Recycling & Trash Services for Businesses

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All commercial properties are required to have garbage, recycling and organics* service which is provided by the City of Culver City's Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations (EPO) Division. Contact the Environmental Programs and Operations Division to start service, schedule a cart exchange or to discuss billing options and more. 

Public Works/ Environmental Programs & Operations Division:

Phone: 310-253-6400

Hours: Monday - Friday (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.). If you are calling after hours, leave a message with your name, phone and address and the office will follow-up the next business day.

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*Businesses are required to have containers and service of sufficient number, size and frequency for all trash, recycling and organic materials generated. Learn more about the State recycling requirements and State organics collection requirements.

New Item: Check out the Think Green Think Culver City Winter 2019 Newsletter for information on innovative projects and programs the City is working on in your business community. 



Collected organics will be turned into nutrient rich soil called compost. Under State Assembly Bill 1826, any business or institution with 4 cubic yards or more per week of garbage service shall subscribe to organics collection.

 To order a container call the Environmental Programs and Operations Division at 310-253-6400. 

What goes in the ORGANICS container?

Food Scraps & Food Soiled Paper

Organics Sticker

  • Raw or cooked food scraps,
  • Meats, seafood
  • Dairy products
  • Breads, grains, pastas
  • Fruit
  • Bones, shells
  • Pizza boxes
  • Napkins/paper towels
  • Paper-based to-go containers Veggies

Yard Trimmings

  •  Brush
  • Flower cuttings
  • Flowers
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Shrubbery
  • Tree twigs (4 feet or less in length and 6 inches in diameter)
  • Weeds
  • Wood chips

As easy as 1-2-3: Separate, Collect, then Place in the Organics Brown Bin. 

brown organics bin


  1. Separate Organic Materials – No glass, plastic, metal or trash in organics container.
  2. Collect in Your Interior Containers – Line containers with clear plastic bags, paper bags, BPI certified compostable bags or use no bag at all.
  3. Empty into Organics Bin for Pickup – Monitor to ensure only organics are included. Do not put recyclables or trash such as rubber gloves, conventional plastic bags, etc into the organics container.
  4. Train your employees on how best practices.