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Energy

Energy Efficiency
Green Energy

Water

Water Conservation
Stormwater

Waste

Waste & Recycling
Organic Waste

Green Maintenance

Green Cleaning
Groundskeeping

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Transportation


General Sustainability Assistance



Energy Efficiency

Southern California Gas

Department or Program: Rebates & Energy Efficiency
Variety of commercial rebates and incentives for efficient equipment and projects. Energy assessment for qualified customers. (Rebate applications must be postmarked no later than 12/31/2014
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : SoCalGas Representative   (800) 427-6584 x 4  
Email: Express@socalgas.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Southern California Gas

Department or Program: Zero percent On-Bill Financing
Offers qualified customers zero-percent, unsecured loans for On-Bill Financing to finance the purchase and installation of eligible energy-efficiency programs offered by SoCalGas
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Program Representative   (800) 427-6584 Option 6  
Email: scgobf@semprautilities.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: Custom Performance Program (CPP)
Commercial rebate program for qualified & approved energy efficiency measures. Rebates based on calculated energy savings.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (213) 367-3436  
Email: custom@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power

Department or Program: Commercial Energy Efficiency & Rebates
Rebates for lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, retrocommissioning, solar, etc.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Commercial Customer Service   (800) 499-8840  
Email: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/ladwp/partners/p-constructionservices/p-cs-newconstructionincentiveprogram?_adf.ctrl-state=q1wwjjkot_4&_afrLoop=685874600582638  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: New Construction Program
Rebate assistance for new construction or major remodel projects with energy efficient products. Modifications to meet new CalGreen energy code.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Commercial New Construction Program   (866) 260-3826  
Email: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/footer/globalcontactus?_adf.ctrl-state=q1wwjjkot_4&_afrLoop=685779425403316  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: Custom Performance Program
Incentives for installation of energy saving measures, equipment or systems that exceed current Title 24 or minimum industry standards not included in other LADWP Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Custom Performance Program   (213) 367-3436  
Email: custom@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Energy Upgrade California

Department or Program: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Financing mechanism for commercial properties in Los Angeles County to fund up to 100% of building performance and clean energy upgrades.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (877) 785-2237  
Email: dleung@lapace.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Lawrence Berkeley Labs (LBL) - University of California
List of LBL energy efficiency projects and links to energy savings tips.
Location: Berkeley   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Secretary of Energy   (202) 586-5000  
Email: The.Secretary@hq.doe.gov  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Lawrence Livermore Labs (LLNL)
Information on strategic mission of energy research and projects at LLNL.
Location: Livermore   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (925) 422-0433  
Email: lofrisco1@llnl.gov  

ENERGY STAR

Department or Program: Facility Owner and Manager Resources
The ENERGY STAR program provides information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : ENERGY STAR Hotline   (888) 782-7937  
Email: http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  
Measurement Tools: Yes

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
Helps businesses save energy, reduce grid demand and generate power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs.
Location: San Diego   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Assistance   (858) 244-1177  
Email: http://energycenter.org/contact;   info@energycenter.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (Electricity & Water)

Department or Program: New Construction Incentives Program
Assistance in planning an energy-efficient facility to meet or exceed California Title 24 standards and reduce future operating costs. Will further assist with how to qualify for incentives to offset installation and upgrade costs.
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net;   http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=4146  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Anaheim Public Utilities (Electricity & Water)

Department or Program: Customized Energy Incentives
Feasibility study to analyze equipment and processes and determine upgrades. Rebates based on kWh of annualized saving or reduction. (Whichever is the lesser).
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net;   http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=4136  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (Electricity & Water)

Department or Program: Comprehensive Energy Audit
Free, customized energy audits including in-depth analysis of facility and equipment to optimize the use of energy
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net;   http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=4135  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Anaheim Public Utilities (Electricity & water)

Department or Program: Lighting Incentives Program
Financial incentives to reduce the cost of switching to more efficient fluorescent lamps. Incentives are $.075 per kWh of reduced lighting energy use or $200 per kW of reduced on peak demand up to $50,000 per project or 50% of labor and materials, whichever is less.
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Efficient Exit Sign Program
On-site evaluation of existing exit lighting signs, retrofit evaluation, estimated installation cost and incentive amount. Maximum of $10,000 per project.
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net;   http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=4144  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

CaterGreen!

