La Verne

City of

Residential Solid Waste and Recycling

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

Accepted: Garden hoses, broken ceramic dishes and pots, chip bags, candy, snack and food wrappers, diapers and foam containers.

Not Accepted: Hazardous waste, electronics, batteries, tires or paint and any flammable material.

All materials must fit inside of the container. Extra bags, boxes or cans of trash left on the curb will not be accepted.


Accepted: Yard waste-grass clippings, leaves, brush, shrubbery pruning, sawdust, tree trimmings, tree limbs (maximum 4" diameter), Food waste-produce, dairy, beef, poultry and fish,  bread, pasta, rice, grains, coffee grounds, and food soiled paper.

Not Accepted: Palm tree parts, palm fronds, cactus and other succulents, dirt and rocks and plastic bags.

Kitchen Organics Pail: If you are a La Verne resident and interested in receiving an organics pail for easier residential organics recycling in your kitchen, please click here or download the form on the right side titled, “SB 1383 Pail Application” print, complete and bring it to one of the two distribution events and receive a pail. Both distribution events will be hosted at the City of La Verne Maintenance Yard-2620 First Street La Verne, CA 91750. Pails will be available on a first come, first serve basis until supplies run out, maximum of one pail per household.

  • Saturday, February 5th from 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, February 9th from 9am-4pm

The GRAY cart is for RECYCLING

Accepted: Plastic and glass bottles and containers, food and beverage cans, newspapers, junk mail, white 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.



  • The City of La Verne has Certified Collection Centers,
    • Quickie’s Oil Change-914 Foothill Blvd. La Verne 909-599-5823
    • Auto Zone-1410 Foothill Blvd. La Verne 909-596-0801 *Also accepts oil filters
    • La Verne Tire-2019 Bonita Ave. La Verne 909-593-1516
  • The County of Los Angeles regularly hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, click here for schedule 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.