dumped trash, visit our illegal dumping website.

 Franchise Solid Waste Collection System

The Franchise Solid Waste Collection System has been implemented in several County unincorporated areas to provide residents and businesses with enhanced solid waste and recyclables collection services. Additional areas will be implemented soon.

 Garbage Disposal Districts

The Garbage Disposal Districts are unincorporated County areas in which solid waste collection services are provided to residents and businesses by contract waste haulers.

 New Trash Collection System for the North County

A new trash collection system is being proposed for Acton, Agua Dulce, and the unincorporated Antelope Valley area. The new system will provide weekly trash, recyclables, and green/organic waste collection for residents and businesses. Click here for more information.


Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste

 HHW/E-waste Program

Household hazardous waste is any leftover product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible, or irritant, that you want to discard. Find out more at our 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, click here.

 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.

 Collection events

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, 603KB, also en Español) using ingredients found in most household cabinets.


Used Oil Recycling

 Used Oil Recycling

Why We Should Recycle Used Motor Oil.  Important facts on used motor oil. Recycling your used oil is easy, just follow these simple steps.

Recycle your used motor oil and used oil filters at a County sponsored event. For more details about these events, click here (PDF, 162KB) for more information.

Used motor oil and filters should be brought to one of the 650 state-certified used oil collection centers for recycling at no charge.

 Used Oil Recycling in Other Languages

Recycle Used Oil (Korean)

Recycle Used Oil (Vietnamese)

Recycle Used Oil (Cambodian)


Solid Waste

 Conversion Technology

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.



 Stormwater Prevention

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.

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.


Water Conservation


Conserve our precious water supply. Get more information on water facts and indoor and outdoor conservation.

Youth Education

Read our Top Ten Ways to Reduce Waste when buying school supplies for your children.

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