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Founded in 1986, Universal Waste Systems (UWS) provides solid waste and recycling services to residences, events, and commercial businesses throughout Southern California.

We are one of the largest family owned and operated companies in the area, and we take pride in delivering the personalized service that our customers want and deserve. Our six facilities throughout Southern California handle the collection, processing, and transfer of more than 250,000 tons of solid waste, recycling, and green waste each year.

With an eye on the future, our mission is to provide innovative waste-stream solutions that will contribute to a clean and healthy environment for the communities we serve for generations to come.

Universal Waste Systems is pleased to be your zero waste partner (Zero Waste LA). Customer service is our highest priority, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you. Zero Waste LA is a new public/private partnership to benefit the businesses, consumers, and residents in the city. Through this program, the City of Los Angeles is launching a franchise program with well-qualified waste collection and recycling companies designated to serve each of the 11 franchise zones in the city. For the Northeast franchise zone, the city has selected Universal Waste Systems to be your zero waste company.

One of the primary goals of this new franchise system is to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 1 million tons per year by 2025. To help achieve this goal, Universal Waste will be offering businesses and apartment buildings in Northeast LA a variety of recycling and waste reduction services.