COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Trash & Recycling

City of Riverside Trash & Recycling

Due to nationwide staffing shortages in the Solid Waste industry, the City of Riverside’s Public Works Solid Waste Division has been impacted. Residents may temporarily experience a 24 – 48 hr. delay in residential trash, recycling, and green waste pickup services. If after 72 hours your trash has not been serviced, please contact our Customer Service Call Center in one of three convenient ways:

311 App:
Call: 951-826-5311


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Managing Your Waste

Using the right container keeps Riverside clean and beautiful:

Blue Barrel
Brown Barrel
Green Barrel
Green Waste
  • Cans/Foil
  • Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Metal
  • Milk Jugs
  • Milk/Soy Cartons (paper and aseptic)
  • Mixed Paper
  • Plastic Bags (bundled)
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Plastics 1-7
  • Styrofoam
  • Animal Waste
  • Cactus
  • Household Waste
  • Soiled Products
  • Trash
  • Yucca
  • Palm Fronds
  • Other Waste

Want to know more about Public Work events in Riverside? You can sign up here for e-mail updates on such topics as C.U.R.E events, holiday refuse collection schedule, community clean ups, public events, just to name a few.

The Public Works Department provides high quality trash and recycling services for business and residential customers within the City of Riverside.

Convenient curbside and drop-off trash collection services promote a healthy, clean and beautiful environment.

Several disposal options are available for residents, from regularly scheduled trash, green waste and recyclables pick up to special pick up services for bulky items, appliances and used oil. There are also several C.U.R.E. collection events held throughout the year to assist residents with the proper disposal of household items.

Residential customers may receive curbside services from the City of Riverside or Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. Commercial businesses and multi-family housing customers receive trash and recycling services from City approved waste haulers.

Did You Know? The U.S. is the #1 trash producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person, per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.

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