Provides services and products that are environmentally responsible and assistance with product choices that will help in reducing environmental impact along with Best Management Practices. Products include, but are not limited to recycled paper goods, green cleaning chemicals, fair trade foods, etc.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Inquiries   (323) 420-6196  
Email: http://www.catergreen.com/registration.html  

City of Los Angeles, EnvironmentLA

Department or Program: Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD) - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
Provides in depth training for City departments and vendors in order to help promote the EPP Program. SRCRD can provide training classes on EPP Practices, assistance on the creation of product specifications, assistance with vendor end-user contacts, testing for new EPP products, and information regarding new content requirements, new products, and new "best practices."
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)   (213) 485-2260  
Email: SRCRD@lacity.org  

EnvironmentLA

Department or Program: City of Los Angeles Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Information on the city's progressive green purchasing program and other local green purchasing opportunities.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information  
Email: GreenPurchasing@lacity.org  

Green Seal

Assist businesses in certification and partnerships with facilities managers and purchasers to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of products and services. Also a resource in finding green products and services for businesses
Location: Washington D.C   Washington D.C     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Inquiries   (202) 872-6400  
Email: http://www.greenseal.org/AboutGreenSeal/ContactUs.aspx  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Resources
Portal to extensive resources for environmentally preferable purchasing techniques, strategies, policies, training, product and service directories, state and local programs, and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Deborah Nesbitt  
Email: nesbitt.deborah@epa.gov  

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Green Electronics Counsel General Contact   (503) 279-9383, (503) 279-9381 (Fax)  

Environmental Paper Network

Sustainable paper procurement resources including fact sheets, tools for purchasers, calculators, apps, news and more.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: info@environmentalpaper.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Guide
Guide to adopting a responsible purchasing program, concepts and benefits of green purchasing, recommended steps, proven implementation strategies, and links to other resources.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Program: Serving Up Sustainability
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 331-5900 or (800) 424-5156  
Email: conserve@restaurant.org  

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (510) 547-5475  
Email: membership@responsiblepurchasing.org  

General Sustainability Assistance

Commercial Janitorial

Department or Program: Los Angeles Metro Venue and Entertainment Cleaning
Use green cleaning techniques, services, and materials to clean field, around stadium, locker room, and bathrooms.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Inquiries   (800) 893-4080  
Email: http://www.commercialjanitorial.com/contact.aspx  

Jani King

Department or Program: Green Commercial/Stadium Cleaning
Indoor and outdoor cleaning with environmentally friendly products, processes, including chemical use reduction, waste management, recycling and energy conservation.
Location: Orange   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Jani-King of Los Angeles   (714) 990-2221  

Watermiser

Engineered and designed custom flow control valves- bathroom and kitchen sinks, as well as showers. Waterbroom (significantly reduces water use when cleaning large floor areas) and 5 second toilet and urinal leak detector.
Location: Encinitas   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Inquiries   (800) 991-3419  
Email: sales@watermiser.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Pacific Institute

Department or Program: WeCalc
Free online tool shows how to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money. Calculator asks questions about water use and provides recommendations on how to reduce water use.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Inquiries   (510) 251-1600  
Email: info@pacinst.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Westerns Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network

A cooperative with EPA Region 9. A technical resource for regional pollution prevention (P2) issues through researching, consolidating, and disseminating P2 information
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Ken Trankle, Hazardous Waste/Pollution Prevention Specialist; Roland Fornoff, Hazardous Waste/Pollution Prevention Specialist   Ken Trankle, (775) 834-3671; Roland Fornoff, (702) 866-5927  
Email: ktrankle@unr.edu;   fornoff@unr.edu  

Food Share, INC.

