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Mayor Garcetti Brings Thousands of New Trash Cans to Sidewalks and Street Corners Across Los Angeles

Posted on 02/17/2017
mayor with trash cans and a truck

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Clean Streets program is ahead of schedule on the way to meeting his goal of placing 5,000 new trash bins along L.A. streets by 2019.

The Mayor announced the milestone today alongside the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and a team of City workers. The City has already added more than 1,250 new trash bins to streets across Los Angeles since Mayor Garcetti announced the ambitious goal in April 2015. Another 1,250 will be deployed in the next month, pushing the City halfway toward the 5,000-bin goal in less than two years.

“L.A. is a city of beautiful and historic neighborhoods, and we owe it to Angelenos to make sure they stay as clean as possible,” said Mayor Garcetti. “When I took office, I said we would get back to basics by focusing on critical services like keeping our communities clean. We’re making good on that promise by delivering thousands of new trash bins ahead of schedule.”

The bins will be deployed to help make streets and sidewalks cleaner from the Valley to South L.A., East L.A. to Venice. The bins are specifically designed for fast, easy pick-up, so the City can continue using resources as efficiently as possible.

"Through Clean Streets Los Angeles, L.A. Sanitation continues to work with the Mayor to improve the livability and cleanliness in the City of Los Angeles," said L.A. Sanitation Director and General Manager Enrique C. Zaldivar. "The deployment of these automated loaded bins throughout the City has proven to be one of the key components of the initiative."

The new trash bins are just one part of Mayor Garcetti’s Clean Streets initiative, a comprehensive program he launched two years ago to reduce blight and clean neighborhoods across the City.

In addition to promising 5,000 new trash bins by 2019, the program outlined plans for a street-by-street cleanliness assessment system to help the City coordinate cleanup efforts more efficiently and committed to forming additional Clean Streets Teams to handle cleanups in the areas of greatest need.

Since its launch in 2015, Mayor Garcetti has delivered half of the new trash bins the program promised; developed CleanStat, the first ever online platform that uses open data to monitor and track street cleanliness; formed four new Clean Streets Teams; and created the Clean Streets Challenge, which brought neighbors together and awarded grants for community-based cleanup projects.

For more information about Mayor Garcetti’s Clean Streets program, visit