Refuse and Environmental Services

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Public Works Environmental Services addresses many issues such as water conservation, air quality, storm water pollution prevention, waste and recycling.  If you have questions regarding the City's Environmental Sustainability Division, please visit the Sustainable MB website.

Trash, Recycling and Other Solid Waste (Refuse):

Contact Information
Waste Management (City's Franchised Hauler): (310) 830-7100
WM At Your Door, Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Pick-up: (800) 449-7587

To learn more about solid waste services offered by the City's Franchised Hauler, Waste Management, please visit our Solid Waste and Recycling Programs webpage, or select from the menu below:

Trash, Recycling and Organics
Residential and Commercial Carts/Bins (new, replacement, removal)
What Can I Place In My Blue Recycling Container?
Organics (Food & Yard Waste) and Backyard Composting 
Holiday Collection Schedule (solid waste collection)
Temporary Bin Rental (garage clean-out, moving, etc.)

Bulky Items, Donation and Paper Shredding
Bulky-Item Pick-Up (mattresses, sofas, small furniture, appliances)
Donation Centers (drop-off)
Document Destruction (Shredding)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic (E-Waste) Disposal
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & E-Waste (drop-off and at-home pick-up)
Sharps by Mail Program Disposal (lancets, needles, etc.)
Battery Recycling (drop-off and at-home pick-up)
Unwanted Medicine (drop-off 24/7 - controlled and uncontrolled substances)
Manhattan Beach Household Hazardous Waste Facility Closure (PDF)

Construction & Demolition Recycling: Waste Management Plans (WMP)
To encourage environmentally - responsible building, the State of California and the City of Manhattan Beach require that all demolition and construction projects deconstruct/recycle/divert from the landfill at least 65% of the total waste generated at the site.
Waste Management Plan Form (Word)
Construction/Demolition Debris Recycling Guide (PDF)  

Water Conservation:
Water conservation is extremely important in Southern California's desert climate. So what does that mean for you and me? Well, it means that water is scarce - in fact we import almost all of our drinking water from the North (the State Water Project). We also rely on water from the Colorado River (Colorado River Aqueduct). Water is a precious resource that we must conserve responsibly. Learn more about the City's Water Conservation Ordinance and what you need to do to save water. Protecting our beaches and oceans is another important goal for the City of Manhattan Beach. Learn more about Storm Water Pollution Prevention and what you can do to make difference.



Air Quality:
Due in part to the prevailing winds that blow eastward, Manhattan Beach enjoys very good air quality, but that also means our pollution is pushed to the east. As such we believe we have a responsibility to the region to do our part in improving the region's air quality.  One of the ways we are doing this is through the use of alternative fuel vehicles. The City also sponsors an employee rideshare program that encourages city employees with incentives to carpool or use an alternative form of transportation to get to work.

For Rideshare Information call 1-800-COMMUTE.












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