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City Sewers

Help protect the environment

Most sewage wastes are easily removed at the treatment plants. Soaps, food and human waste are appropriate for disposal through the City's sewer system. Others wastes, such as:

  • paints
  • solvents
  • motor oil and other lubricants
  • anti-freeze
  • pool chemicals
  • pesticides
  • medicines
  • industrial wastes

are considered hazardous and are potentially dangerous to humans and our environment, and should not be placed down the drain or in the garbage at your home or business. These pollutants could flow into and cause harm in our rivers, the ocean, and treatment plants.

All household hazardous wastes should be taken to a S.A.F.E. Center disposal site. For further information about the Citys Household Hazardous Waste Program, please call:

Bureau of Sanitation HHW Hotline at
1-800-98-TOXIC
(1-800-988-6942)
or go to http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/special/hhw/index.htm

Industrial wastewater is monitored by the City's Industrial Waste Management Division.  Industrial dischargers should contact the Industrial Waste Management Division at (323) 342-6200 for permit applications and more information

 

CONTACT AND INFORMATION
 To report sewer ODORS, click HERE or call (800) 773-2489
 To report sewer SPILLS, call (800) 773-2489
For other questions, call (213) 978-0333
or email bpw.pao@lacity.org
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