Department or Program: Tackle Hunger
Helps coordinate food drives at venue. Receives and distributes food to over 150 nonprofits in Ventura County.
Location: Oxnard   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact; Chris DeVan, Director of Food Sourcing   (805) 983-7100; (805) 983-7100 x131  
Email: http://www.foodshare.com/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx;   cdevan@foodshare.com  

National Resources

Center for Integrated Pest Management

Department or Program: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
Integrated pest management information, education, links to regional resource centers - plus resources for safe pesticide use with crops, structures and landscaping.
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Sustainable pest management implementation guidance and technical reports, fact sheets, brochures, funding, grants, awards, news and events. Includes Landscaping Initiative for businesses and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program  
Email: http://www.Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm   or   dfe@Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (202) 872-6400, (202) 872-6400 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.greenseal.org/AboutGreenSeal/ContactUs.aspx  

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED green building education, certification, case study, tools, and other resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (800) 795-1747  
Email: http://www.usgbc.org/contactus  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Environmental Paper Network

Comprehensive resources, tools and advice on environmentally-superior, cost-effective and responsible paper choices.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: http://www.whatsinyourpaper.com/index.php?option=com_fabrik&Itemid=49  

Green Cleaning

National Resources

Green Energy

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Green Power Program
Contribution funding of 25%, 50%, or 100% of electrical usage for the purchase of solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and other forms of renewable generation. An additional 2 cents per kilowatt-hour used will be billed to that percentage of customer's account
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Customer Services   (714) 765-3300  
Email: http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=4141  
Incentives: Yes  

State of California

Department or Program: California Solar Initiative (CSI); Go Solar California
A solar rebate program for California consumers that are customers of the investor-owned utilities - Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric. By installing solar energy systems through the CA Solar Initiative, home and business owners get cash back rebates.
Location: Los Angeles, San Diego   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by resource  
Email: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/contacts/consumers.php  
Incentives: Yes  

State of California

Department or Program: Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
SGIP provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy source. Rebates available for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on customer's side of utility meter. Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat to power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, gas turbines, fuel cells, and advanced energy storage systems.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : James Loewen, SGIP contact   (213) 576-7000 ; Toll free, (800) 365-0550  
Email: james.loewen@cpuc.ca.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: Green Power for a Green LA
Information on signing up for Green Power. In signing up for Green power, LADWP customers may choose to have all, or a portion, of their electricity needs generated from renewable energy sources. An additional 3 cents per kilowatt-hour is applied only to the portion of renewable energy that is selected. Minimums required, dependent on size of non-residential property.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (213) 367-4854  
Email: gpower@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: Solar Incentive Program (SIP)/Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program.
Provides incentive payments to LADWP customers who purchase and install their own solar power PV systems. Information also include FiT Program which allows customers to sell renewable energy produced from their own systems.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Solar Incentive Program Representatives   (866) 484-0433  
Email: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/ladwp/residential/r-gogreen/r-gg-installsolar/Install-Contact?_adf.ctrl-state=ndn4llpc8_4&_afrLoop=389079190236379  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities

Department or Program: Solar Energy Incentives
Incentives, forms, and information for the addition of solar electric generation to home or business
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Solar Program Manager   (714) 765-4182  
Email: anaheimsolar@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Provides information, education, benchmarking tools, and recognition programs to improve Green Energy. Portfolio Manager is a free online benchmarking tool for commercial buildings.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (888) 782-7937 or (703) 412-3086  
Email: Online   Form:   http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23018&_referrer=http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=contact.ct_index&s=footer&s=footer  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : James Critchfield, Director; Melissa Klein, Communications Director   James: (202) 343-9442 Melissa: (202)343-9207  
Email: critchfield.james@epa.gov,   klein.melissa@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Educational resources on renewable energy and energy technologies.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Washington, D.C. Office   (202) 488-2200  
Email: http://www.nrel.gov/webmaster.html  

