Trash & Recycling Services

Single-Family Residential Service
Maximum Weight Limits
Resident Responsibility for Cart
Prohibited Waste
Holiday Schedule

Co-Mingled Recycling
Greenwaste Recycling
Christmas Tree Recycling

Special Disposal Needs
Bulky Item Pick-Up
Operation Clean Sweep
Electronic Waste
Household Hazardous Waste
Used Oil Collection
Tire Recycling

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Introducing Our New
3-Cart Trash Removal & Recycling Program

The City of Inglewood Department of Public Works and Waste Management are pleased to announce our new 3-cart trash removal and recycling program. This new program is designed to make recycling easier, reduce waste and control litter, and will be provided at no additional cost!

Now Recycling is as easy as
Blue & Green!

Each week, Waste Management will be providing the following services on your regularly scheduled service day:
  • Recycling pick-up for your cans, bottles and paper
  • Greenwaste pick-up for your lawn waste
  • Trash pick-up
  • Bulky item pick-up with 24-hour notice

We encourage you to take advantage of our new recycling programs. By participating you will reduce the amount of trash that is disposed in the landfill, encourage the reuse of materials made from recycled products and continue the recycling circle.

In addition, the implementation of this program will help keep trash costs down, create a cleaner environment and help the City meet state-mandated waste diversion requirements. Everybody benefits!

The City of Inglewood and Waste Management look forward to our new solid waste and recycling partnership and we are confident that you will find this new program convenient for your household.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Customer Service at (310) 677-6500.

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Single-Family Residential Service

If you live in a single-family residence or an apartment building with four or less units, each week Waste Management will provide you with the following enhanced services on your regularly scheduled service days:
    Recycling in your Blue Cart
    Greenwaste Recycling in your Green Cart
    Trash Disposal in your Black Cart
Please place all carts at curbside by 6:00 am on your regularly scheduled service day. Lids should be closed, and the lid opening should face towards the street. Cart should be side by side at least 3 feet apart and 3 feet away from parked cars or objects. As a courtesy to your neighbor, please promptly remove carts after service.

Additional recycling and greenwaste carts are available at no cost. Additional trash carts are available for $5.89 per month. Please contact Customer Service at (310) 677-6500 to request additional carts.

Maximum Weight Limits
96 gallon carts: 250 lbs.

To avoid having an overweight cart, or causing possible damage to the cart or truck, do not place rocks, concrete, brick or dirt in carts. All trash inside must fall out when the cart is serviced and please do not overfill or “compact” waste into the cart.

If the cart is overweight, the driver will attempt to service it and notify the resident by leaving an Important Notice tag attached to the cart. If, however we are unable to empty the cart, the cart will be tagged overweight and the resident will need to lighten the contents for the following week’s service.

Resident Responsibility for Cart
Each resident is responsible for the cleansing and security of the trash and recycling carts. If carts are damaged or destroyed, other than by normal usage, please contract the Customer Service Center at (310) 677-6500 to place an order for replacement.

Prohibited Waste
Do not place the following materials in your carts:
  • Hazardous Waste
    (any product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, or irritant).
  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Tires
  • Hot Ashes
  • Electronic Waste
    (electronic equipment such as computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, microwave ovens )
  • Infectious Waste (including used needles)
  • Dead Animals (weighing more than 10 lbs.)

If these materials are found in the cart, it will be tagged and not serviced.

Holiday Schedule
We will be closed for business on the following seven holidays. Trash and recycling services may be affected.
    New Year’s Day
    Martin Luther King's Birthday
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day
If the holiday falls on a weekday, services will be delayed by one day for that week only. Your regular schedule will resume the following week. There is no interruption in service if the holiday is on Saturday or Sunday

For example: If the holiday falls on Thursday then Thursday services will be provided on Friday and Friday services on Saturday, etc.

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Co-Mingled Recycling
The City of Inglewood and Waste Management are continuously working together to increase recycling efforts in the community. Each household is provided with a 96-gallon blue recycling cart for proper disposal of recyclable materials.

With co-mingled recycling, you can mix all your recycling together; cans, bottles and paper all go in the same cart. We ask that you participate each week by placing all acceptable recycling materials in the blue recycling cart and place it at the curb on your regularly scheduled service day. Below is a list of Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Materials for your reference.
    Acceptable Materials for Recycling

    Metal Containers
    • Aluminum Cans
    • Steel Cans
    • Tin Cans
    • Food Cans
    • Empty Aerosol Cans
    • Pipe Tins

    Plastic Containers
    • Bottles & Containers
      Labeled #1-7
    • Plastic Milk Containers
    • Plastic Bags
    • Detergent Containers

    Paper Products
    • Newspaper
    • Mixed Color Paper
    • White Paper
    • Cardboard
    • Junk Mail
    • Magazines
    • Telephone Books
    • Paper Bags
    • Cereal & Food Boxes
    • Egg Cartons
    • Shoe Boxes

