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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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. 

Looking for one of our online refuse/recycling customer service forms? Check out the Useful Links toolbar. 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.

Read the Spring 2022 issue of The LB Recycler now!
Do you have questions about the recent recycling program updates?
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 or call us at (562) 570-2850. 

All PDF materials available for download are available for translation upon request. Please submit a request by emailing lbrecycles@longbeach.gov.

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