What’s New

Next LARA Board Regular Meeting to Be Held on March 16, 2023

LARA’s 1st Quarter 2023 Regular Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2023. This will be LARA’s last online meeting. Subsequent meetings will be held in person at a location to be determined. The agenda will be posted on the Meetings page.

Visit the Meetings page to attend online or by phone.


Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe) flyer including the updated 2 CY solid waste threshold

A PDF flyer noting the new 2-cubic-yard solid waste threshold is now available for download and may be helpful for outreach to local businesses and multifamily apartments. You can also find a link to the flyer on the LARA Resources webpage.


S.A.F.E. Centers have reopenedSAFE Centers have reopened!

We are excited to announce Los Angeles’ SAFE Centers have reopened effective Saturday,  July 11. You can view the locations, hours, and materials accepted on the SAFE Center webpage. Please give yourself extra time because we anticipate long wait times in the first few days of service.




CalRecycle is open for business and has COVID-19 resources and updates available!

CalEPA and CalRecycle are still open for business. CalRecycle has gathered some helpful resources on their COVID-19 webpage, and will be updating the page regularly as new information about COVID-19’s impact on the waste management and recycling industry is made available.


heart shape in bushes

Relationship Goals: Planning the Perfect Heart-Melting, Less-Waste Date Night

Nothing says “I love you” like spending $19.6 billion! Well, OK, that’s a collective $19.6 billion. According to the National Retail Federation, that is what U.S. consumers are planning to spend this Valentine’s Day. That includes candy, flowers, clothing, jewelry, and dates—all great stuff, but then there’s all the packaging and other waste generated in the wake of your romantic day. Now, if all of that makes you quiver more than a loving look from your sweetheart, rest assured there are ways around making a pile of trash. Show your honey (and Mother Nature) you love them with these less-waste experience date night ideas for every type of couple. [read more…]


4 Common Materials to Recycle this Fall

At the beginning of the autumn season, LA-LA land presents some of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in California. From Downtown to the Westside, you don’t have to travel far to observe vivid red, orange and gold leaves. [read more…]