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Refuse Collection Delays

Release Date: 2023-05-02

Long Beach residents with City-serviced refuse accounts may experience delays in their regularly scheduled refuse collection. The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works is currently experiencing significant challenges due to staffing shortages, such as illness, vacancies and injuries. Recycling collection is not impacted at this time.

City refuse customers are advised to leave their refuse carts or bins out for service if they are not collected on the regularly scheduled day. Every effort will be made to collect carts on the following service day; if collection does not occur on the following day, residents may call 562.570.2876 and a collection will be scheduled.

The City is working to resolve this issue through a variety of operational and administrative adjustments that aim to minimize service disruptions.