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2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404


Phone: 310-458-2223
Fax: 310-264-7750

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our offices will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

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Are you planning to clean out your garage or downsizing before a move? Rent a container from the City of Santa Monica.  

  1. Container rental is for two weeks only unless an extension is requested and the container is being actively dumped during the rental time period. Extended rental periods will incur additional charges.  
  2. Containers staged on City property require a permit obtained from the Public Works counter. 
  3. If the renter is disposing of construction material, the containers may only be filled halfway due to weight restrictions. 
  4. No hazardous materials or electronics may be disposed of in rental containers.  
  5. Containers are delivered with a lock if staged in a public alley or right of way. The lock must be returned or the renter will be assessed a fee. 
  6. Requests for containers will be processed within 24 hours of receipt.  
  7. Up to 24 hour notice is required for the removal or additional dumping of the rented container.
Please complete and return the Rent-A-Bin 2019-2020 or contact us for more information at 310.458.2223 or at
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