LASAN holds six Open Houses events each year. Our district yards will open to the public in a series of free Saturday events. The Open House program showcases LA Sanitation’s residential curbside collection programs with an emphasis on proper recycling practices and bulky item collection while strengthening partnerships with City residents. The Open House will feature trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours, information booths, recycling games, and refreshments. In its 16th year, LASAN’s highly-anticipated open house events drew big crowds to its district yards. Over 6,800 attendees enjoyed trash trucks and equipment demonstrations last year in addition to facility tours, information booths, recycling games, and a free lunch. All children receive a special hat at registration and have the opportunity to operate the controls on the trucks. Parents go home with free shade trees and vegetable plants.There is no charge for admission and all ages are welcome, but we do request that pets be left at home for safety. Free food, beverages, and giveaways are available while supplies last.
LA Sanitation’s Lopez Canyon Environmental Education Center will host an activity booth about the city’s green bin recycling program and give away small vegetable plants. Visitors will plant saplings to take home, use mulch and compost made from residential yard trimmings, and learn about “closed loop” recycling. More than 2,200 vegetable plants are potted and given away to residents each year. LA Sanitation also partners with “City Plants” to provide fruit and shade trees for adoption by city residents, on a first-come-served basis at each yard, while supplies last. (L.A. city residents must present valid identification with their city address or a current DWP bill to adopt a tree. Note: the limit is one tree per property address.) Used tires from city residents will also be collected for recycling, which is provided by a grant from CalRecycle. (L.A. city residents must present valid identification and a current DWP bill to drop off used tires. Note: a maximum of nine passenger and/or light truck tires will be accepted, but tires on rims and used tires from businesses will not be accepted.)
Robo Blue and our mascots will be on hand for photos, and our Environmental Learning Center (ELC) will have their photo booth for kids to enjoy.
Learn more at www.lacitysan.org/openhouse or call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.
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