Waste Disposal and Recycling

The City contracts with Waste Management for Curbside and Business trash collection and recycling. Residents can call 800.266.7551 for billing/pick-up questions or to schedule a bulky item pick up.   All residential waste is picked up weekly on Tuesday.

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Waste Disposal and Recycling

Fall Leaf Program
pexels-photo-217027San Dimas residents can take advantage of the fall leaf recycling program that allows an unlimited amount of extra leaves and green waste to be left for collection. Just place any green waste that doesn’t fit in your cart in bags, and leave it on the curb on your usual collection day. This program runs December through February.
Christmas Tree Recycling
  • pexels-photo-717988After the holidays, residents with curbside recycling collection will also be able to recycle real Christmas trees at the curb during the first two weeks of January, on your regular scheduled pickup day, at no additional charge.  
  • Please remove all decorations, ornaments, lights, garland, and tinsel, as well as the stand.  If the stand is not removed from your tree, the tree will not be picked up for recycling.
  • If your tree is more than 6 feet tall, please cut in half before placing it at the curb.
  • For more information please contact the Public Works department at 909.394.6240.
Sharps Disposal
pexels-photo-415816Residents receive one free Sharps container per calendar year. Please call the Waste Management Customer Service Center at 800.266.7551 to order your container. Each container comes with a pre-paid postal approved return box. When your Sharps container is filled, box it back up, give it to your postal service, and Waste Management will properly dispose of your used Sharps (syringes and lancets). Additional containers are available for a $5.00 co-pay.
calculator-calculation-insurance-finance-53621All billing questions and concerns can be addressed with Waste Management by calling 800.266.7551.
Senior Discount
business-money-pink-coins-300x196As of January 2018, San Dimas residents 65 years and older may qualify for a 30% discount on their waste collection bill.  Please call Waste Management Customer Service at 800. 266.7551 or email cslosangeles@wm.com for more information about the application process.  Click here to be redirected to the Waste Management website.
Battery Recycling
pexels-photo-698485All household, lithium, and cell phone batteries can be dropped off at the Public Works counter in City Hall or the kiosk at the Senior Center, both of which are located at 245 East Bonita Avenue.
Bulky Item Pickup
pexels-photo-1321725Single-family residential customers may request six (6) free bulky item pick ups per calendar year at no additional cost (up to three (3) cubic yards of Bulky Waste and/or Electronic Waste per pick up).  Advance notice is required.  Please contact Waste Management at 800. 266.7551 at least 48 hours in advance of your regular service day to schedule. Additional bulky item pick ups are available at a nominal cost.

Bulky items include:  couches, washers, dryers and refrigerators.  Bulky items do not include large items such as car bodies or construction and demolition waste in amounts greater than one (1) cubic yard, tires, hazardous waste or any other items that cannot be handled by two persons.

Below are some general guidelines for preparing your bulky items for pick up:
  • Items covered in fabric (mattresses, box springs, sofas, etc.) must be covered in plastic 
  • Items that hold water (dishwashers, hot water heaters, toilets, etc.) must be drained or the liquid solidified
  • Items that contain freon (refrigerators, freezers, etc.) must be removed by a certified individual Some locations may collect items still containing freon for an additional cost
  • Long items (poles, playground equipment, etc.) must be cut into four-foot sections
For more information on bulky item pick ups click here.