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April 2020 Grades of Green Earth Day Bingo Challenge

For the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we partnered with our friends at Grades of green to create the LASAN Bingo Challenge!  Participation is easy - complete 3 sustainable activities in a row on the LASAN BIngo card then tag us in photos of the completed projects on social media.  Don't forget to use #LASANbingo! Entries are due by Thursday, May 7 at 5pm.

For complete contest rules and to download the Bingo card, visit www.gradesofgreen.com/lasanbingo

From LASAN Director and General Manager, Enrique Zaldivar:
"Though we can't all come together this year as planned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we can all do something at home to celebrate, protect, and heal the environment. A milestone like this deserves special attention so we offered up a prize that we have never offered before: an exclusive curbside visit from a solid resources collection vehicle and driver.  We hope it inspires many families to participate and that these simple activities become regular eco-friendly habits."

If you're looking for COVID-19 updates, please visit the red Alerts tab. As always, our 24-hour Customer Care Center is available at 1-800-773-2489 to address your questions and concerns.


Together, we can ensure a complete, fair, and accurate count in 2020. Please visit the website to learn more about being counted, volunteering, and why an accurate count is so important.


The standard container allotment for single-family dwellings and each unit of a duplex based on the SRF is one 60-gallon black container for refuse; one 90-gallon green container for yard trimmings; one 90 gallon blue container for recyclables. The standard allowance for multi-family dwellings is one 60-gallon black container per dwelling unit for refuse; one 90 gallon green container for yard trimmings for the lot; one 90-gallon blue container for recyclables for every four units.  Some households have brown bins, by request, for horse manure. By placing material in the proper bins, you can prevent contamination that occurs when non-recyclable items are discarded in the BLUE bin and when anything other than yard trimmings are placed in the GREEN bin. Non-recyclable items such as paper or boxes with grease or food residue, treated wood and wood-products, cloth/fabric, and fats/oils/grease in sealed containers belong in your BLACK bin. Hazardous waste and e-waste may be taken to S.A.F.E. Centers. If you have questions, need to request a new bin, or have items that are too large for your bins, please call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.


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LASAN operates and maintains the largest wastewater treatment and collection systems in the United States. It serves a population of more than four million within a 600 square mile service area, including Los Angeles and 29 contracting cities and agencies. Los Angeles’ more than 6,700 miles of public sewers convey about 400 million gallons per day of flow from residences and businesses to the LASAN's four water reclamation plants.

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This award-winning program focuses on both flood control and pollution reduction while ensuring Los Angeles’ compliance with federal, state and local regulations and reducing the amount of stormwater pollution flowing into and through regional waterways.

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LASAN is responsible for the collection and removal of solid materials and waste in the City of Los Angeles. The City collects refuse, recyclables, yard trimmings, horse manure and bulky items with over 750 vehicles, most of which use clean fuel to reduce emissions.


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Japanese Garden #4

In the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley lies an oasis, a 6 1/2 acre garden, which demonstrates a positive use of reclaimed water and provides a relaxing environment for residents to enjoy.More about THE JAPANESE GARDEN

ELC #1

Located in Playa del Rey, the three-story ELC was designed as an interactive learning environment that explains and demonstrates sustainable principles for everyday life.

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