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

Department or Program: Energy Policy Act of 2005
Deductions for commercial facilities meeting specific energy reduction targets as a result of energy efficiency improvements.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of NEMA Government Relations  
Email: kyl_pitsor@nema.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)
Businesses may recover investments in certain renewable energy technologies property through depreciation deductions.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Information - (IRS)   (800) 829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Corporate tax credit for qualifying renewable energy equipment and systems.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1041  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
A per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources and sold by the taxpayer to an unrelated person.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1042  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green-e
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products: an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (415) 561-2100, (415) 561-2105 (Fax)  
Email: info@green-e.org,   energy@gree-e.org  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
Provides information on federal, state and local rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Raleigh   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Varies by state & program  
Email: http://dsireusa.org/contacts/  
Incentives: Yes  

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

Business association of solar energy companies based in New England. Provides list of resources related to solar energy.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (857) 488-4454  
Email: info@sebane.org  

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems.
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (970) 963-8855  
Email: http://www.solarenergy.org/?s=general+contact+information  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Star Hotline   (888)782-7937, (703)412-3086  
Email: http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs. Energy Efficiency Block Grants available. Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (303) 447-0078, (303) 447-0158 (Fax)  
Email: info@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Program
Funds research, provides information, data and training on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-contacts  
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Main Olympia Office   (360) 956-2000, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens).
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://www.cee1.org/content/about  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Solutions Center General Contact   (202) 824-7152, (202) 824-7096 (Fax)  
Email: dweiss@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium
Online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices and technical assistance, incl. energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 299-9701  
Email: nppr@p2.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for governments, utilities and large businesses.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (503) 238-1915  
Email: info@climatetrust.org  

Groundskeeping

National Resources

Organic Waste

National Resources

Organic Waste & Food Donation

Athens Services

Department or Program: City of Los Angeles's Organic Waste Recycling Program
Off-Site composting. Contracted by the City of LA Bureau of Sanitation to implement the food waste recycling program. Information and services on food waste diversion/recycling.
Location: City of Industry   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (888) 336-6100  
Email: http://www.athensservices.com/customer-service-70.html  

Waste Management

Department or Program: Organic Waste Recycling
Efficient disposal alternative. A site visit will be provided and WM sustainability consultants will work with your staff to ensure a step-by-step program training guide. Offers infrastructure for food disposal and is transported to a composting facility.
Location: San Gabriel Valley/Pomona   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (800) 774-0222  
Email: cslosangeles@wm.com  

City of Los Angeles, EnvironmentLA

Department or Program: Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)
Food Waste Recycling is a regular waste service that delivers food scraps, compostable materials, etc. to a Municipal Composting Facility.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Organics Section   (213) 485-2260  
Email: SRCRD@lacity.org  

Westside Food Bank

Provides food to social service agencies on the Westside of Los Angeles County. Food donations are acquired through food drives and drop-offs.
Location: Santa Monica   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (310) 828-6016  
Email: http://www.westsidefoodbankca.org/index.php?option=com_contact&task=view&contact_id=1&Itemid=106  

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Partners with over 600 organizations and 1,000 sites throughout LA County to provide food. Partners with Feeding America. Mission: No one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (323) 234-3030  
Email: http://www.lafoodbank.org/contact-us.aspx  

Angel Harvest

Picks up good, un-served food from an event then delivers it free and immediately to social service agencies providing emergency food to those in need.
Location: Hollywood   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Assistance   (323) 256-6881  
Email: http://www.angelharvest.org/contactus_form.php  

Food Finders

Food pick up and delivery to missions, shelters, and social service agencies to feed the need and impoverished.
Location: Signal Hill   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Diana Lara, VP Operations   (562) 283-1400  
Email: dlara@foodfinders.org  

ExcessHollywood.Net

Extensive map of all locations where food donations are accepted. Developed for entertainment industries and may be accessed and used by anyone.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: virtuallw@aol.com  
Incentives: May be eligible for tax benefits.  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WasteWise
Free technical assistance, tools, regional contacts, awards, and other resources to reduce and recycle solid waste and selected industrial wastes.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 372-9473  
Email: wastewisehelp@epa.gov  

Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (800) 274-5646  
Email: info@bpiworld.org  

FindAComposter.com

Free searchable directory of composting facilities throughout North America.
Location: Emmaus   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (610) 967-4135 x 21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Stormwater

United Storm Water Inc.

