Carryout Plastic Bags Will Be History – Sherman Oaks Homes

by on June 22, 2011

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Sherman Oaks homeowners as well as other communities across Los Angeles are focused on keeping our environment clean

Welcome to Clean LA — a County of Los Angeles portal to a number of award-winning programs that help residents, businesses, and government keep the County clean and sustainable. From the basics of reduce, reuse and recycle, to household hazardous and electronic waste collection events and composting; this site offers information and links to answer your environmental questions: Where do I dispose of an old t.v.? How can I get a free sharps container? What is the best way to save – time, money, resources – the planet? Clean LA provides local solutions that contribute to global efforts.


New and Improved SWIMS Now Online

The new and improved SWIMS features: expanded GIS functionality, automated check for locations that need a methane gas protection system, web-based methane project approval process, and much more! Come take a look at

Carryout Plastic Bags Will Be History!

Beginning July 1, 2011, stores in the unincorporated areas will no longer provide single use plastic carryout bags.  Avoid the 10-cent charge on paper bags by bringing your own reusable carryout bags.  Pick one up at a bag giveaway event near you.

Take the Clean LA Pledge for a Cleaner Environment!

Cities and residents are invited to take the Clean LA Pledge to keep Los Angeles County clean and lessen our impact on the environment at home, school, work, and in our communities.

Revamped Residential Recycling Program Website

Visit our updated Program website for information on how you can help keep Los Angeles County beautiful and sustainable. Don’t forget to do your part for the environment…Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink!

Smart Gardening Program Video

The Countywide Smart Gardening Program teamed up with the Department of Parks and Recreation in the creation of a new how-to video on the techniques and benefits of backyard composting. Click here to view the video. Please visit for more helpful gardening tips and workshops near you.

Fats, Oils & Grease

The Department of Public Works is proposing amendments to Title 20 – Utilities of the Los Angeles County Code to incorporate and consolidate requirements for the control of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in the sanitary sewer system. Public information meetings were held on October 16, 2008 and August 25, 2009 at Public Works Headquarters. The Proposed Ordinance (Updated September 14, 2009) amending Title 20 better defines the FOG program as required by the Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems. It also revises definitions to conform with the 2007 Uniform Plumbing Code and makes references to the Code of Federal Regulations 40CFR for Environmental Protection. Additional references can be found here:

LA County Sanitary Sewer Management Plan (SSMP)
Sources for Definitions in Proposed Revisions to Title 20 (PDF, 19 KB)
Public Comments from Public Information Meeting Held on October 16, 2008 (PDF, 8 KB)

Public Counter

Visit the Environmental Programs Division Public Counter to get forms, apply for permits, request technical reviews for industrial waste or underground storage tank plans or methane gas migration protection systems. The Public Counter is located in the Annex Building of the DPW Headquarters Complex (map), (626) 458-3517, open Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 5 pm. To request accommodations or obtain more information about Public Works compliance with ADA provisions, please contact our ADA coordinator at (626) 458-4081 or TDD (626) 282-7829.

eNotify Email Notification System

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (LADPW) offers an e-mail notification system to provide up-to-date information on topics or events of interest. This system allows you to customize the information you receive, so sign up today and begin receiving notifications!


When you go shopping, buy in bulk when you can. About ten cents of every dollar are spent on packaging costs and packaging makes up a third of all garbage in our landfills!

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