About CleanLA

In response to the County’s commitment to a sustainable environment and to meet waste reduction and recycling mandates, the creation of CleanLA.com emerged as an essential resource. Formerly known as 888CleanLA.com, this website, managed by Los Angeles County Public Works, serves as a central hub for engaging County residents, businesses, institutions, and government entities with vital resources.

Through CleanLA.com, individuals and organizations gain access to an array of environmental programs pertinent to cultivating environmental sustainability. These programs cover a spectrum of topics, including solid waste management, industrial waste permitting, construction and demolition debris, stormwater management, household hazardous waste management, public education, and more. Recognizing the dynamic nature of environmental issues, CleanLA.com is regularly updated to ensure the accuracy and relevancy of its content. It remains poised for expansion to accommodate evolving outreach efforts and incorporate new features to better serve the community.

Environmental Programs Division

As the lead advisor to the Board of Supervisors on solid waste management issues, and a State leader in resource conservation and environmental protection, the Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division (EPD) provides waste collection services to unincorporated County communities through a vast franchise and garbage disposal district system. Furthermore, Public Works manages and operates various programs to promote recycling and waste reduction in the public and private sectors, including the largest household hazardous and electronic waste management program in the nation.

EPD is dedicated to preserving the environment and protecting public health through a variety of innovative functions. EPD proactively implements and administers programs in the areas of solid waste recycling and disposal, landfill design, hazardous and industrial waste management, underground storage tanks, and industrial wastewater discharge to public sewer systems.

One of EPD’s long-term goals is to research and implement state-of-the-art technologies to convert municipal solid waste into electricity, green fuel, and other useful products. Such vision and ambition demonstrate EPD’s commitment towards fostering communities where residents live and work in a safe, clean, and sustainable environment, through engineering and ingenuity.

Another primary goal of EPD is to reduce our dependence on landfills by creating programs to surpass a recycling rate of 50 percent of all waste materials generated. To attain this ambitious goal EPD leads many nationally recognized public outreach programs that involve the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. EPD also reviews plans to protect the groundwater against contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, analyzes methane gas levels at landfill sites, and participates in disaster debris removal operations.