ZERO WASTE

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VISION #4

ZERO WASTE

Zero waste will decrease our need for landfills and reduce the impacts of waste collection processes—from noise to air pollution. Achieving zero waste requires us to move towards a system where discarded materials become resources for others to use. We will harness our waste as a resource, stimulate economic innovation, and create green jobs.

City Targets:

  • Increase landfill diversion rate to 90% by 2025; 95% by 2035; and 100% by 2050 
  • Reduce municipal solid waste generation per capita by at least 15% by 2030, including phasing out single-use plastics by 2028
  • Eliminate organic waste going to landfill by 2028
  • Increase proportion of waste products and recyclables productively reused and/or repurposed within L.A. County to at least 25% by 2025; and 50% by 2035

To learn more, check out LA Sanitation’s composting programs and food waste prevention tips.

 

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