Most sewage wastes are easily removed at the treatment plants. Soaps, food and human waste are appropriate for disposal through the City's sewer system. Others wastes, such as:
- motor oil and other lubricants
- pool chemicals
- industrial wastes
are considered hazardous and are potentially dangerous to humans and our environment, and should not be placed down the drain or in the garbage at your home or business. These pollutants could flow into and cause harm in our rivers, the ocean, and treatment plants.
All household hazardous wastes should be taken to a S.A.F.E.
Center disposal site. For further information about the Citys Household
Hazardous Waste Program, please call:
Bureau of Sanitation HHW Hotline at
or go to http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/special/hhw/index.htm
Industrial wastewater is monitored by the City's Industrial Waste Management Division. Industrial dischargers should contact the Industrial Waste Management Division at (323) 342-6200 for permit applications and more information.