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Helpful Resources

General Recycling

Recycling centers

1800Recycling
Search for recycling centers, green news and environmental tips

Earth 911
“More Ideas, less waste!” Discover ways to be green in all life categories and be inspired to try out DIY projects and more!

S.A.F.E. Centers
Los Angeles hazardous waste collection centers

General links

Californians Against Waste
Learn about recycling issues affecting California and legislation pertaining to different issues

California Resource Recovery Association
Promoting waste reduction, reusing, recycling, pollution prevention and composting

CalRecycle
Learn how to begin recycling, and get posters and other materials

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
A County of Los Angeles portal to a number of award-winning programs that help residents, businesses, and government keep the County clean and sustainable

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Home of California’s recycling and waste-reducing efforts

EnvironmentLA
Learn about projects and programs that are working toward making L.A. the greenest city in the nation

Grassroots Recycling Network
National network of waste reduction and zero-waste resources

The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
Promotes sustainability and environmental stewardship throughout federal government operations

The Theodore Payne Foundation
Promotes the understanding and preservation of California native flora

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Learn about the government agency that develops and enforces environmental regulations, educates people about the environment, and studies environmental issues

Batteries and Bulky Items

Department of Public Works
Think outside the box when it comes to public waste

1-800-Got-Junk?
Junk removal for a fee

Bureau of Sanitation
Have your bulky items picked up by filling out an online form

Composting and Energy Efficiency

How to Compost
Resource for all your composting needs

United States Environmental Protection Agency
The governmental agency offers resources on composting

Energy Star
Joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that promotes energy-efficient products and practices

Southern California Edison
Energy company for Southern and Central California

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
The largest municipal water and power utility in the nation. See how they are distributing water and power in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner

E-waste

All E-Waste
Free drop-off locations and collection events for all electronic waste

All Green Recycling
Recycling programs for a variety of organizations, including government, corporate, small business and residential

Basel Action Network
The world’s only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade

Bureau of Sanitation
Los Angeles e-waste collection dates and times

California Recycles
California Recycles, Inc was formed to assist people, non-profits, corporations and municipalities recycle their electronics with ease.

CalRecycle
Information about electronic waste and how to correctly dispose of it

CalRecycle electronic product management
Manufacturers who participate in recycling programs for their products

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Information on e-waste and hazardous waste

E-Waste Guide
Sustainable recycling of e-waste

Fair Trade Recycling
A business consortium of used electronics recycling professionals who are finding real solutions for the e-waste problems overseas

Earth 911
Environmental service company

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Household waste and hazardous waste information

StEP Initiative
An initiative with the overall aim to solve the e-waste problem

United States Environmental Protection Agency e-cycling basic information
Reusing old electronics, where to recycle and tips on buying green electronic devices

United States Environmental Protection Agency frequently asked questions
The most common questions about electronic recycling

Media and Education Resources

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Provides resources, professional development and a network to help in sustainability efforts on campus

Earth Day Network
A driving force in environmental awareness worldwide

Earth Resource Foundation
Find resources to make environmentally sustainable choices and changes

Environmental Defense Fund
Partner with businesses and communities to find environmental solutions

National Wildlife Federation – Campus Ecology
Leading conservation program in higher education

Sustainable Development on Campus
Tool kit for making your campus green

Island Press
Source for books, environmental information and solutions

The Video Project
Media for a safe and sustainable world

Office Purchasing

CalRecycle

Staples

Office Depot

Conservatree
Information on environmentally friendly paper

Green Seal
Learn about products that have been given the green seal of approval

Treecycle Recycled Paper
Access to a wide range of eco-friendly products

World Centric
High-quality compostable food service disposables and food packaging products for schools, home and work

Tires and Motor Oil

Department of Public Works
Waste Tire Recycling

Tire Recycling
Free listings of recycling companies

Tire management
Find out about tire recycling

Waste Reduction and Water Efficiency

Office of Sustainability and the Environment (City of Santa Monica)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Freecycle
Nonprofit movement where people exchange items for free

Goodwill Southern California
Donate unwanted or unused items

Used Cardboard Boxes
Low-cost, earth friendly cardboard boxes for your moving needs

Watermiser
Conservation water products

CSUN Sustainability

Other College Recycling and Sustainability Programs

Guides and Maps