LA Sanitation & Environment

Cause Area

  • Environment


1149 S BroadwayLos Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To protect public health and the environment.


The primary responsibility of LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) is to collect, clean and recycle solid and liquid waste generated by residential, commercial and industrial users in the City of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

Serving over four million residents with approximately 2,800 dedicated professional, technical, administrative, craft, clerical and service personnel, LASAN protects the public health and environment and enhances the quality of life in the City of Los Angeles' neighborhoods.

We plan and administer the Solid Resources Program, Clean Water Program and the Watershed Protection Program. These programs all contribute to and build upon our overarching program of environmental sustainability, which also includes:

  • Climate change
  • Greenhouse gas emission monitoring, reporting and reduction
  • Green infrastructure and urban greening
  • Renewable energy
  • Brownfield remediation

Through these essential public service programs, LA Sanitation delivers a triple bottom line of economic, environmental, and social benefits that sustain the quality of life in Los Angeles.


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