Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404

Phone: 310-458-2223
Fax: 310-264-7750
Office Hours:
Mon. - Thurs.:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Recycling Collection

Single-Family Residences

Residents of single-family homes are provided a blue no-sort recycling cart, free of charge, for can, glass, plastic, and mixed paper recycling.
Multi-Family Recycling Containers  Multi-Family Residences

Residents of multiple unit dwellings and condominiums have a commingled recycling collection program for cans, glass, plastic, and mixed paper. Blue 300-gallon containers have been placed throughout the alley ways. Commingled containers are NOT designated to any one complex. These commingled recycling containers are shared by neighboring complexes.

If containers are full, please go to the next nearest 300-gallon commingled recycling container.
We accept the following :

Cans & Foil
  • Aluminum beverage cans and aluminum food cans (e.g. cat food cans)
  • Steel/tin food and beverage cans
  • Clean aluminum foil and foil food trays
  • All glass bottles and jars (mayonnaise, apple juice bottles, wine bottles, etc.)
  • CA redemption bottles (beer, juice, wine coolers, etc.)
  • Plastics Numbered 1-5
  • Water/Juice/Soda bottles
  • Food Containers
  • Milk and water jugs
  • Detergent/cleaning product bottles
  • Personal care bottles
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Office paper (white and colored)
  • Computer paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard boxes and paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Food/detergent boxes
  • Office mix (file folders, fax paper, envelopes, advertisements, flyers, etc.)
  • Junk mail, bulk mail, and scrap paper
  • Paper bound with non-water soluble glue (paperback books, hardback books, overnight mail packages, etc.)
  • Milk cartons (clean and rinsed)
  • Aseptic Packages (juice boxes)

Household Hazardous Waste (Special Handling Required) Please do not place within your blue recycling container. Click here for more information on the Home Collection Program.

  • Batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Paints
  • Electronics
  • Sharps
  • Pool Chenicals
  • Mercury Light Bulbs
  • Pesticides
  • Lubricants
  • Garden Chemicals
  • Cleaners/Wax


OPIS Map System
To check your collection schedule:
Visit the City's OPIS Map System

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