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Solid and Toxic Waste

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The City provides many programs that assist the community in managing their solid and toxic waste.

Claremont’s Goals

  • 50% reduction of total waste generated by 2017 (Baseline year: 2006)
  • Increase percentage of solid waste diverted from landfills to 75% by 2020
  • Increase utilization of household hazardous waste collection programs

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Recycling
In addition to curbside pickup, recycling is accepted at the City Yard (1616 Monte Vista Avenue). Recyclable materials include paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, metal, and aluminum. The recycling center is open 24 hours a day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
E-waste The City offers free door-to-door electronic waste collection, recycling, and disposal through a contract with GreenWay Solid Waste and Recycling, Inc. GreenWay accepts most electronic waste, including computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, televisions, DVD players, hard drives, fax machines, and cell phones. Residents can schedule a curbside pickup by calling 909-518-7943
Household Batteries  The Claremont Library collects household batteries for safe disposal. For more information, please contact the library at (909) 621-4902 or visit the county website.
Prescription Drugs A drop box for the safe disposal of prescription drugs is located at the Police Department, 570 W. Bonita Avenue. Additionally, the Police Department hosts two Drug Take Back Events each year, collecting hundreds of pounds of medication.
Sharps Disposal The Sanitation Division and Senior Program offer a free sharps disposal program. The proper way to dispose of sharps is in an approved sharps container. Containers are available to Claremont residents at the Joslyn Center, located at 660 N. Mountain Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full containers may be returned to the Joslyn Center for disposal, and an empty container will be provided. For more information regarding sharps disposal, please contact the Joslyn Center at 909-399-5488.
Free Mulch Program Claremont residents are invited to help close the recycling loop by participating in the Free Mulch Program.
Used Oil The Sanitation Division offers free curbside pickup of used oil. To schedule a pickup, residents may call 909-399-5431.