|LOS ANGELES, CA (February 19, 2021)—CalRecycle awarded a $447,373.00 grant to LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) to improve the livability and quality of life throughout the City of Los Angeles.|
The money will be spent with a targeted focus on South and North Central Los Angeles through the continuous and diligent collection and removal of illegally disposed waste on city curbsides, alleyways, roadways, and underpasses.
"This grant from CalRecycle supports LASAN's mission of protecting public health and the environment. Illegal dumping impacts our neighborhoods and causes harm to the biodiversity that exists in Los Angeles," said Enrique C. Zaldivar, Director and General Manager of LASAN, "We at LASAN are thankful to CalRecycle and will continue to use all available resources in order to combat blight, protect public health and the environment in our communities."
The grant funds will provide financial assistance in controlling LASAN’s annual waste disposal budget, fund community groups to assist in community clean ups, and develop and distribute outreach materials such as magnets and fliers at community events. Benefits include cost savings, decreased community blight, improved public health and safety, increased public awareness, and prevention of illegal disposal activities.
"This grant will help the city remove illegally dumped material from our public right of ways, ensuring safe, clean, passable sidewalks for all who use them," said Robert Potter, Division Manager of Support Services.
Beyond the life of the grant, LASAN will continue the removal and disposal of illegally disposed waste through its various programs, and will continue to engage and support community clean ups.