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


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

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

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Curbside Collection Instructions

Containers (refuse, yard/green waste and recycling) should be placed on the street or in the alley on your scheduled collection day with the lid facing the street and handles pointing toward your home. Containers should be placed at least two feet from other collection containers and objects such as vehicles, poles, walls, trees, street signs and garage doors.

Refuse, yard waste, recycling containers and/or city-issued plastic 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. Containers must be removed by 8 p.m. on the day of collection.


If you have excess trash (household waste that exceeds your 95-gallon container), you may purchase five 40-gallon plastic bags from the Solid Waste Division for $21.07 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.

 Proper Container Set Out and What Goes Where

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