Environmental SUSTAINABILITY

Division Responsibilities & Services
The primary role of the Environmental Services Division is to manage the city’s integrated waste management activities, which include solid waste franchise administration and compliance with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) requirements for reduction of waste being thrown into the landfill. La Mesa has an exclusive franchise agreement with EDCO Disposal Corporation for solid waste disposal and recycling services. Household hazardous waste and electronic and universal waste disposal and recycling are also coordinated through this division.

Our Progress

Thank you La Mesa! We are continuing to exceed the state-mandated 50% diversion rate, meaning that more than half of our waste is being diverted away from landfills by recycling, reuse, or hazardous material disposal. Keep up the good work!

Visit I Love a Clean San Diego to search for additional ways to dispose of or recycle various materials and household hazardous waste.
  1. Public Hearing on Proposed Trash Rate Increases

    A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at La Mesa City Hall to consider proposed rate increases for residential and commercial trash collection. Meeting Notice
  2. Notice of Construction: SDG&E Pipeline Safety Enhancement Project on Baltimore, University and Date

    On March 13, SDG&E’s contractor will begin a construction project to replace a 16” gas pipeline in La Mesa. Construction is scheduled from March 13 through July 1 on the following La Mesa streets: Baltimore Dr, University Ave, and Date Ave. Read on...
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