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Coming up: Featured news:
NEW SCHEDULE for Compost & Vermicompost Workshops
Next available workshop:
Saturday, December 20, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2929 E. Willow Street

Register HERE or call (562) 570-4694

There will be NO WORKSHOPS in July, September or November of 2014. Download our handy workshop calendar for the remainder of 2014.

  Purchase discounted bins from the City   
Recycle fats, oils and grease

Bring closed containers to:
EDCO Recycling and Transfer
   Collection Center

2755 California Avenue,
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Tue-Sat 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Christmas Day.

Recycling Your Holiday Tree is Easy in LB.

 12 Free drop-off locations [MAP]
  Dec. 26 to Jan. 9
     Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     Sat. to Sun. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Free pick up, Saturday, January 10, 2015
If you have City refuse service, put your tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7 a.m. All decorations and stands MUST be removed. Cut trees over 12’ tall in half. Flocked trees accepted.

Recycling is Everyone’s Business

Did you know that commercial and multi-family properties in Long Beach must recycle? Property owners can take our survey to help us provide cost effective compliance tips.

 TAKE SURVEY         |           DETAILS
Holiday Schedule
Refuse and Recycling will NOT be collected on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st. Collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, ending on Saturday.
Parking meters and time zones that state "Except on Holidays" will NOT be enforced on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st. All meters and time zones WILL be enforced on Dec. 24th and 31st.
Street Sweeping, and associated parking regulations, will not occur on Dec. 25th or Jan. 1st. Street Sweeping will occur on its regular schedule after the holidays (on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2) with no delays or make-ups..


LB EcoGuide 2013-2014
is now online!

An annual overview of environmental programs and suggestions that make eco-friendly living in Long Beach easy.

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Interactive Map

Ever wondered where you can take used motor oil and filters, batteries, cell phones, recyclables or other types of waste? Check out our new, interactive map.


Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday, January, 10th
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The City of Long Beach partnered with public/private agencies to open a local and permanent Environmental Collection Center for disposing of household, universal and electronic wastes.
Open 2nd Saturday of every month.

EDCO Recycling and Transfer Collection Center
2755 California Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755

No More Junk Mail Kits

Tired of credit card offers, endless catalogs and unwanted coupons? Long Beach, CA residents can order a free junk-mail kit to help reduce junk mail and preserve our planet's resources.


Tote for a Litter-free LB

Retailers in Long Beach no longer distribute plastic bags. Customers are encouraged to bring reusable bags to help reduce litter on our streets and preserve landfill space.



Stay connected
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Additional Efforts:

Visit litterfreeLB.org to get involved in local clean-up events and other efforts to make Long Beach Litter-free.


Are you a Long Beach business manufacturing with recycled materials? We offer benefits just for you.


Abandoned carts are a nuisance and they can be dangerous, too. Find out what can be done about this neighborhood problem.

Environmental Services Bureau
Winner Nation’s Best Solid Waste Management Program Award