Special Bulky Item Drop Off Events on April 16, May 28, and June 18
LA Sanitation’s free bulky item drop offs to help keep Los Angeles clean.
The special events will be held on:
- Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please share with your social media networks and consider posting the event flyer on your agency website.
This is the final reminder… and we really could use some help!
We have a handful of volunteers who have offered to support our beautification efforts along Washington Blvd., but we need about 30 people to make this go quickly, and we are definitely short of that number.
Please come out and support the neighborhood and our Wellington Square Improvement Association. We will be planting and mulching the parkway between Wellington Rd. and Victoria Ave. We will also be doing a cleanup – picking up trash, etc. along the entire stretch of Washington Blvd. in Wellington Square.
All neighbors are encouraged to come out and help. We will be joined by KYCC for the planting, as part of a project funded by MINC. The plants have been generously supplied by Lore Hilburg from Buckingham Rd.
Any questions, please contact Michael Sonntag at (323) 951-1113 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who is able to start even earlier (8AM) – we need a few volunteers to go to Lore Hilburg’s house (1943 Buckingham Rd.) to prep the cardboard we will be using for weed abatement.
We certainly hope to see all of you out there – even in the rain! We need to get the plants into the ground, and this is the last opportunity to get the support of KYCC until July.
Would you like FREE trees for your property? If so, you’re in luck! The Korean Youth Community Center (KYCC) has two different programs available to distribute and plant trees throughout the Mid-City area. Their Tree Planting Coordinator, Jerry Velasquez, presented at the Monday MINC Stakeholder meeting. You can get trees planted for you in your parkway. And if you’re looking for shade trees for the rest of your property, they will provide up to 7 trees to you that you will need to plant yourself.
As an added bonus, KYCC will have a booth at our upcoming MINCfest on Saturday, March 29th from 2-6PM – they will be giving away 50 fruit trees to the first people who sign up!!
Flyers and all of the details are attached below. This is a great program, so be sure to take advantage of it soon!
Tree Planting Coordinator
T: (213) 365-7400 Ext. 5403 F: (213) 743-8755 E: jvelasquez
1319 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Recycle Your Tires for FREE with LA Bureau of Sanitation
Throughout the April, May, and June, you’ll have a chance to drop off your used car or light truck tires at one of six recycling events with the Bureau of Sanitation. Bring up to 9 tires per person per trip, off the rim, to the recycling site. Remember to take along some proof of Los Angeles residency, such as a California Driver’s License or a DWP bill.
Check out this flyer for the locations, dates, and times where you can unload those used tires you’ve been meaning to get rid of, but never managed to get around to. The Bureau of Sanitation will do the work for you and see that your tires are put to good use!
Participate in DWP’s Stormwater Capture Master Plan
Do you have any great ideas on reducing LA’s dependence on imported water by using stormwater capture to increase the local water supply?
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is looking for public support for their Stormwater Capture Master Plan. Stormwater capture involves catching rainfall and runoff from open space and urban lands for direct use or allowing the water to percolate into groundwater basins for future use.
The plan is currently underway and will be completed in mid-2015. Now is the time to think of new strategies to deal with the current drought and inevitable future dry seasons.
Come to the public meeting to learn more and talk with DWP about its Master Plan on March 26 at Los Angeles River Center Atrium, 570 West Ave. 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065 rom 6-8 pm. If you have any questions, contact Rafael Villegas at Rafael.Villegas
LADOT ANNOUNCES PEOPLE ST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (January 21, 2014) – The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is pleased to announce the launch of People St, a citywide program for installing plazas, parklets and bicycle corrals.These below-the-curb projects transform underused roadway to create vibrant spaces in our neighborhoods. People St is a competitive application program that provides eligible community organizations with a process to propose project locations and the information and tools to partner with the City to complete these projects.
“People St will foster a greater sense of community making streets more active and inviting places,” said LADOT General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri.
As part of the People St partnership, community partners play a vital role in conducting outreach to build neighborhood support, raising funds for materials furnishings and maintenance, and providing project site management.
LADOT is offering the following 90 minute information sessions:
January 27, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Marvin Braude Center,6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys
January 30, 2014 at 6 p.m., POLA High School, 250 W 5th St, San Pedro
February 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Caltrans Building, 100 South Main St., Downtown LA
February 4, 2014 at 6 p.m., LADOT District Office, 6501 Fountain Avenue, Hollywood
February 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, LA
The first application window will be open March 3—April 30.
For applications and information, please visit
“Day With a Bag” Free Bag Giveaway Locations 11.18.13
A citywide day of education on November 18 will ready Thanksgiving shoppers and retailers for the implementation of the City of Los Angeles’ single-use, plastic shopping bag ban that begins on January 1, 2014.
After years of hard work, the City is now poised to follow a more sustainable path in which shoppers bring reusable bags to the store as part of their normal daily routine.
For six years, Heal the Bay has organized “A Day Without a Bag” citywide, encouraging people to skip single-use plastic. But this November 18, we proudly celebrate “A Day With a Bag” – a reusable one!
Stop by one of these locations for a free reusable bag on Monday, November 18 while supplies last. See individual sites for times.
The City of Los Angeles currently has a federally grant funded program in which free street trees are being planted along the parkway. The onlyrequirements are that participants must agree to water their tree(s) and they must live within the City.
For more information please go to www.environmentla.org or call (213) 485-3954.
Together we can beautify the neighborhood and create a more sustainable City!