95% Success Rate in Permitting Facilities

Zero Waste Team

About The Team


Clements Environmental has started work on a 10-year, $14 million contract to provide outreach and education services to over 6,000 commercial accounts as part of the City of Los Angeles’s new recycling program “RecycLA”. As sub-contractor to Universal Waste Systems, the Clements Zero Waste Team will enroll and train every commercial and large multi-family account in the Northeast Zone of the City in the new system which includes not only blue bin recycling of traditional recyclables, but also green bin recycling of organics. With its seven prime contractors covering 11 exclusive franchise zones, the City expects to achieve “zero waste” (over 90% diversion) by 2025.

For more on RecycLA and our team click the following link: RecycLA Tips, Tricks, and Resources

Clements Zero Waste Team at Landfill
For this contract, we hired 20 new employees as shown in our opening day celebration photo at the new UWS team office near downtown LA.

Program Update February 2018: Measures of Success


Total Number of Accounts in the N.E. Zone: 6,307
Total Accounts Signed To Date: 4,206
Total Percentage of Accounts Signed To Date: 67%
Total Site Visits To Date: 10,087

The Zero Waste Team (ZWT) fosters behavioral changes to benefit Los Angeles residents, businesses, and the environment. ZWT helps its customers by performing waste assessments, establishing appropriate levels of solid waste and recycling services, and providing educational resources. These resources include customer-specific presentations, workshops, and trainings. ZWT encourages waste reduction and diversion practices, creates and distributes informative media, and recognizes local recycling champions.

To date, the Zero Waste Team has conducted 10,087 site visits and signed up 4,206 accounts, which make up 67% of the accounts in the City of Los Angeles, Northeast Zone. After the initial transition phase, ZWT continues to work with customers to achieve landfill diversion and promote sustainability.

MONTH-TO-MONTH SIGN-UP SUCCESS:

Subzone 1 – July 2017:               1,200 site visits, 447 total signatures signed by ZWT (56%)
Subzone 2 – August 2017:          1,880 site visits, 749 total signatures signed by ZWT (71%)
Subzone 3 – September 2017:    2,154 site visits, 910 total signatures signed by ZWT (72%)
Subzone 4 – October 2017:        1,967 site visits, 873 total signatures signed by ZWT (70%)
Subzone 5 – November 2017:    1,532 site visits, 696 total signatures signed by ZWT (65%)
Subzone 6 – December 2017:    1,354 site visits, 531 total signatures signed by ZWT (63%)

ZWT helped Conquor Endurance Group, and continues to help all of the N.E. zone customers, transition into RecycLA.
ZWT helped Conquor Endurance Group, and continues to help all of the N.E. zone customers, transition into RecycLA.

ZWT leads educational workshops and training sessions for its multi-family residential customers and commercial accounts on best recycling practices.
ZWT leads educational workshops and training sessions for its multi-family residential customers and commercial accounts on best recycling practices.

ZWT has distributed 10,000+ recycling resources to its customers through door-to-door interactions, community presentations, and local events.
ZWT has distributed 10,000+ recycling resources to its customers through door-to-door interactions, community presentations, and local events.

ZWT helped Vintage King Audio set up its recycling program to recycle over 90% of its waste
ZWT helped Vintage King Audio, and numerous other customers, set up recycling programs to recycle over 90% of their generated waste.