The City of Los Angeles is releasing a Notice of Completion (NOC) for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (Draft PEIR) on the Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan (SWIRP), also known as the Zero Waste Plan. The NOC is to inform the public that the SWIRP Draft PEIR has been completed and is ready for public comment from October 31, 2013 to December 20, 2013.

SWIRP is a long-range plan to meet the City’s solid waste management needs through 2030. The plan identifies various policies, programs, and facilities that will be needed to reach the City’s goal of 90% landfill diversion by 2025.
The attached NOC gives the details of public meetings, where the Draft PEIR is available, and where to submit written comments. It can also be accessed through

We look forward to your participation during this public review period, and hope you join us at one of the scheduled meetings.


plasticbagThe City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles. The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015; at under What’s New…; and at the following public libraries:

  • Central Library, 630 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Granada Hills Branch, 10640 Petit Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344

This form is to be used by the public as an easy way of submitting Sanitation Service Requests electronically. Use this form to make request regarding picking up bulky items, Metal Household Appliance Items, Brush Items, Move In / Move Out Pick Up, and/or Services Not Complete. In addition, you may also use this form to request for replacing Black/Blue/Green broken/missing/damaged containers. Requests are processed in 2-3 business days. If this is an emergency, please contact us at (800)773-CITY / (800)773-2489.

The City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation (Bureau) was directed to evaluate the method in which private solid waste haulers operate in the City.  In 2011, the Bureau held a series of stakeholder meetings to gather input from interested parties.   A summary of the comments gathered through the stakeholder process as well as copies of all the comments received are posted on the Bureau’s web site at  Also posted is the Solid Waste Franchise Assessment report prepared by HF&H Consultants.

The Bureau is preparing a report detailing its findings and associated recommendations.  The Bureau will present its report first to the Board of Public Works for consideration.  This item is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the Board of Public Works on February 13, 2012.  Please visit the Board of Public Works web site at for a copy of the Board Agenda.

A copy of the Bureau’s final report will be posted at approximately 7 days prior to the Board meeting date.