The Public Works Department implements Resource Conservation Programs for the City of Hawthorne. This includes a variety of programs and practices that help preserve the health of our local environment. Please explore this page to learn about the many programs the City has to help keep our community healthy and wise. From keeping litter off the streets, to recycling used oil, to composting, there are many things you can do to help. Feel free to contact the Environmental Programs Coordinator
NEW Mandatory Recycling Regulation for all Businesses and Multi-family properties!
With passage of State Assembly Bill 341 of 2011, recycling will be mandatory for all businesses and multi-family properties starting July 1, 2012. With only a few exceptions, any commercial property that subscribes to trash service of more than four cubic yards per week and multi-family properties with five units or more, will have to implement recycling.
Free SHARPS Collection Containers
Come to the Public Works counter in City Hall to get your free SHARPS collection container. Provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, these containers provide and safe and simple way to dispose of home-generated sharps waste which, by law, cannot be thrown in the trash anymore. The containers can then be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center for disposal.
IMPORTANT WATER CONSERVATION INFORMATION:
The West Basin Municipal Water District has updated their website with useful information for residents and businesses about water conservation. They have also included information about rebate opportunities. Visit their site at: www.westbasin.org
UPDATED TRASH AND RECYCLING INFORMATION (See Below)