The City of Torrance, including the City Council, residents and businesses are committed to raising awareness about conservation and recycling. Through various waste collection, reduction, and recycling programs, Torrance residents and businesses recycle more than 10,000 tons each year. In addition Torrance also takes part in a school education program with the Torrance Unified School District.
Torrance is a member of the Los Angeles County Recycling Marketing Development Zone program. This program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. For more information go to: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/rmdz/
Torrance also participates in the Clean Bay Certified Restaurant program to recognize restaurants that do their part to prevent pollution from entering the Santa Monica Bay. For more information go to: http://www.santamonicabay.org/explore/our-communities/clean-bay-restaurants/
The South Bay Cities Council of Governments runs a grant-funded program to provide resources and information to businesses and residents called the South Bay Environmental Services Center. For more information go to: http://www.sbesc.com/
Another area program is the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition that provides a forum where representatives from the public and private sectors collaborate on environmental issues and regulations impacting businesses, communities, and educational institutions in Southern California. For more information go to: http://www.sbbec.org/