In cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, we have created a variety of education and training materials to help your business maximize the amount of waste diverted from landfills. All of the materials listed here can be downloaded. Please contact a member of our Zero Waste Team if you have any questions or need assistance.
Zero Waste LA is a public/private partnership to benefit the businesses, consumers, and residents in the city. With this partnership, the City of Los Angeles launched a franchise program with well-qualified waste collection and recycling companies designated to serve each of the 11 franchise zones in the city. For the Northeast franchise zone, the city has selected Universal Waste Systems to be your zero waste company.
Area landfills are increasingly overwhelmed by trash from the city’s businesses, consumers, and residents. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of trash in landfills throughout the country has tripled since the 1960s. If this rate of increase is allowed to continue, the results could be devastating to both the environment and the ecosystem.
The seriousness of this situation is what prompted the City of Los Angeles to establish the Zero Waste LA Franchise system. Under the terms of this system, each of the franchisees must meet specific reporting requirements and maintain a prescribed set of environmental, community, service, and rate standards. They must also provide:
Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no collection service on Monday, September 6 for recycLA customers. Collection services will be delayed by one day throughout the week. If your normal collection day is Monday, your bins will be serviced Tuesday. Tuesday collections will happen Wednesday, Wednesday collections will happen Thursday, Thursday collections will happen Friday, and Friday collections will happen Saturday. Please contact LA Sanitation's Customer Care Center 1-800-773-2489, if you have any questions or need to make alternate collection arrangements.
Hear Universal’s Zero Waste account representatives explain how you can help improve LA’s quality of life by participating in this innovative program.
If you haven't yet heard from a Zero Waste representative, one will be contacting you soon.