Using advanced technologies in the areas of sediment control and pollutant removal; protecting vital resources and reduce the amount of harmful contaminants that can enter waterways through storm drains. United's Project Managers will work with your organization o develop a maintenance schedule that is tailored to meet customer specific requirements.
Location: City of Industry   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (877) 71-STORM / (877) 71-78676  

Los Angeles Department of Power and Water

Department or Program: Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Information and tips on how to prevent stormwater pollution from entering oceans and streams. Educational outreach programs are available to businesses and communities to mitigate pollution and to comply with LA County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, which regulates what can be discharged into the waters and makes the County responsible for ensuring and enforcing compliance.
Location: Alhambra   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Works Headquarters   (626) 458-5975  
Email: http://ladpw.org/General/FAQ/index.cfm?action=NewQuestion&emerg=0reqDivision=SWPP  

LA Stomwater

Department or Program: LA's Watershed Protection Program
The Stormwater Program focuses on both flood control and pollution abatement. Funding from various federal, state and local grants as well as voter-approved Proposition O provides for the construction of flood control and pollution abatement projects which range from rehabilitation of local lakes to the construction of coastal low-flow diversions, from the installation of catch basin opening covers to the maintenance of the municipal storm drain system.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (800) 974-9794  
Email: LAStormwater@lacity.org  

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Transportation

City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Department or Program: LADOT Bus Information
Plan trips, schedules, map, buy passes and tickets for LA buses.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (818) 808-2273  
Email: http://www.ladottransit.com/contact.php#message  

Metro

Department or Program: Employer Annual Pass Program
Metro offers two types of annual reduced rate group passes through the Employer Annual Pass Program. These are low-cost and affordable options available to all types of businesses.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Metro Reduced Fare Office   (213) 680-0054  
Email: customerrelations@metro.net  

Hollywood Property Owners Alliance

Department or Program: Hollywood Entertainment District property Business Improvement district (HED-BID)
HED-BID is under the contract to the city of Los Angeles. The Hollywood Property Owners Alliance has also entered into a service contract with the Central Hollywood Coalition, to manage the day to day operations of the Sunset & Vine BID.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Kerry Morrison, Executive Director   (323) 463-6767  
Email: kerry@hollywoodbid.com  

ExperienceLA.com

Department or Program: Getting Around LA
Transportation for staff, vendors, fans: search destinations (venues) to see how to get there on the Metro.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Public Transit Inquiries   (323) GO-METRO  
Email: staff@experiencela.com  

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EPA

Department or Program: SmartWay
Resources on sustainable freight transportation and supply chain fuel efficiency incl. partner resources, trends and indicators, finance programs and more.
Location: Ann Arbor   MI     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (734) 214-4767, (734) 214-4052 (Fax)  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

Crown Disposal

Department or Program: City of Los Angeles's Organic Waste Recycling Program
Assist residents and contractors recycle construction and demolition debris. Crown Disposal offers a full range of technical assistance services and brings in C&D debris to the recycling facility and manually sort to extract recyclable materials.
Location: Sun Valley   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (818) 767-0675  
Email: http://www.crowndisposal.com/contact  
Measurement Tools: Yes

TW Electronics Recycling

Department or Program: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Business recycling program: free or low-cost pickup and waste consultation. Purchases and trades e-waste electronics for money based on weight.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assistance   323-998-7090 or 323-902-7090  
Email: info@twrecycling.com  

Waste Management

Regardless of company or industry size, waste management can create a custom waste pickup program that meets your needs and helps protect the environment. Services include, temporary and permanent dumpster services, recycling services, construction debris, and medical waste disposal.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (877) 394-4814  

