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Coming up: Featured news:
Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday, May 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

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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Free Compost and Vermicompost Workshop

The Saturday, April 19 workshop is FULL

Next available workshop:

Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2929 E. Willow Street

Register by email HERE or call (562) 570-4694


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.


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.


Read Your Parking Meter. Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day

Parking meters and time zones that state “Except on Holidays” will NOT be enforced on Monday, May 26th. Refuse and Recycling WILL be collected on its normal schedule.

Recycle Your Paint (free)

Recycling unused and leftover paint is now easier and more convenient. Residents can drop off paints, stains, varnishes and more at these participating Long Beach stores:

  • Vista Paint
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Dunn-Edwards
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.


Mandatory Recycling (Multi-family and Commercial)

A new State law (AB 341) makes recycling mandatory for any multi-family residential property with five or more units and any business or public entity that generates four or more cubic yards of commercial waste per week.

New Recycling Rewards Program

Recyclebank is an incentive program that rewards residents for recycling. All LB residents with City recycling service (purple cart) can participate.


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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.

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Winner Nation’s Best Solid Waste Management Program Award