Waste Reduction & Reuse Opportunities

Waste Reduction

Visit Los Angeles County’s Clean-LA Junk Mail resource page for information about reducing unwanted junk mail.

Visit the Los Angeles County Smart Gardening website to learn how to reduce and recycle organic waste and improve your lawn and garden. Attend a Smart Gardening Workshop to learn about composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening and fire-wise gardening.

Visit Los Angeles County’s Clean-LA How to Reduce Use of HHW webpage for information about reducing Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). 

Visit Los Angeles County’s Clean-LA Alternative Cleaning Products webpage for information about alternative cleaning products to minimize household hazardous waste. 

Goods Exchanges
The Los Angeles County Materials Exchange (LACoMAX), is a free Countywide materials reuse service that can help you find markets for your surplus materials and other usable discards.

Freecycle is a free grassroots exchange focusing on local communities.

California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)

CalRecycle's CalMAX portal connects businesses, organizations, manufacturers, schools, and individuals with the most effective online resources for exchanging materials. One business's trash is another business's treasure. CalRecycle no longer lists individual materials available for exchange but links to services and organizations that provide online options.

Reuse Opportunities