Refuse/Trash & Recycling




As a partner in Statewide efforts to achieve "Zero Waste" goals, the City of Glendale is dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact of refuse and recyclables collection. In response to new State legislation for Mandatory Commercial Recycling, the Glendale Recycling Center is expected to be able to process mixed waste for recycling by 2015. Through source-separation in its residential and commercial operations, bulky item and e-waste collection, backyard composting and other programs, the City continues to approach the AB 341 goal of 75% reduction in landfill waste disposal by the year 2020.


In addition to free Residential Bulky Item Collection, the City of Glendale offers refuse and recycling services using two types of containers for both residences and businesses. For information on these services, please click on the type of container you have and on whether the container is at a business or at a residence, with residences divided between a 1-4 unit dwellings and 5+ unit dwellings.

Additional refuse and recycling services and information are listed at the bottom of this page.

Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Ordinance

Refuse Rates

AB341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling Details

Refuse and Recycling Service for 1-4 Unit Residences

(Single-family, 2-4 Unit Residences)



Click on any container to go to the "Automated Refuse & Recycling" page.

Refuse Service for 5+ Unit Residences and Businesses


Information about "Automated Refuse & Recycling"


Information about Refuse Bin Rentals

Recycling Service for 5+ Unit Residences

(Apartments, Condominiums)


Information about Multi-family Recycling

Recycling Service for Businesses


Information about Business Recycling

Street Sweepings Collection and Schedule


Learn more

Information on the City's other refuse services

Information on the City's other recycling services

Other Information

Scavenging/Taking of Recyclables/Privacy Concerns

It is illegal in Glendale for an outside party to take recyclables from your City-issued recycling or refuse container.

To assure privacy, shred confidential e-mail and certain financial information before placing such documents (in a closed paper or clear plastic bag) in the recycling container.

Scavenging should be reported to the Glendale Police Department by calling 818-548-4840. Section 8.44.180 of the Glendale Municipal Code prohibits tampering with any refuse or recycling container.

Zero Waste Resolution, Extended Producer Responsibility Resolution and Executive Summary of Zero Waste Action Plan adopted by Glendale City Council, 12/6/11

Zero Waste Planning - Agendas and Presentations from 2010 Workshops

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