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Open House Events 2017

LA SANITATION WELCOMES VISITORS TO ITS SIX DISTRICT YARDS

Community Invited to Celebrate and Learn about LA Sanitation Environmental Services!

LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2017)
— LA Sanitation will once again welcome members of the public to its six district sanitation yards in Sun Valley, Northridge, Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, San Pedro, and West Los Angeles in a series of weekend events beginning Saturday, April 29, 2017. Families and children of all ages are invited to attend these free Annual Open House Events.

LA Sanitation Open House dates, times and locations are as follows:
April 29, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

East Valley District Yard:  11050 Pendleton Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

May 6, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Valley District Yard:  8840 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324

 

May 20, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

North Central District Yard:  452 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031

 

June 3, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

South Los Angeles District Yard: 786 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90023

 

June 10, 2017/ Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Harbor District Yard:  1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

 

June 24, 2017 / Saturday / 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Los Angeles District Yard:  2027 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

Open Houses are fun community events that encourage public participation in protecting the environment by featuring facility tours, trash truck and equipment demonstrations, information booths, recycling games with prizes, giveaways and refreshments. The city’s recycling mascots, Mr. Recycle and Robo Blue will be on hand to engage and bring recycling to life for both children and adults.  Young visitors will also be given the opportunity to plant small vegetables.

 

Additionally, City Plants will provide FREE shade trees to residents who live in or own property in the City of Los Angeles.   Since the inventory of trees will be limited, they will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out.   Identification will be required to verify city residency.  There is a limit of one tree per property address.

 

In conjunction with the free tree giveaways, LA Sanitation will also distribute free mulch that is recycled from its green waste program.

Used tires will also be collected at each Open House.  However, a maximum of 9 tires per person per trip will be collected and only passenger and light truck tires will be accepted.  Tires from businesses and tires on rims will NOT be accepted.  This used tire collection is made possible by a CalRecycle Grant and tires will be processed for beneficial reuse.
Last year, over 6,700 residents visited LA Sanitation yards to learn about recycling programs and services.  Some 300 city employees volunteer their time at Sanitation Open Houses to ‘give back’ to the community
For information, call (800) 773-2489 or visit www.lacitySAN.org.Open House Events 2017

Bureau of Sanitation Rolls Out The Red Carpet for Neighborhood Councils

Bureau of Sanitation Rolls Out The Red Carpet for Neighborhood Councils

Last Saturday, the Bureau of Sanitation hosted an exceptional briefing session at the Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion exclusively for Neighborhood Councils including Public Works Liaisons, board presidents/chairs, and board members interested in knowing more about this services-filled city agency. Other special guests included:

  • Josh Lafarga and Lydia Grant, Commissioners on the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners
  • Heather Repenning, Commissioner on the Board of Public Works
  • Enrique Zaldivar, Director of the Bureau of Sanitation
  • Bureau of Sanitation Executive Management Team including Chief Operating Officer Traci Minamide, Chief Financial Officer Lisa Mowery, Assistant Director Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director Alex Helou, Acting Assistant Director Robert Irvin, and Assistant Director Leo Martinez
  • Daniel Hackney, Neighborhood Council Liaison for the Bureau of Sanitation.

lasanThe morning was spent listening to the Executive Management Team of the Bureau of Sanitation brief board members about all of the services the Bureau provides to Angelenos including solid waste and resources management, water reclamation and recycling, wastewater treatment, watershed protection, sustainability, and ensuring that their role in many of the Mayor’s Executive Directives is successful. The day included plenty of time for Neighborhood Councils to share feedback and ask questions about not only the Clean Streets LA campaign, but about other services as well. The director spent some time sharing how the bureau remains accessible, transparent, responsive and accountable to the people of L.A. including explaining how the fees Angelenos pay (the Sewer Service Charge and Solid Resources Fee) are spent and how they manage current and expected demands and goals.

Thank you to those that attended to help shape the future partnership with the Bureau, and for those that didn’t attend please check out the list below of great resources you can use to help improve your community and Los Angeles.cleanstreet

On February 20th, Wilmington NC board member Diana Medel (not pictured because she took the photo) teamed up with community groups for a neighborhood clean-up day; she gets an “excused absence” for not attending the Sanitation briefing.

Please find below a list of great Bureau of Sanitation resources:

  1. PowerPoint presentation
  2. Daniel Hackney, Neighborhood Council Liaison can be reached at Daniel.Hackney@lacity.org
  3. For service requests you can dial 3-1-1, call 1-800-773-2489, or submit an online request.
  4. Mulch give-away locations
  5. Visit the L.A. Environmental Learning Center @ Hyperion
  6. Mayor’s Clean Streets Initiative
  7. Bureau of Sanitation & Clean Streets LA
  8. Read and monitor the city’s Implementation Plan for the Clean Streets Citywide Program at Council File: 15-0600-S78
  9. Please complete a five minute Sanitation Survey on street/alley/sidewalk cleanliness in Los Angeles. Responses are confidential.

