Saturday, April 14, 2007

Please Recycle

Let's keep our alley ways clean and do not leave bulky items around. This encourages vagrancy and as they say "leave a couch in the alley, someone will sleep on it". Then when they wake up they will need to ..... oh no there is NO Public Toilet ...... health hazard?

Bulky Item Collection

We encourage you to recycle your bulky items through charitable organizations and thrift stores. However, if you are unable to do so, the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) will pick-up your large or bulky household items, such as mattresses, couches, and other furnitures from all residents serviced by the City of Los Angeles free of charge. To make arrangements to have these items removed from your curbside, please call us at 1-800-773-2489, from Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., at least one day before your regular collection day. Bulky items are collected on the day of your regular trash collection day. Please have an itemized list ready when calling in your request.

Donate your items to:
The Boys and Girls Club of Venice
Please Call 310-391-6301 to Donate

Drop Off or FREE Pick-Up
Location Address:
13347 Washington Blvd.
(Next to Costco Shopping Center)

or Donate your items to:

St. Joseph's Thrift Store: 310-396-6468
Located: 2545 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, Ca. 90291

The Blue Can, we all have them Please Recycle and help our environment.

What You Can Recycle at the Curb

The Bureau of Sanitation issues blue containers for recycling. The following are items that can be placed in the recycling container:

  • All Clean Dry Paper
computer, ledger, wrapping, arts and craft paper, unwanted mail, flyers, telephone books, note cards, newspaper, blueprints, magazines, file folders, paper bags, Post-it notes, catalogs; and all envelopes including those with windows

  • All Cardboard Boxes and Chipboard
cereal, tissue, dry food, frozen food, shoe, and detergent boxes; paper and toilet rolls; and corrugated boxes broken down and flattened

  • All Aluminum, Tin, Metal, and Bi-Metal Cans
rinsed if possible, soda, juice, soup, vegetables, and pet food cans; pie tins; clean aluminum foils; empty paint and aerosol cans with plastic caps removed, and wire hangers

  • All Glass Bottles and Jars
rinsed if possible, soda, wine, beer, spaghetti sauce, pickle jars, broken bottles, and etc.

  • Empty Plastic Containers
rinsed if possible, soda, juice, detergent, bleach, shampoo, lotion, mouthwash, dishwashing liquid bottles, milk jugs, tubs for margarine and yogurt, plastic planters, and etc.

  • All Plastic Bags and All Film Bags
grocery bags and dry cleaner bags


If these items are placed in the blue container, there's a likelihood of contaminating the other clean materials. Please ensure that the items placed in the blue container are clean and free from contaminants.

NO Contaminated Paper
all soiled papers or bags with oils and food waste

NO Broken Glass
window glass, mirror glass, auto glass, light bulbs, fluorescent lights and ceramics

NO Other Plastic
plastic trays from frozen dinners, plastic six-pack rings, plastic hygienic items, plastic hangers, and plastic toys

NO Miscellaneous Materials
coated milk cartons, electrical cords, cloth/fabric, PVC, styrofoam polystyrene, products used for packing or from fast food restaurants, appliances, mini blinds, kitchen utensils, lawn furniture, garden hoses, rubber tires, construction materials, including asphalt or concrete, wood and wood products

NO Hazardous Materials
syringes, all partially filled aerosol cans and containers for cleaning fluids, automotive fluids, batteries, pesticides, oil based paint, garden chemicals, and pool cleaners

To dispose of the hazardous materials please call: 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)

For further information, please call the Bureau of Sanitation Customer Call Center at

Service Request form online:

Citywide Services Call 311

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