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Read Your Parking Meter:
Thursday, November 26th is Thanksgiving Day

On Thursday, 11/26:

  • Street sweeping and associated parking control WILL NOT occur.

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

  • Refuse and recycling collection will occur as usual.

On Friday, 11/27:

  • Street sweeping and associated parking control WILL NOT occur.

  • Meters and time zones WILL be enforced.

  • Refuse and Recycling collection WILL occur as usual.
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, December 12th
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

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.


Two Ways to Recycle Your Holiday Tree in LB

Free drop-off locations:
December 26, 2015 to
January 8, 2016

12 locations throughout the City.
M – F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat - Sun: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Pick-Up
Saturday, January 9, 2016
If you have City refuse service, put your holiday tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7 a.m. on January 9, and it will be recycled.

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.


LB EcoGuide – Always in Season

An annual overview of environmental programs and suggestions that make eco-friendly living in Long Beach easy.

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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.


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
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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