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Coming up: Featured news:
Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday,
December 10, 2016
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

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.

 DETAILS
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FREE
Compost &
Vermicompost Workshops

Workshops are presented on the third Saturday of every month.

Next available workshop:
Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2929 E. Willow Street

Register HERE or call (562) 570-4694


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Holiday Schedule

Street Sweeping
Street sweeping and associated parking control will NOT occur on Monday, December 26th & January 2nd.

Parking
Parking meters with holiday exemptions will NOT be enforced on December 25th & January 1st. All meters and time zones WILL be enforced on December 24th & 31st.

Refuse/Recycling
Refuse/Recycling collection WILL occur on its regular schedule.

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.

 INTERACTIVE MAP  

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
 DETAILS     INTERACTIVE MAP

Two Ways to Recycle Your Holiday Tree in LB

Free Drop-off Locations
Drop your tree off at one of 12 locations throughout the City.
December 26, 2016 to
January 6, 2017
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Pick-Up
Saturday, January 7, 2017
If you have City refuse service, put your holiday tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7 a.m. on January 7, and it will be recycled.

   FLYER     ESPA—OL/KHMER 

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 organic*s 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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Additional Efforts:

Visit litterfreeLB.org to get involved in local clean-up events and other efforts to make Long Beach Litter-free.

 EVENT SCHEDULE

Are you a Long Beach business manufacturing with recycled materials? We offer benefits just for you.

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Abandoned carts are a nuisance and they can be dangerous, too. Find out what can be done about this neighborhood problem.

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