New Recycling Program Rules & Schedule

The City of Long Beach has transitioned to a city-wide residential alternating schedule.

Residential Recycling pickup takes place on Wednesdays only. The materials recycled will alternate weekly; paper and cardboard will be picked up one week and the following Wednesday will be pickup for plastic, metal and glass.

By sorting your recyclables by type, you can help to cut down on recycling waste and increase the amount of recoverable material that can be sourced out of your recyclables.

EMPTY and RINSE all containers and place glass, metal and plastics in a container.
FLATTEN and BUNDLE all paper and cardboard and place in a container.

High Rise Pickup (East Broadway, West Broadway, and Shore Road) - Recycling pickup: 6 days a week - Monday through Saturday (no Sunday pickup).

Commercial Pickup (Park Avenue and West Beech Street) - Recycling Pickup is seven days a week. Please separate recyclable glass, metal & plastic from cardboard & paper. Both products will be picked up everyday.


Download the following guides:

What to Recycle and How to Recycle Properly

Recycling Zone Calendar


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