Recycling & Trash for Single Family Homes

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All residential 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 Division (EPO). Contact the Environmental Programs and Operations customer service office to start service, schedule a cart exchange or to discuss billing options and more. 

Public Works/ Environmental Programs and 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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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. 

Tis the Season to Compost your Holiday Tree. To learn how to compost or drop off your Holiday Tree, please click on the Service Info tab. 




As easy as 1-2-3: Separate, Collect, then Place Organics in the Organics Collection Cart to be collected and processed into compost. Please watch our residential food waste/organics video to learn more: 


  Organic Materials that Belong in your Green Cart

Food Scraps &                        Food Soiled Paper

Yard Trimmings  
 Veggies Flower cuttings
 Meats, seafood Garden trimmings
 Dairy Products  Lawn clippings
 Breads, grains, pastas  Leaves
 Fruits, vegetables  Prunings
 Bones, shells  Shrubbery
 Pizza boxes, waxed cartons  Tree Twigs (4 feet or less in length & 6 inches in diameter)
 Napkins, paper towels Weeds 
 Paper-based to-go containers Wood chips  


    • While preparing meals or when cleaning the refrigerator, separate food scraps and always scrape any extra food from your plate into a kitchen pail.
    • Use a kitchen pail or any compostable paper container such as take-out boxes or paper bags to collect kitchen food scraps.
    • Include food-soiled paper such as coffee cups and filters, paper plates, napkins, paper towels, waxed/parchment paper, and paper take-out containers.
    • Freezing food scraps or wrapping them in newspaper can prevent leaks and odors.
    • Empty food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant debris into the green organics cart.
    • By collecting food scraps, we’ll reduce waste and create compost for local farms and gardens.


Kitchen Pails

Kitchen Compost Pail with sticker of what to compostThe City is offering pails for purchase that can be placed on the counter to collect food waste until you are ready to place it into your backyard compost bin or in the city's organics collection container. We suggest using a newspaper, or BPI-certified compostable liner to help keep food waste from sticking to your pail. Residents can purchase kitchen counter pails from the Environmental Programs and Operations Division. To purchase, please call 310-253-6452.

The cost is $10; cash or check only. Checks must be made payable to the City of Culver City, and the price is subject to change.


Backyard Composting

The City of Culver City sells discounted Soil Saver Classic Compost Bins for easy at home composting to Culver City residents. Soil Saver bins are durable, strong, and 100% made from recycled materials.

 They feature:

  • Convenient lock-top to easily remove or add kitchen and garden waste.
  • Two side-up doors for easy compost access.
  • Self watering lid.

The cost is $70 cash or check only. Checks must be made payable to the City of Culver City, and the price is subject to change.  To purchase call 310-253-6452 to make an appointment to pick-up.