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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.

Latest News

The City's Annual Treecycling event is back! Recycle your Christmas tree at one of our 12 drop-off locations from December 26,2019- January 10,2020.
This Holiday season, keep the memories but recycle the tree!
HHW 11.7.19
Holiday Schedule for our monthly HHW Drop-Off event.
Facility OPEN - November 9, 2019 and December 14, 2019
Facility CLOSED - November 23, 2019 and December 28, 2019
bea johnson
Join Public Works, Environmental Services Bureau and BYO Long Beach in hosting Bea Johnson at the Billy Jean King Library.
December 11, 2019
FREE - All ages
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Paint, CFL bulbs and batteries are hazardous and cannot be placed in your normal trash or recycling. Safe Disposal Info