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Image For      Ask LA Stormwater: How Can I Conserve Water?

A: That’s the million dollar question ever since Governor Brown urged every Californian to cut their water use by 20%. Angelenos typically use about 129 gallons of water every day. To keep in step with the Governor, we need to save 30 gallons a day. (The more, the better, of course.) Luckily there are some…

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With Spring officially days away, we can look forward to warmer days and another season of fresh beginnings. This is also the perfect time to do a spring cleaning, which includes decluttering, organizing, and sprucing up your home. It might seem like a daunting task to take on but with these tips, LA Sanitation &…

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We Angelenos are familiar with the realities and readiness needed living in earthquake country. But with our changing climate and the resulting weather extremes of stronger storms and drought, Los Angeles must now add floods and fires to its list of possible emergencies and natural disasters. With the new year here, this is often the…

Image For The Power Of Wetlands: Supporting Plants, Animals, And Humans

Why are we so interested in wetlands? Well, not only are we acknowledging wetlands because February 2nd is World Wetlands Day, but they also have a very important relationship to stormwater.    So firstly, what on earth is a wetland actually? A wetland is an area of land that is either covered with or saturated…

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While we Angelenos love to highlight our beautiful SoCal sunshine and weather, we also admit that we get a fair amount of rain, especially in the wintertime. With January already here and February rapidly approaching, this is the perfect time to make sure that you are ready for heavy rain. The first two months of…

Image For Turning Holiday Waste into Resources! 

We know it’s too early to start thinking about when to take down your Christmas tree, but we figured it wouldn’t hurt to tell you about LA Sanitation’s curbside collection for Christmas trees a little ahead of time! LA Sanitation makes it super easy for Angelenos to recycle their Christmas trees. Here’s a checklist of…

Image For Gifts For Everyone: Even Mother Earth

We’re all wrapped up in the holidays now. Between planning for holiday gatherings and making your home festive and bright, you may think it’s just too difficult to find time to remember the environment. But, you don’t have to be a Scrooge to Mother Earth this time of year. Here are a few simple ways…

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Another rainy season is fast approaching and now is the time to prepare your home and neighborhood for wet weather ahead. LA Sanitation is prepping the city at large for when those storm clouds start to form by cleaning out catch basins and debris basins and ensuring that staff and equipment are ready to respond…

Image For Big and Little Ideas for Coping with Climate Change

It seems like every new day brings increasingly more urgent news about the Climate Crisis! Feeling overwhelmed? It’s understandable. The issue is so big that it’s hard enough to wrap one’s head around the issue, let alone develop strategies to solve it.  By the end of this century, sea-level rise may displace 13 million people…

Image For Bee-hold the Power of Pollinators!

How do you feel about winged insects like honeybees, houseflies, and dragonflies? Do you find that you love some (like ladybugs) and hate others (like bees)? Maybe you sat on one that stung you at a family picnic, or the nuisance of a few (ahem, mosquitos) has ruined the charm of the many. If you’ve…

Image For Thriving in the Changing Seasons: A Garden How-To

Summer is winding down in Los Angeles, but the heat in our town tends to stick around into the fall, so it’s still a great time to think about how heat should change our gardening habits. Want to conserve water while keeping your garden thriving? Read on for five great tips!   1. Remember this…

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