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:
In observance of Thanksgiving Day, UWS will be closed on November 23, 2023. Thursday customers will be serviced on Friday, and Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday. Please contact LASAN 1-800-773-2489 to arrange for alternate collections if necessary.
Hear Universal’s Zero Waste account representatives explain how you can help improve LA’s quality of life by participating in this innovative program.
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