Composting is a natural process of recycling leading to decomposition of organic matter such as fruit and vegetable wastes, grass clippings, and leaves into a useful product for your landscape or garden.
Periodic composting workshops are sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, which also sells composting bins. Refer to their Smart Gardening website for schedules of local workshops and information on backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise and fire-wise gardening.
The blue container for recyclable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. Do not place clothes in your recycling cart or leave large bags of clothes on the curb as Republic Services will not pick them up. Take them to a charity or Goodwill collection site. (Download a list of items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill). Local donation centers include:
95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8
65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8
32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H 38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4