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Everyone wins when we all recycle and do it properly. Here are some tips and reminder's:

Items to go into your Blue Bin:

- All clean plastics numbered 1 through 7 (this number will be located either at the bottom or some where on your plastic item)
- Clean Styrofoam® cups and food containers and Styrofoam® packing materials - NO packing peanuts
- Plastic grocery bags, dry cleaning bags and plastic hangers
- Clean newspapers, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, catalogs, phonebooks, paper bags, cardboard, cereal boxes, frozen
  boxes, mixed paper, etc. - NO paper or boxes with grease or food residue, treated wood and wood-products, cloth/fabric
- Clean empty metal cans (tin, steel, aluminum), aerosol cans, empty paint cans, aluminum (foil and trays), metal hangers
- Clean and empty plastic bottles, jars and lids, plastic pots, dairy tubs (butter, yogurt) - NO clothing or textile items and hoses
- Clean and empty glass bottles and jars - NO window glass or ceramics - NO batteries - NO electronics - NO fluorescent lights

Items to go into your Green Bin:

- Grass
- Weeds (remove dirt)
- Fruit and vegetables
- Clean wood (free of nails, paint, and other treatment)
- Leaves
- Tree branches

Items to go into your Black Bin:

- Papers or boxes with grease and food residue
- Treated wood and wood products
- Cloth/fabric
- Animal waste must be placed in watertight bags and tied before placing in black bin
- Disposable diapers

Household Hazardous Waste Products:  DO NOT PUT IN ANY OF YOUR TRASH BINS

- Automotive products - used motor oil, filters, brake fluid, antifreeze
- Electronic Products - batteries of all types; fluorescent light bulbs, computers, monitors, printers, radios, cell phones (cell phones may also be dropped off at your local U.S. Post Office)
- Flammable Material - propane tanks, heating oil, compressed gas cylinders
- House, Pool, and Garden Products - partially used aerosol cans, cleaners, fertilizers
- Medical Products - expired medication, mercury thermostats, sharps
- Paint and Workshop Products - oil and enamel based paint, stains, turpentine, glue
- Pesticides - insect spray, flea repellents, poison, bait

The City of Los Angeles offers six permanent SAFE Collection Centers to drop the above items off:

- Los Angeles (Glendale): 4600 Colorado Blvd.
- Playa del Rey (Hyperion Treatment Plant): 7660 W. Imperial Hwy, Gate B
- San Pedro: 1400 N. Gaffey Street
- South Los Angeles (Downtown): 2649 E. Washington Blvd.
- Sun Valley: 11025 Randall Street
- West Los Angeles (UCLA): 550 Charles E. Young Dr. W

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste, call (800) 773-2489 or 3-1-1 or visit their website at www.lacity.org/index.htm

Excessive Brush Collection:

The LA Fire Department requires LA city property owners to clear all brush from owned lots. The Bureau of Sanitation offers one FREE annual brush collection pickup to LA City residents.  Residents can also drop-off brush or excessive yard trimmings at their Sun Valley location (see above for street address)

Used Tires:

Los Angeles city residents may drop off up to four automobile tires (without rims) at any local district yard each year.  When dropping off your tires, you will need to provide proof of city residency, such as a DWP bill and a picture ID

If you would like me to send you a Bureau of Sanitation brochure or flyer, please contact me or visit their website at www.lacity.org/san/index.htm

Recycling your Coffee Grounds:

- Use coffee grounds as plant food. Dilute your leftover coffee grounds to make your very own homemade plant food.  To make, mix one part leftover coffee grounds with four parts cool water, and water your plants once every other week.
- Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a cotton swab
- Throw coffee grounds on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce the spread of dust
- Use coffee grounds to dye clothing or paper

For more ways or questions to recycle your Coffee Grounds, go to

Fun and Useful Fact:

Brown rice is not only better for you, but it's better for the environment too.  Rice goes through a variety of processes before it's ready for cooking.  To create white rice, there are added steps. The environmental benefit basically comes down to the amount of processing – the less processing of a food, the less energy required.

When packing, take advantage of companies that offer reusable packing crates, which can eliminate excessive waste. One such outfit that rents sturdy packing crates made of recycled plastic bottles is California-based Earth Friendly Moving. The company drops off the crates before you move and picks them up afterward in its fleet of bio-diesel trucks. Another company is Rent-A-Crate, a nationwide firm that offers moving crates made of recyclable high density polypropylene.

Perennial ryegrass and drought-tolerant fescue are grass types that need less watering and chemical care. Use a healthy layer of mulch to reduce weed growth, retain moisture in the soil, and keep roots cool, which lessens the strain on the community’s water supplies.




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