Can Neighborhood Councils help attract businesses to their community?

Can Neighborhood Councils help attract businesses to their community?

YES! And if you attended last week’s Congress of Neighborhoods workshop entitled Attracting Good Businesses for Community Success and moderated by Dave Behar, Immediate Past President of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, you would have found out that you can help attract good businesses into your community and learn new tools to be more effective with economic development efforts. Attendees of the workshop heard from Elvina Beck, Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council Board Member and Business Owner; Mitchell Harmatz, Harbor Area Planning Commissioner and Business Owner; David Roberts, Economic Development Director in the Office of Councilman Joe Buscaino; and Octaviano Rios, Neighborhood Council Advocate for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Octaviano had the opportunity to share with workshop attendees a few of the city resources available to them including working with the City Clerk’s Office to connect with or help develop a business improvement district; engaging with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Clean Streets Initiative and becoming a Neighborhood Council Public Works Liaison to bring resources to help clean up neighborhoods and make them more attractive for private investment; and getting acquainted with the City’s Office of Finance and the Economic & Workforce Development Department that offers a long menu of resources to help attract, grow, and retain business in the community. Panelists also touched on the value of relationship-building with elected offices, property owners, and retailers you are eyeing to bring into community; as well as suggesting that board members be well acquainted with the needs of their community and generally knowing their community’s underutilized real estate such as vacant commercial property. Neighborhood Councils have a passion for not only advocating for their community’s needs, but to collaborate with other Neighborhood Councils on various issues that later become alliances, and economic development seems to be another passion to help improve neighborhoods.

Recycle Your Used Tires Properly

Recycle Your Used Tires Properly

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation provides an environmentally sound opportunity for LA residents to drop off their used and unwanted tires for recycling at several convenient locations FREE of charge. Beginning in May, LASAN will host six Used Tire Recycling Collection Events on selected Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

“Used tires stored in the garage or in the backyard are often a nuisance to city residents. Used tires must be recycled and properly disposed of. The city’s used tire collection events offer a great opportunity for city residents to get rid of those used tires at no cost,” said Los Angeles Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar.

The primary responsibility of LASAN is to collect, clean and recycle solid and liquid waste generated by residential, commercial and industrial users in the City of Los Angeles and surrounding communities. LASAN protects the public health and environment and enhances the quality of life in the City’s neighborhoods.

Dispose of Hazardous Waste Properly at a S.A.F.E.

Dispose of Hazardous Waste Properly at a S.A.F.E. Center!

This spring, the LA Department of Public Works and LA Sanitation reminds you to bring your Electronic Waste and Household Hazardous Waste for proper disposal at one of seven S.A.F.E. (Solvents/Automotive/Flammables/Electronics) Centers or at mobile collection events held throughout the City.

It is illegal to dispose of batteries, electronics, and other forms of hazardous waste in the regular trash or recycling bins! Remember to store your e-waste separately and dispose of it safely.

S.A.F.E. Centers accept the following items:

  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Paint and Solvents
  • E-waste such as computers, cell phones and televisions
  • Household cleaning products
  • Car and household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Home generated Sharps such as needles and lancets
  • Unused medicine (except controlled substances)

S.A.F.E. Centers do NOT accept:

  • Business/Commercial wastes
  • Bulky Items such as furniture and large appliances
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Radioactive materials
  • Medical/Biological wastes
  • Tires
  • Marine flares/firecrackers

For more information about collection centers, events, and rules, visit LACitySan.org.

Change in Venue for City of L.A. Sanitation South Los Angeles “Discover Recycling” Open House on Saturday, June 6, 2015

City worker overseeing trash being transfer.CHANGE IN VENUE FOR CITY OF L.A. SANITATION SOUTH LOS ANGELES “DISCOVER RECYCLING” OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015

LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2015)—City of L.A. Sanitation announced a change in venue for the South Los Angeles “Discover Recycling” Open House at the Expo Center scheduled on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The South L.A. Open House will be moved back to its original location where the collection truck fleet is maintained at the South Los Angeles District Yard, 786 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90023. The South Los Angeles location change is the only update. There are no changes to the other five locations.

The “Discover Recycling”

​ 2015 ​

Open House dates, times and locations are:

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendleton St., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

North Central District Yard, 452 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Saturday, June 6, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

South Los Angeles District Yard, 

​786 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA ​90023

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Harbor District Yard, 1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Los Angeles District Yard, 2027 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

For the 2015 Open House flyers as well as the new South L.A. flyer visit www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/open_house.htm.

