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Enrique C. Zaldivar 

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LASAN is pleased to share the 2020 Los Angeles Biodiversity Report, the second such report produced for the City of Los Angeles. This document builds upon the action items and concepts identified in the 2018 Biodiversity Report, which documented measurement of the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity for Los Angeles, and contained recommendations for a customized LA City Biodiversity Index. The report includes the following:
  • Chapter 1- the LA City Biodiversity Index
  • Chapter 2- the “ecotopes” spatial management framework
  • Chapter 3- an approach for measuring urban habitat quality and connectivity in Los Angeles
  • Chapter 4- biodiversity case studies
 The report and accompanying indices are available for download at the bottom of our Biodiversity page.


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.

LA Sanitation Blog

DIY Green Infrastructure Ideas For Your Home Image

There are many interesting sustainable trends happening in the horticulture world at the moment and we at LA Stormwater are particularly excited to see an increasing number of DIY Angeleno gardeners adding green infrastructure elements to their own beautiful gardens!    But first, what exactly is green infrastructure and why is it so beneficial? Green…

LA Sanitation Secures Safe Clean Water Program Funding for Four Regional Multi-Benefit Projects Image

LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) is pleased to announce four LASAN multi-benefit stormwater capture projects were approved for Safe Clean Water Program funding at a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on October 13th, 2020! Funded by Measure W, the special parcel tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2018, the Safe…

LA Sanitation and Environment Receives Four Environmental Awards Image

Good things usually come in threes, but great things come in fours! Between 2019 and 2020, the LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) won four awards for its immense efforts in stormwater programs that improve water quality and for its commitment to public health and environmental protection. This is only the start of continuous work from…

Don’t Flush it All Away: How to Properly Dispose of Waste Image

When signing a lease or walking into a public bathroom, you’re likely to see statements about what shouldn’t be flushed down the drain. At first glance, these requests may seem unnecessary to you; however, they are actually helping protect our environment! This article will be your guide to what you can and can’t put down…

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