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The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Solid Waste

Learn about LACSD solid waste resources, landfills, recycling, and greenwaste above. Get up-to-date information on organic waste legislation.

Food Waste Recycling
California has passed two laws to divert waste from landfills — Assembly Bill (AB) 1826 and Senate Bill (SB) 1383. SB 1383 requires cities to divert food waste from landfills to composting or anaerobic digestion.

Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program
The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. 

Clear Water Project
The Clearwater Project was approved after a multi-year evaluation of the main sewer system serving nearly half of Los Angeles County. A new 7-mile tunnel, a key component of the project, will be constructed to protect local waterways by addressing aging infrastructure.

No Drugs Down the Drain Program
Unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that are put in drains or flushed down the toilet pollute the environment. Take your medications to a drug drop-off box/bin at a location near you. 

Educational Programs
The Sanitation Districts believe in educating our youth on how to be good stewards of Mother Earth. To this end, they offer many free environmental educational programs to elementary, middle and high school students in their service area. Clink on the links below to learn more about each program.

 A.K. Warren Treatment Plant History and Renaming