The City's Community Services Department provides trash collection and recycling services to all residents and businesses in Claremont.
Claremont Resumes Recycling
Recycling collection resumed on Monday, May 4. The City’s contract recycling facility will begin a phased re-opening with new social distancing protocols in place. Your sanitation driver will once again collect trash, recycling, and green waste as three separate loads. As a friendly reminder, you can recycle the following items:
- Plastic jugs, bottles, and jars (plastics #1 and #2 only)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Paper, paper boxes, and cardboard
- Cans (soup cans, beverage cans, etc.)
All materials must be clean and dry, with no food residue. We understand that some customers have been temporarily mixing trash and recycling and there may be some contamination during our first week back to regular service. We would like to thank all of our customers for your patience and we look forward to continuing to serve you during this time.
The City has long been a leader in providing innovative solid waste disposal programs. Curbside recycling began here in 1983, years before most other cities even considered providing collection of recyclable materials. Our operation has remained on the leading edge of refuse and recycling technology by adding automated containers, commingled recycling, green waste collection, and variable rates.
Follow the links below for more information about the City's refuse and recycling programs.
Refuse/Recycle Collection Schedule [PDF] -- Learn more about what day your refuse and recycle is collected.
Holiday Collection Schedule -- The residential refuse/recycling program observes eight holidays throughout the year. This page provides a list of these holidays along with a chart to help you determine your collection day during a holiday week.
Business Recycling Tips -- If you operate a business within the City of Claremont, this is an excellent resource for learning how to properly dispose of potentially harmful waste products.
Residential Refuse/Recycling Regulations -- If you are a citizen of Claremont and unsure about how to properly dispose of your waste, please read this page.
Special Services -- Do you need a bin or roll-off for a large clean-up project? Check for available services and rates.
Claremont's Used Oil Recycle Center -- Learn more about where to recycle your used motor oil.
Claremont's Residential Recycling Center -- Learn more about where to take your recyclables.
According to Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the business sector generates more than half of the solid waste in California (approximately 68% of waste disposed). While significant commercial recycling already occurs, much of the commercial sector waste disposed in landfills is clean enough to be recycled. CalRecycle recently adopted Assembly Bill 341, implementing a mandatory commercial recycling requirement for medium-to-large businesses and multi-family complexes. To learn more about the legislation and how businesses can divert waste from landfills, thereby reducing greenhouse gas, please click here.
Electronic Waste Disposal
The City partners with GreenWay Solid Waste & Recycling Inc. to provide a FREE electronic waste pickup program. Electronic waste includes computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, televisions, DVD players, hard drives, fax machines, cell phones, etc. Residents can schedule a pickup with GreenWay by calling 909-518-7943. Used oil may also be collected curbside FREE of charge. To schedule a used oil pickup, please contact the Sanitation Division at 909-399-5431.
For information regarding the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste events, please visit the following website: http://www.lacsd.org/solidwaste/swfacilities/recyclecontact/hhw_e_waste/