All residential properties are required to have trash, 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:
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.
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 community.
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What goes in the BLUE recycle bin?
Empty Glass, Aluminum & Metal, Plastics (1-5, 7), Beverage & Soup Boxes, Clean Paper & Clean Cardboard
Break down and fold cardboard boxes to smaller than 3’ x 3’ and place in your bin.
If you do not have a Recycling Program due to special requirements, there are several Drop-off Locations throughout the City. If you would like recycling at your complex please contact the Environmental Programs and Operations Division at 310-253-6400.
What to Do with Reusable Shopping Bags
Think outside of the grocery store
Most people are in the habit of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store but, they also work for other items too. Try carrying a few bags with you on any kind of shopping trip. Some retailers may even offer a bag credit.
Reuse them around the house/garage
Use reusable bags to store items in the closet or garage. You can use bags to separate clothes within a large storage bin. They fit into tight spaces and are easy to pull out because of the handles.
ChicoBag Company accepts reusable bags, functional or not. They will distribute to low income families or recycle them into new, useful products through partnerships with artists, crafters and non-profit organizations. Mail your unwanted reusable bags to: ChicoBag Company, c/o Zero Waste Program, 747 Fortress Street, Chico, CA 95973.
Have more questions about What Goes Where, ask Recycle Coach.
What goes in the Trash Bin?
Non-Recyclable & Non-Hazardous Materials: broken plates, broken glass, polystyrene, foam, plastic bags, diapers, pet poop, kitty litter, incandescent light bulbs, toothpaste tubes, broken pottery, disposable razors, disposable ice-packs.
Used Clothing: Donate gently worn items to a second-hand store or clothing drive. Tattered and stained clothes belong in the trash.
Food and food-soiled paper should be placed in the organics collection container if available.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
TO DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROPERLY:
- Keep products in original container and sealed
- Drop HHW off at a Household Hazardous Waste event or permanent collection center
- Paint recycling: most paint vendors in Culver City recycle old paint. Visit paint care for details and locations near you.
WHERE TO DROP OFF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?
- Collection events: LA County offers free “Too Toxic to Trash” events around the County.
- Permanent collection centers: open year round, residents can drop off their hazardous waste at one of the free collection centers.
Common items include:
|PAINTS||LAWN & GARDEN PRODUCTS||BEAUTY PRODUCTS & MEDICINE|
|Oil and Water-based paints
Turpentine paint stripper
Products in aerosol cans
|HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS||AUTOMOTIVE FLUIDS & BATTERIES||MISCELLANEOUS|
Tub, tile and toilet cleaners
Floor care products
Aerosol cleaners and sprays
Metal cleaners and polish
|Windshield water solution
Auto body repair products
Metal polish with solvent
Fuel oil and other oils
Used motor oil and filters
Windshield washer solution
Kerosene & gasoline
Lead acid batteries
|Cell phone rechargeable Batteries
Swimming pool chemicals
Dry cleaning solvents
- CONTACT INFORMATION: In case of poison emergency, call 911 or the California Control System Emergency hotline at 1-800-876-4766
- Contact CLEAN LA or call 1-888-CLEAN-LA
- Paint Recycling
Couches, mattresses, refrigerators, cabinets, large appliances
Schedule Your Pickup
Contact the Environmental Programs and Operations Division customer service at 310-253-6400 to schedule your bulky item pickup. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m..
- A customer service representative will review set-out guidelines with you
- Your appointment will be scheduled within two (2) weeks of your call
Instructions for Collection
Place items at the curb by 6 am and no earlier than 1 day before your scheduled pick up date. Loose, uncontained or otherwise improperly prepared items may be subject to an additional fee.
Public Non-Profit Partnership
Culver City’s Mattress Recycling Program, in coordination with Bye Bye Mattress through the Mattress Recycling Council, collects unwanted mattresses and box spring foundations and loads these items onto trailers by Culver City staff at the Transfer Station. After the items are loaded a dedicated mattress recycler collects materials from the City to be recycled.
Information for Building Managers
Make sure you and your residents have the tools and information to recycle right.
- For your Residents
- Informational brochure on trash, organics, and recycling service.
- Kitchen Pail for in-home collection of food scraps & food-soiled paper.
- For the Building
- Recycling/Organics posters for common areas.
- Manager/Owner brochure for complete services.
- View California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling requirements
Get Free Technical Assistance
Need help assessing your service needs (trash, recycling and organics collection) or the placement of collection containers for optimum participation? Contact customer service, 310-253-6400 for the following services:
- Recycling, trash and/ or organics waste assessment
- To order additional organics or recycling containers, or to change trash service level
Check the Service Rates to see what fees apply.
Holiday Tree Recycling (Composting) Drop Off 12/26 - 1/31
"Park Your Tree" Program
- REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels and stand from the tree.
- DROP Holiday tree to the following drop off locations:
- Fox Hills Park
- Syd Kronenthal Park
- Culver West Park
- Veterans Park
Flock or artificial trees cannot be composted, place them in the black container.