Los Angeles County

Department or Program: Department of Public Works
A search tool for electronic waste recyclers.
Location: Alhambra   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (626) 458-5100  
Email: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/General/FAQ/index.cfm?action=NewQuestion&emerg=0&reqDivision=BRP  

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Department or Program: Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS)
In compliance with new State recycling laws, commercial customers will receive free recycling services and on-site consultations, free bulky item and electronic waste collection, free holiday tree collection, graffiti removal, clean fuel collection trucks to reduce air pollution and noise, and customer dispute resolution as part of the new service. SWIMS' website also provides a list of authorized haulers for dumpsters and roll-off service.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries   (888) 253-2652  
Email: swims@dpw.lacounty.gov  

City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department of Public Works

Department or Program: Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD): Commercial and Office Recycling Information
Develops and implements cost-effective source reduction, recycling, and reuse programs. SRCRD provides technical assistance to City departments, private sector businesses, and the community. SRCRD will also send information about setting up a recycling program at your business or organization. The free guide provides recycling tips and a list of recycling companies.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)   (213) 485-2260  
Email: SRCRD@lacity.org  
Measurement Tools: Y

Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Program Division

Department or Program: SmartBusiness Recycling: Recycler Locator
Business Recycling Consultants help expand or form waste prevention and recycling programs by visiting your business and making recommendations free of charge. SmartBusiness Recycling Program has also compiled a list of valuable resources and tolls to effectively help you reduce the amount of trash your business generates and discards
Location: Alhambra   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Works Headquarters   (626) 458-5100  
Email: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/general/faq/index.cfm?action=NewQuestion&AppSubject=Report%20a%20Problem  
Measurement Tools: Y

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Beverage Container Recycling Program
Detailed recycling center search by zip code or county. Businesses may either recycle beverage containers for cash or donate their beverage containers.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (916) 323-3836; Toll Free, (800) 732-9253  
Email: opa@calrecycle.ca.gov  
Incentives: Y  

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Plastics Recyclers/Reprocessors Directory
Detailed facility search by individual facility name and/or selecting a county or region. Facilities are also searchable by one or more activities and/or materials.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (916) 322-4027  
Email: FacIT@calrecycle.ca.gov  

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Information for Coordinators of Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs
Technical assistance, on-site assessment to help recycling and waste reduction coordinators set up successful waste reduction programs to reduce disposal and conserve resources. Allows goals to be established and progress tracked.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Waste Prevention Information Exchange   (916) 341-6363  
Email: wpinfoex@calrecycle.ca.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

CalRecycle

Department or Program: Start a Recycling Program
Free Recycling Start Kit to help you business or other away-from-home location reduce its "waste" size.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (800) 732-9253  
Email: recyclinginfo@calrecycle.ca.gov  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WasteWise
Helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : WasteWise Helpline   (800) 372-9473  
Email: wastewisehelp@epa.gov  

Los Angeles City Sanitation

Department or Program: Zero Waste LA
The City of Los Angeles is transitioning to a new waste and recycling system for all businesses and large apartment complexes. Goals of Zero Waste LA include 90% recycling diversion from landfills by 2025, fair customer rates, and superior customer service.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Customer Service   (213) 485-2260  
Email: zerowastela@lacity.org  

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling
Database for construction and demolition recycling needs. Search desired product to be recycled and current location to find best recycling options for venue.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : C&D Program Staff   (916) 341-6489  
Email: condemo@calrecycle.ca.gov  

City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation

Department or Program: Construction & Demolition Recycling
General Information about recycling C&D materials and compliance to Citywide Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Ordinance)
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : C&D Recycling Coordinator   (213) 485-2260  
Email: SRCRD@lacity.org  

eRecycle: Managing Unwanted Electrical Devices

Department or Program: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Complete database of e-recycling locations found in LA region.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (916) 341-6269  
Email: ewaste@calrecycle.ca.gov  

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Waste Management Sustainability Services

