Hello from your NASA recycLA team! Cooler temperatures mean that it’s perfect for being cozy and warm indoors while learning about Zero Waste and sustainability. So it’s great that recycLA University has an online course for anyone seeking to implement and promote recycling programs. And our website has downloadable resources needed for helping tenants know WHAT goes into blue recycling bins.
recycLA University – Tenants in Action is Available to Watch!
recycLA University offers online-based educational videos, available 24X7 to recycLA customers – businesses, property managers, and residents. Anyone can take these online courses anywhere an Internet connection is available. 

New to recycLA University is “Tenants in Action”. This online video covers the implementation of recycling programs at multifamily complexes. Owners and managers have a unique opportunity to have a positive effect on waste diversion by offering onsite recycling programs, which will encourage more recycling and less disposal. This online course will also cover new legislation related to multifamily properties and ways to encourage community involvement and tenant participation as you strive to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. To view this, visit Select your hauler zone, and then scroll down to Webinar Recordings. Select Tenants in Action and start learning!
Know What’s True for the Blue
It’s so easy to keep single-use plastics out of landfills – just don’t use them! With drink containers, reusable versions in stainless steel or aluminum have better purpose, longevity, and value. Only clean and dry cups & lids can go into blue recycling bins. So when it comes to plastic cups, remember these two Rs:
  • Rinse. Cups must be empty and clean from any remaining liquid – including ice
  • Remove any paper, stickers, and straws 
For more information on recyclables that are okay for the blue bin, visit the NASA recycLA web page, What Goes In.
Going to Zero Waste in the Office?
Try Precycling! 
“Precycling” refers to the simple act of reducing non-recyclable waste before it starts. The term typically applies to choosing products packaged in materials that are easily recyclable, but it can also apply to your office supplies. Earth911 offers these Precycling tips:
  • Choose supplies that are easy to reuse or recycle to stop waste in its tracks. When faced with a decision as to which supplies to use, try asking: Can I recycle or reuse this? A simple change in mindset could mean lighter waste bins all year long.
  • Not sure where to start? Try paper clips instead of staples for easy reuse and opt for crumpled newspaper instead of plastic bubble wrap or Styrofoam™ peanuts to protect items during shipping.
  • At your desk, invest in a reusable metal tape dispenser to halt plastic dispenser waste, and reuse items like folders and media boxes for as long as possible. Instead of using adhesive labels on file folders, use a regular carbon pencil for notating the file folder’s purpose/category.
  • You might even consider switching to a refillable fountain pen from disposable ballpoint pens. It’s an adjustment if you’re used to just tossing a pen when it dries up, but it’s a great way to reduce plastic waste. And you may even discover that you prefer writing with a fountain pen!
’Tis the Season to De-clutter:
Bulky Item Drop-off Events
Let your tenants know that there’s good news about clearing out large items. Throughout Fall 2020, Los Angeles Sanitation will hold Bulky Item Drop-off Events on September 19th, October 17th, November 14th, and December 12th. Furniture, carpet, yard trimmings, shelving, and wood will be accepted. Information about schedule times and locations are available via the Facebook page for LASan:
NASA recycLA Resources: Posters & Signage
We have ready-to-post information that reminds employees and tenants on items that go into blue recycling bins. Colorful posters are available to download, print, and hang from They’re specific to hospitality businesses, retail, warehouses & shipping departments, restaurants, offices, apartments, hospitals & medical offices, and farm, nursery & ag businesses. For more information or help, contact NASA recycLA at 1-800-773-2489.


Collection services will be postponed by one calendar day on only the following holidays:
Due to the one-day postponement, the collection of containers will resume as follows: if the holiday is on a Monday, then the Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, the Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday. If the holiday is on a Thursday, then the Thursday collection will occur on Friday and Friday collection will occur on Saturday for that week only. On all other holidays, normal collection of containers will occur.
We are Here for YOU!
COVID19 has given a lot of our clients pause on whether to engage in service or even different levels of service. We want to provide the information you need to get the most from your recycLA service and comply with rules & regulations. Call Customer Care at 1-800-773-2489.
70% of total solid waste in Los Angeles is generated by commercial & multi-family dwellings, with food waste accounting for more than 29%.
What's Recyclable?
Remember, GREEN is for organics and yard
trimmings, BLUE is for recyclables, and BLACK is for
everything else. 

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