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Commercial Service

Commercial businesses will be provided with the following enhanced services on your scheduled collection day:

  • Trash (Green Bin)
  • Recyclable Materials (White Bin)- Free for unlimited commercial recycling

If you do not have space for a recycling bin, Waste Management will provide 64 or 96 gallon recycling carts at no charge

Hours of collection: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Commercial businesses located within 100 ft. of a residential property have collection hours between 7:00 am – 5:00pm.

Click here to view a printable, full color version, of these commercial guidelines. Complete with extra recycling resources, and a 5-Step plan to begin your company's waste diversion and recycling program.

Commercial Collection Service Rates (Effective 7/2015 - 7/2016)

Container Size Collection Frequency
  1X Week 2X Week 3X Week 4X Week 5X Week 6X Week
1 CY $70.82 $141.65 $212.47 $283.30 $354.15 $424.97
1.5 CY $79.14 $158.29 $237.42 $316.58 $395.72 $474.87
2 CY $87.44 $174.92 $262.38 $349.86 $437.32 $524.78
3 CY $104.08 $208.20 $312.28 $416.39 $520.51 $624.59
4 CY $120.71 $241.48 $362.19 $482.93 $603.67 $724.39

Prohibited Waste

Do NOT place the following materials in your carts:

  • Hazardous Waste - (products labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, or irritant)
  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Automotive batteries
  • Tires
  • Hot ashes
  • Electronic waste (electronic equipment such as computers, TVs, cell phones, microwave ovens)
  • Infectious waste (including used needles)
  • Dead animals (weighing more than 10 lbs.)

If these materials are found in the cart, it will be tagged with a Non-Collection Notice and will not be serviced.


Recycling is free for all commercial customers. Businesses will be provided with a white recycling bin for recyclable materials. Per California law (AB341), recycling is now also mandatory for all commercial businesses and multi-family complexes. If you do not yet have recycling, please call Waste Management Customer Service at (310)677-6500 to establish service.

Acceptable Materials for Recycling:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Bottles & containers (#1-7)
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal & food boxes
  • Clear, brown & green food & beverage containers   
  • Detergent containers
  • Egg cartons
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Food cans
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Mixed color paper
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags
  • Pipe tins
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic milk containers
  • Steel cans
  • Telephone books
  • Tin cans
  • White paper

These items are not recyclable:

  • Animal waste
  • Carpet
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Electronic waste
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Light bulbs
  • Liquids
  • Mirrors
  • Pizza boxes with food residue
  • Tissue paper
  • Window glass
  • Wood

Temporary Bins and Roll-off Boxes

Customers can order temporary bins and roll off boxes for temporary or construction/demolition projects. For ordering and pricing information, please call WM Customer service at 1-800-774-0222 or 310-677-6500.

WM Snapshot Program

Waste Management’s Snapshot program works with customers to manage the problem of trash overflows and under-serviced accounts. Customers may receive “snapshot” photos taken by drivers of overage or other hazards with suggestions for service changes to remediate the issue. Assisting customers with establishing the appropriate service levels for their needs, container maintenance & safety issues. In the long term, cleaner neighborhoods tend to be less impacted by crime, have higher property values, less health issues.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. These include many common hazardous waste items such as paint, batteries, oil, and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink or storm drain.

The County of Los Angeles has information for businesses on safe hazardous waste collection. For more information, please contact the Los Angeles County Department Public Works at (888) CLEAN-LA (253-2652) or log on to http://www.888.cleanla.com/.


Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is the term used to describe discarded electronic equipment. Television, microwaves, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, VCR’s, fax machines, electronic games and cell phones fall in this category. These products contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) which are made of lead and cannot be disposed of in your trash or recycling carts. However, WM can collect e-waste from commercial customers. Please contact WM Customer Service for pricing and scheduling information.

Additionally, the County of Los Angeles provides information on safe disposal of electronic waste. For more information, please call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at (888) CLEAN-LA (253- 2652) or log on to http://www.888.cleanla.com/.

Additional Recycling Programs

Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, which is a regulated waste at federal and state levels. When lamps are broken during handling and storage, they release mercury and may put employees – and companies – at risk.

The WM LampTracker recycling program is a safe and cost-effective way to manage this easy-to-overlook environmental and health hazard. Our exclusive, patentpending Mercury VaporLok packaging reduces the risk of mercury exposure for employees and carriers during collection, storage, and shipment, therefore reducing customer liability. WM LampTracker services are also available for the safe and responsible recycling of used batteries and ballasts.

For more information, please contact your Account Manager or visit http://www.wmlamptracker.com/

Recycling Bins, Temporary Bins, Roll-Off Containers & Storage Bins
Contact customer service for more information about these additional services.

Tire Recycling
Call your local tire stores for drop-off locations or call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at (888) CLEAN-LA (253-2652) or log on to http://www.888.cleanla.com/ for more information.

Assembly Bill 341

California’s Recycling Law AB341 is in effect. The state-wide, mandatory commercial recycling regulation now requires all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste weekly to recycle. Contact Waste Management’s customer service to set up your free AB 341 waste audit. Waste Management’s recycling experts can help you identify opportunities to reduce, reuse, recycle, and save money.

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling- AB 1826 

Covered Businesses Must Have Organics Recycling 

Assembly Bill 1826- As part of California's recycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals, businesses are required to collect yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting, as of April 1, 2016. Multifamily buildings with five or more units are also required to collect yard trimmings. These organic materials account for nearly one-third of the approximately 30 million tons of waste destined for California's landfills each year. Diverting organics from landfills for processing into compost and mulch reduces landfill GHG emissions and produces sustainable products that contribute to soil health, plant nutrition, water conservation and carbon sequestration.  Mandatory commercial organics recycling helps to meet the goals of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32.



Businesses that generate eight (8) cubic yards of organic waste per week, including food scraps and yard trimmings, are required to have organics recycling service as of April 1, 2016.

Multi-family properties with five (5) units or more that generate eight (8) cubic yards of organic waste per week are also covered. As of January 1, 2019 collection of food scraps and food soiled paper will be required. Some jurisdictions may require this sooner; check with your municipality.


Food Scraps including solid, semi solid, and liquid food such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, bread, rice, pasta, and oils; coffee filters and tea bags; cut flowers and herbs.

Yard Trimmings including grass clippings, leaves, flowers, hedge trimmings, weeds, etc. Nonhazardous Wood including tree branches, trunks, and untreated lumber.

Food-Soiled paper is uncoated paper that is soiled with liquid or solid food waste and typically includes products such as napkins, towels, and tissues, paper plates, paper cups, fast food wrappers, egg cartons, used pizza boxes, wax-coated cardboard, and other similar paper or compostable packaging.



Every jurisdiction in California is required to implement an organics recycling program and conduct outreach to regulated business as of January 1, 2016. In addition, jurisdictions are

required to monitor regulated business to ensure that they comply with recycling requirements.


April  1, 2016, businesses and mutli-family buildings generating 8 cubic yards per week of covered organics shall arrange for organics recycling service.

January 1, 2017, businesses generating 4 cubic yards per week or organics shall arrange for organics recycling service.

January  1, 2019, businesses and multi-family properties generating 4 cubic yards of commercial solid waste (trash) shall arrange for organics recycling service.


Our trained employees can help you determine the size container and frequency of service required to meet your needs. Please contact customer service for more information.

For more information, visit: caIrecycle.ca.gov /Recycle/Commercial/Organics.