Riverside Public Utilities

Clean Up

Clean Up Riverside's Environment

Riverside residents diverted 69% of its waste through programs like CURE.

The City of Riverside believes that keeping our communities clean and well-maintained discourages vandalism, graffiti, littering, and even crime. This belief led to the creation of Clean Up Riverside's Environment, better known as CURE.

Established in 2003, CURE was also established to expand California's Integrated Waste Management Act (AB939). This successful program promotes the value of having a clean city, raises awareness of litter, and improves overall community pride and involvement.

CURE strives to:

  • Make a marked difference in the overall appearance of our neighborhoods and business districts.
  • Promote a clean city as a general value to have and uphold among our citizens and business community.

CURE also addresses illegal dumping and household hazardous waste disposal by offering:

  • Free door-to-door used motor oil and filter collections
  • Free curbside appliance pick-up
  • Free drop-off days at the Agua Mansa Materials Recovery Facility

Periodic Collections Events

Each year, Riverside hosts periodic bulky item and electronic waste collection events for items too large to fit into residential trash containers. All items are collected free of charge for city residents. Check for locations and dates.

Here are the items collected:

Electronic Waste

  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Cell phones

Tires & Oil

  • Passenger and light truck tires only (tires on rims will not be accepted)

Bulky Items

  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Air conditioning units
  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Ranges
  • Toaster ovens

F.O.O.T Patrol

  • F.O.O.T. (Focusing on Offensive Trash) Patrols are periodic volunteer neighborhood trash cleanup efforts.

Household Hazardous Waste*

  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Bleach
  • Floor wax
  • Drain cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Aerosol cans
  • Garden chemicals
  • Pool chlorine
  • Sharps and needles
  • Household and automotive batteries
  • Barbeque propane tanks
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
*Antifreeze is household hazardous waste. This may be taken to the Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility located at 1780 Agua Mansa Road on any NON-holiday Saturday. Periodic events are scheduled for drop-off of residential hazardous waste.

Ongoing Collection Events

Electronic Waste and Toner Collection
SmartRiverside has one location that accepts e-waste on an ongoing basis:
2801 Hulen Place Riverside, CA 92507

Click here for more information.

For more information, contact:

Riverside County Waste Management