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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Did you know that the average Long Beach resident throws away 3.9 pounds of trash each day? That’s 1,423 pounds of trash per year from every man, woman and child in our city! Long Beach Recycles is a program within the Public Works Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) that strives to cut down on waste by helping residents, visitors, schools, and businesses reduce, reuse and recycle. We also provide free and easy ways to properly dispose of special waste items that can’t go in the trash, such as household hazardous waste (HHW), electronics and more.

The Environmental Services Bureau’s Refuse Division provides a robust trash and recycling collection service that serves more than nearly 120,000 residential and commercial customers.  Additional services include Special Collections of bulky waste items and abatement of illegal dumped items. The Clean Team is another ESB program that provides neighborhood litter clean-ups, “deep cleans” of business corridors and proactive dumped item removal efforts throughout Long Beach.

Looking for one of our online refuse/recycling customer service forms? Check out the Useful Links in the blue sidebar to the right.  You can report a collection problem, request to have a refuse or recycling cart replaced or exchanged, request a Special Collection of oversized items such as furniture or electronics, or report illegal dumping that’s occurred in an alley or on the street.  Or, call our Customer Call Center at (562) 570-2876 for assistance with your request.

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Wonder what happens to recyclables? Come tour the Waste Management recycling facility and learn how materials are sorted and bailed! Reservation required. 
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Join Long Beach Recycles and Long Beach Water on a taste tour of Long Beach restaurants that have committed to water efficiency and foam free operations.

The City of Long Beach is hosting a free shredding event to help residents securely dispose of confidential documents and more.

When: Saturday, March 7,2020
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium Parking Lot 5000 E. Lew Davis St.

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Paint, CFL bulbs and batteries are hazardous and cannot be placed in your normal trash or recycling. Safe Disposal Info