The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Zero Waste Plan on September 13, 2022, which outlines strategies and initiatives to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and the greenhouse gas emissions created by landfill waste.

Did you know?

  • Approximately, 2.8 million tons of waste is generated annually in the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County, while landfill space continues to decrease.
  • The average waste generation per person in Los Angeles County is 14.8 lbs. per day.
  • Organic waste represents 34 percent of the waste disposed in Los Angeles County.
  • Methane emissions resulting from the decomposition of waste in landfills are a significant source of GHG emissions.