Industry waste solutions including case studies, resource library, meet our experts page, and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (877) 441-3046  
Email: sustainabilityservices@wm.com  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

Building Green

Information on LEED credits, green products and green building case studies as well as national environmental building news.
Location: Brattleboro   VT     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/contact  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste nationwide.
Location: Fresno   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (800) 374-3473  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

Building Materials Reuse Association

How-to guides, best practices, case studies, news, and other resources to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://www.bmra.org/contact  

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

Find a recycler online directory, news, certification, and other resources for recycling construction materials and debris incl. concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals.
Location: Aurora   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (630) 585-7530  
Email: info@cdrecycling.org  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: eCycling
Resources for proper disposal of electronic waste, where you live information, where to donate, FAQ, regulations/standards and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  

Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (303) 444-6634  
Email: recycle@ecocycl.org  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance: case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Beth Anderson, USEPA   (202) 564-8833  
Email: anderson.beth@epa.gov  

StopWaste

Recycling (incl/ food and plant debris) and green purchasing expertise and tools: free publications, case studies, guides, posters, vendor lists, funding assistance and more.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (510) 891-6500  
Email: http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=277  

Water Conservation & Reuse

Watermiser

Engineered and designed custom flow control valves for bathroom and kitchen sinks, as well as showers. Waterbroom (significantly reduces water use when cleaning large floor areas) and 5 second toilet and urinal leak detector.
Location: Encinitas   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 991-3419  
Email: sales@watermiser.com  

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Department or Program: SoCAL Water$mart Commercial Program
A program that offers cash rebates for water-saving technologies used indoors and outdoors. Website lists all SoCal rebates, which include turf removal, high efficiency toilets, zero-water and ultra low water urinals, dry vacuum pumps, soil moisture sensors, rotating spray nozzles retrofits, etc. Website also offers conservation tips and materials.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Hotline   (888) 376-3314  
Email: socalwatersmart@egia.org  
Incentives: Yes  

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Department or Program: Be Water Wise
A list of Los Angeles Metropolitan's rebates and incentives that saves water and money for residents and businesses.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (877) 235-4331  
Email: californiafriendly@mwdh2o.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Department or Program: Free Water Conservation Items
Free water conservation equipment to commercial customers. Devices include aerators and shower heads. Conservation equipment averages about 900 gallons of water savings per year for the aerators and 5,300 gallons of water savings for the showerhead.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Item Requests   (800) 544-4498 x5  
Email: waterconservation@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Department or Program: Custom Water Projects/Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
A financial incentive program offering commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in Los Angles up to $250,000 for the installation of pre-approved equipment and products, which demonstrate water savings.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Custom Water Program   (800) 544-4498 x3  
Email: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/footer/globalcontactus?_adf.ctrl-state=xkxs6iwix_4&_afrLoop=384734818298043  
Incentives: Yes  

Irvine Ranch Water District

Department or Program: Recycled Water Program
Program service collects waste water and goes through a tertiary treatment standards for use as recycled water. Water can be used for any purpose but drinking. Majority of recycled water is used for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing and cooling towers in more than 40 office buildings, and for industrial uses such as concrete making.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Customer Service   (949) 453-5300  
Email: customerservice@irwd.com  

National Water Research Institute

Information and resources about the benefits of recycling wastewater, available technologies, and more. Programs and lectures available to understand water sustainability during the drought crisis.
Location: Fountain Valley   CA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact; Suzanne Faubl, Water Resources Scientist and Project Manager   (714) 378-3278; (714) 378-8236  
Email: sfaubl@nwri-usa.org  

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Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program and Area   (985) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

Water conservation resources and links incl. business office tips, water re-use, landscaping, fixtures, water-saving products, state and regional resources, and more.
Location: Phoenix   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://wateruseitwisely.com/contact-us/  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WaterSense
Information on water-efficient products, services, and practices, including calculators, rebates, and best management practices.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (866) 987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Food Service Technology Center   (925) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
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