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LARA’s 3rd Quarter 2020 Meeting 

The 3rd Quarter 2020 LARA Meeting will be held as a Google Meet and is scheduled for 10 AM to 12 Noon on Thursday, September 24.

Click here to attend.




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.


LARA is here for you during the COVID-19 crisis

During this emergency, your LARA team remains open for business. Should you need to reach us, you can find us or DM us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or email us at sanab939@lacity.org. Please stay healthy and safe and #flattenthecurve.



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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 West side, you don’t have to travel far to observe vivid red, orange and gold leaves. [read more…]


CalRecycle SB 1383 Regulation Text: Notice of 15-day Comment Period 

The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is announcing a 15-day comment period regarding changes to the Proposed Organic Waste Reduction Regulations. The 15-day written public comment period for this rule making ends at 1:00 PM on October 18th, 2019.  For more information click here.