About LA Sanitation

As the lead agency for the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, LA Sanitation protects public health and the environment through the administration and management of three major program areas: Clean Water (Wastewater), Solid Resources (Solid Waste Management) and Watershed Protection (Urban and Stormwater Runoff). These infrastructure programs collect, treat, test, recycle, and dispose the solid and liquid waste generated by more than four million residents in the nation’s second largest city. Through these essential public service programs, Sanitation delivers a triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefits that sustain and protect the quality of life in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.lacitySAN.org.

“Discover Recycling” 2015 Bureau of Sanitation Open House Dates Announced

“DISCOVER RECYCLING” 201​5​ ​BUREAU OF SANITATION OPEN HOUSE DATES ANNOUNCED

Save the Dates to Learn More about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling

LOS ANGELES​ ​(March ​6, 2015)—The Board of Public Works announced the​ ​annual​ ​“Discover Recycling”​ 2015​ Bureau of Sanitation Open Houses today. Each of L.A. Sanitation’s six wasteshed district yards will open to the public in a series of free Saturday events.​ The Open House program showcases Sanitation’s residential curbside collection programs with the promotion of proper recycling practices and information about bulky item collections. Each event will feature trash truck and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours, information booths, recycling games, and refreshments. Last year, nearly 7,000 residents attended the Open Houses with 290 city employees who volunteered their time to “give back” to the neighborhoods they serve. ​ ​

The L.A. Sanitation Open House dates, times and locations are:

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendleton St., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

North Central District Yard, 452 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Saturday, June 6, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

South Los Angeles District Yard at The Expo Center, 3990 Menlo Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90037

(Northeast corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. & Vermont Ave.)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Harbor District Yard, 1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Los Angeles District Yard, 2027 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

L.A. Sanitation’s Lopez Canyon Environmental Center will host an activity booth about the city’s green bin recycling program and give away small vegetable plants. Visitors will plant saplings to take home, use mulch and compost made from residential yard trimmings, and learn about “closed loop” recycling. More than 2,200 vegetable plants were potted and given away to residents last year. Sanitation will also partner with “City Plants” to provide 50 fruit and 50 shade trees for adoption by city residents, on a first-come-served basis at each yard, while supplies last. (L.A. city residents must present valid identification with their city address or a current DWP bill to adopt a tree. Note: the limit is one tree per property address.) “Used Tires” from city residents will also be collected, which is provided by a grant from CalRecycle. (L.A. city residents must present valid identification and a current DWP bill to drop off used tires. Note: a maximum of nine passenger and/or light truck tires will be accepted, but tires on rims and used tires from businesses will not be accepted.)

In 2003, the Bureau of Sanitation launched its first Open House at the West Los Angeles district yard. The goal of the program was to reconnect the refuse collection truck operators, on a voluntary basis, with city residents after the implementation of the automated collection program. In 2000, the automated program removed the need for Sanitation collection operators to exit their trucks and manually lift and empty residential trash cans. In the following years, the program grew to promote recycling and proper disposal practices as well as to improve access to L.A. Sanitation services. The program expanded in 2005 to add the East Valley, West Valley, North Central, and South Los Angeles district yards. In 2006, the Harbor district yard was added to provide citywide coverage.

Residents attending the Open Houses have grown with approximately 200 visitors in 2003 to nearly 7,000 in 2014. The popularity of the events can be traced to City and Sanitation leaders as well as city employees who volunteered their time to transform the six yards into fun learning centers. By combining solid waste, wastewater to clean water and recycling education with refreshments, music and games, L.A Sanitation provides the opportunities and partnerships that support a more livable and sustainable city.

For the 2015 Open House flyers, visit www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/open_house.htm.

About Bureau of Sanitation

As the lead agency for the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, L.A. Sanitation protects public health and the environment through the administration and management of three major program areas: Clean Water, Solid Resources and Watershed Protection. These infrastructure programs collect, treat, test, recycle, and dispose the solid and liquid waste generated by more than four million residents in the nation’s second largest city. Through these essential public service programs, Sanitation delivers a triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefits that sustain and protect the quality of life in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.lacitySAN.org.

About City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works

Since 1906, the Department of Public Works has led the way to advance and sustain the foundation of infrastructure facilities, resources and services that enable the City of Los Angeles to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits that serve more than four million residents in a 468 square mile geographic area. Public Works continually focuses on solutions for the infrastructure issues and challenges that invisibly but critically manifest themselves as uninterrupted everyday conveniences. The Board is committed to deliver projects and programs that enhance quality of life, economic prosperity, public health, and the environment. For more information, visit http://bpw.lacity.org.

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