Earth Day

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The City is also commemorating Earth Day with this website where you can learn more about Earth Day and environmental protection. Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 to bring awareness to the environmental health of our planet with activities designed to educate citizens about Earth’s environment and threats to the environment. Here’s more information to learn more about the history of Earth Day.

Stay connected and join the Earth Day Challenge

*Please note the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. This page may be continuously updated with new resources.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

South Gate residents can make a vital contribution to preserving the environment by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.

Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Reduce the amount of environmental impact by properly disposing of household hazardous waste.

Bulky Item Pick-up

Dispose of bulky items properly for FREE, to keep your community clean.

Illegal Dumping

Help keep the City clean by reporting illegal dumping at 323-563-9575.


Tire Recycling Program

Recycled tires can be used to rehabilitate roads with rubberized asphalt.

Street Sweeping

Help the City prevent litter and debris from entering storm drains by sweeping gutters.

Graffiti Removal

Report graffiti as soon as you see it. You may call the 24-hour Graffiti Hotline at (323) 563-5793 or (800) 430-8455.

Smart Gardening

Smart Gardening is an easy way to get a really great looking yard while using less water and resources.

Reduce Food Waste

Organic (Food) Recycling

Reducing the amount of wasted food at home helps save the environment.

Water Conservation

Reduce the amount of wasted water in the City.

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Alternative Fuel Sources

Help the environment by utilizing alternative fuels.

Carbon Foot Print

A great way to improve air quality is by managing your carbon footprint. You can measure your household’s carbon footprint with this calculator.


Climate Change

Help the environment by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.