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Read Your Parking Meter:
Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day

On Monday, May 30th:

  • Street sweeping and enforcement of street sweeping violations WILL NOT occur.

  • Meters and time zones that state "Except on Holidays" will NOT be enforced.

  • Refuse and Recycling collection WILL occur as normal.


Recycling is Everyone’s Business

Did you know that commercial and multi-family properties in Long Beach must recycle?

  • Mandatory Organics Recycling (MOR) will take effect April 1, 2016 requiring certain commercial and multi-family properties to implement organics recycling programs (State law AB 1826)

  • Mandatory Commercial Recycling (MCR), in effect since July 1, 2012, requires certain commercial and multi-family properties to implement general recycling programs (State law AB 341)

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Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday, June 11, 2016
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

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Compost &
Vermicompost Workshops

Workshops are presented on the third Saturday of every month.

Next available workshop:
Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2929 E. Willow Street

Register HERE or call (562) 570-4694

Please note: The June workshop has been changed to Saturday, June 25.

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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 interactive map to find a drop-off point near you.


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.


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.

Take our brief survey

Contact us! or call 570-2876.
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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