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
About L.A. Sanitation
As the lead agency for the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, 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 (Stormwater). These infrastructure programs collect, treat, recycle and dispose of the solid and liquid waste generated by the nation’s second largest city of more than four million residents. Through these essential Public Works programs, Sanitation delivers a triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefits that sustain the quality of life in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.lacitysan.org.