    Glass Containers
    • Clear, Brown & Green Food
      & Beverage Containers
      (please remove metal lids)

    Non-Acceptable Materials for Recycling

    Hazardous Waste
    • Batteries
    • Tires
    • Oil
    • Paint
    • Anti-Freeze
    • Yard Waste
      (This goes in your greenwaste cart)
    • Electronic Waste
    • Computers
    • TVs
    • Monitors
    • Cell Phones

    Other non-acceptable
    • Animal Waste
    • Window Glass
    • Diapers
    • Mirrors
    • Ceramics
    • Clothing
    • Napkins
    • Carpet
    • Food Waste
    • Pizza Boxes
    • Tissue Paper
    • Light Bulbs
    • Wood
    • Liquids

Greenwaste Recycling
The City of Inglewood and Waste Management are environmentally conscious about greenwaste. Please contribute to the recycling circle by placing loose greenwaste materials in the green greenwaste cart alongside your trash and recycling carts on your regularly schedule service day.

Please place all acceptable greenwaste directly inside the greenwaste cart provided by Waste Management and place at curbside 3 feet from cars and objects. Do not put plastic bags into your greenwaste. Please also make sure the lid is completely closed and the opening faces the street.
    Acceptable Materials
    for Greenwaste Recycling
    • Grass
    • Weeds
    • Green Plants
    • Tree Limbs
    • Wood Chips
    • Dead Plants
    • Garden Trimmings
    • Leaves

    Non-Acceptable Materials
    for Greenwaste Recycling
    • Tree Stumps
    • Bamboo
    • Soil
    • Dirt
    • Rocks
    • Concrete
    • Asphalt
    • Plastic Bags
    • Animal Waste
    • Palm Branches
    • Yucca Plants
    • Ice Plants
    • Painted Wood
    • Treated Wood
Christmas Tree Recycling
Clean Christmas trees, without stands and flocking, will be picked up at curbside on your regularly scheduled service day between the weeks of 12/27/04-1/07/05. Please note: this service is for two weeks only.

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Special Disposal Needs

Bulky Item Pick-Up
With 24 hours notice, we will pick up your bulky items at no additional charge on your regularly scheduled service day. Please call Customer Service at (310) 677-6500 to arrange for a pick-up.

    Acceptable Bulky Items
    Examples of bulky items are: furniture (e.g., mattress, box spring, desk), stove, washers, garage door openers and water heaters. PVC pipes, wood and metal must be bundled (3’ in length and 18” in diameter) and not heavier than 35 lbs. Bulky items cannot exceed 300 lbs each.

    Non Acceptable Bulky Items
    Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (e.g., paint, tires, oil and batteries), TV’s, microwaves, monitors, computers, car motors and parts, spas, pianos, camper shells, and cast iron bathtubs.

Operation Clean Sweep
Waste Management will offer Operation Clean Sweep days in May and October in which we will pick up any acceptable bulky items at curbside. For specific dates, times and locations watch for an announcement in your bill or visit our website.

During these days, you may use additional bags or containers but containers should weigh no more than sixty pounds when full. Branches, tree trimmings, lumber, etc. must be tied in bundles not to exceed four-foot lengths and sixty pounds.

Electronic Waste
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Televisions, microwaves, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, VCR’s, fax machines, electronic games and cell phones are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished or recycled, but they contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT’s) that cannot be disposed of in your trash or recycling carts.

The County of Los Angeles now accepts E-waste at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) round-ups throughout the year. Residential E-waste can be brought to these round-ups for proper disposal at NO charge. For more information on dates and locations, please call the LA County Sanitation District at (800) 238-0173, visit the website at; call the LA County Dept. of Public Works at (888) CLEAN-LA (253-2652) or log on to

Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. Households often discard many common hazardous waste items such as paint, batteries, oil, tires and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in a careful manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink, storm drain or in your regular trash.

The County of Los Angeles conducts hazardous waste round-ups throughout the year to properly dispose of such materials at NO charge. For more information on dates and locations, please contact the LA County Sanitation District (800) 238-0173, visit the website at; call the LA county Dept-Public Works at (888) CLEAN-LA (253-2652) or log on to

Used Oil Collection
Curbside oil collection is available on your service day. Oil must be deposited next to your trash cart in a city-issued disposal container, which is available from the City Public Waste Department. Your full oil container will be exchanged with a clean container which will be left at the curb. Call (310) 412-5333 for more information.

Tire Recycling
Call your local tire stores for drop-off locations.

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Contact Us

Customer Service Center
Phone: (310) 677-6500
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Additional Services
Commercial Bin Services – Recycling – Temporary Bins – Roll-Off Containers – Storage Bins (Contact Customer Service for more information)

We Appreciate Your Business!

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