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Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404
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Phone: 310-458-2223
Fax: 310-264-7750
email: recycling@smgov.net 
 
Office Hours:
Mon. - Thurs.:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Garbage - Trash Collection


Single-Family Residences

The Solid Waste Management Division provides refuse and recycling services to residential customers. Container sizes available for refuse collection to single family homes and multi-family residences are 68 and 95 gallon containers. The fees vary according to the frequency of service and the number and size of containers that are being serviced. The standard single-family residential service level for refuse is once weekly.
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CART AND CITY BAG PUT-OUT
Carts and/or city-issued bags for excess refuse must be placed at curbside or in the alley for collection no earlier than 4 p.m. on the day before your scheduled collection and no later than 7 a.m. on the day of your collection. Carts must be removed by 8 p.m. on the day of collection.

OVERFLOW
If you have excess trash (household waste that exceeds your container), you may purchase five 40-gallon plastic bags from the Resource Recovery & Recycling Division. Place excess trash into the bag, securely fasten bag and place next to trash container. Collection employees will identify city bags and collect them on your regularly scheduled collection day. For current pricing, please call Resource Recovery & Recycling at (310) 458-2223.

Multi-Family Residences
 
Multi-family apartments and condominiums are provided with 68, 95, and 300 gallon containers or  2 and 3 yard bins.  Service is usually collected in the alley, or in some circumstances bins are brought to the alley from underground bin areas to be serviced in the alley or street.

REFUSE BIN/CONTAINER APPLICATION FOR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
Please use the bin application provided for multi-family service. Download a PDF, and e-mail it to the address listed on the form. Or make a DOC copy, and fax the completed form to (310) 264-7750.
Refuse Bin Rental Application pdf

REQUEST ADDITIONAL CONTAINERS OR CONTAINER REPAIRS

To obtain replacement of an existing container or to request an extra container, call the Solid Waste Management Division at (310) 458-2223, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. You may leave a message after hours and on weekends, and your call will be returned on the next business day. Also, feel free to utilize our online request form here
REFUSE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

 Refuse Collection

LEGEND

Refuse Collection Legend

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