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Residential Recycling Guide

The Residential Recycling Guide has been developed as part of the City's ongoing effort to assist residents in waste reduction and recycling. This guide does not constitute as an endorsement by the City of La Verne of any business entity, product, process or service listed. The City of La Verne is not liable for any information or errors contained in the recycling guide. The information contained below is subject to change. Residents are advised to call the company first, in order to confirm the location, materials accepted and hours of operation.


Residents are given three different containers for their disposal needs. The following is a quick reminder as to what kinds of materials belong in each container.

The BLACK cart is for REFUSE
All materials must fit inside of the container. Extra bags, boxes or cans of trash left on the curb will no longer be accepted.

The GREEN cart is for GREEN WASTE
Accepted: Grass clippings, leaves, brush, shrubbery pruning, sawdust, tree trimmings, tree limbs (maximum 4" diameter)
Not Accepted: Palm tree parts, palm fronds, cactus and other succulents, dirt and rocks, plastic or paper bags, and animal manure.

The GRAY cart is for RECYCLING
Accepted: Aluminum and steel cans, all colors of glass bottles and jars, any plastic containers labeled #1 through #7, newspapers, junk mail, white ledger paper, corrugated cardboard, magazines, colored and construction paper, cereal boxes (with liners removed), telephone books. Not Accepted: Aluminum foil, scrap metal, windows or safety glass, mirrors, light bulbs, Styrofoam, wax paper, ceramics, drinking glasses, plastic wrap, food waste, packaging materials.

Bulky Items
If you have been clearing out the garage or want to discard an old appliance, schedule a bulky item pick-up by calling Waste Management at (909) 599-1274. Residents are limited to four (4) bulky item pick-ups annually at no additional cost.


La Verne's residential used oil curbside collection program allows residents the convenience of recycling their oil. Place your used oil in a screw-top container and leave it next to your recycling cart on your regular trash day for pick-up. You may leave up to two 1-gallon containers on any given week. For additional information on used oil recycling or the location of collection centers click on to the City's Used Oil Collection Program.

As of February 9th, 2006 the disposal of batteries and other universal wastes such as fluorescent light bulbs in the regular trash became illegal. Instead, these wastes have to be taken to a household hazardous waste collection facility or other authorized waste handler. The City of La Verne has partnered with Waste Management to collect batteries on behalf of residents to properly dispose of. Visit one of our kiosks in the lobby of City Hall or the Community Center to drop off your used batteries.

For more information on how to dispose of other universal waste please review the Household Hazardous Waste section. By recycling these hazardous items, it will help reserve space at our landfills while keeping our environment safer and cleaner.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. HHW should never be thrown into your household garbage, toilets or sinks. Common HHW materials include: used motor oil and filters, household cleaning products and other items. Residents can participate in FREE mobile collection events. For additional information on HHW collection, go to the Household Hazardous Waste page.

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