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We're here to help! LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) has a wide variety of services and it is our goal to help you with what you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Click on the link below to start your service request or call us directly at 1-800-773-2489. We're available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can also create a service request using the MyLA311 app, available free in Google Play and the App Store.

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When you're ready to dispose of your live Christmas tree, we'll be there to collect it for you!  First, request collection by calling our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 or by using the MyLA311 app. You can also use Alexa to schedule by saying "Alexa, open Christmas tree collection". Next, remove all ornaments, tinsel, stand, and other decorations.  Then, set the tree on the curb, next to your green bin to be collected on your service day. We take the trees to our green waste facilities and recycle them into mulch and compost, which is offered free to city residents. Please remember that flocked trees and artificial trees cannot be recycled - they get placed in the black bin for disposal at the landfill.
If you'd like more information about Christmas tree recycling or if you prefer to drop off your tree for recycling, visit our web 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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