RecycLA: City Launches New Waste Collection Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings


LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles recently launched a new waste collection program, recycLA, which aims to expand recycling services to an estimated 80,000 apartment buildings and commercial properties across Los Angeles.  

RecycLA is part of the city's larger sustainability plan to reduce waste from landfills by 90 percent by 2025 and put LA on the path to zero waste. The new system divides the city into 11 zones, each of which will be served exclusively by one service provider for waste and recycling collection. According to the Bureau of Sanitation, the program will also result in fewer trucks congesting neighborhoods and less wear and tear on streets. Collection companies are also required to use only clean-fuel burning trucks, which will help to improve our air quality.  

The new waste and recycling program, which began its roll-out on July 1, will also set uniform, regulated monthly rates for multi-family and commercial customers throughout Los Angeles. For information about the rate schedule and frequently asked questions about the new program, visit

Customers can contact the LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at (800) 773-2489 24/7 or click here to use the provider area map tool to learn about their assigned recycLA service provider. If you have concerns, you can also contact Councilmember Krekorian at (818) 755-7676.

* RecycLA applies to businesses, institutions, and large multifamily buildings only. It does not impact single-family homes or multifamily units that get waste collection services from the City of Los Angeles.