Manhattan Beach


Waste Management is pleased to continue providing environmental services in the City of Manhattan Beach.  More information about your new programs is available under Programs and Services


"One Person's Trash"

Your guide to reducing, reusing, and recycling in the City of Manhattan Beach.  Stay up-to-date with the latest news, stories, and recycling tips in this quarterly newsletter, brought to you by Waste Management and the City of Manhattan Beach.  It's free for all residents!  Read it online here


Become a Certified Green Business!

Does your Company incorporate practices to reduce waste, save water, or reduce energy consumption? Do you want to learn how your company can do more? Find out about Waste Management’s new program to recognize and assist businesses in Manhattan Beach that are moving towards sustainability. To apply, go to or email us at
Program participants benefit from a healthier workplace; significant cost savings and access to financial incentives/ rebates; a “green seal” to place on their door or window; and an invitation to an annual awards ceremony hosted by Waste Management and the City of Manhattan Beach.

CLICK HERE for Green Business Certification Program flyer

Visit Manhattan Beach’s Newly Certified Green Businesses:
Pages:a book store

South Bay Green Design

Body in Balance Day Spa

Rock ‘n Fish

Le Pain Quotidien

Green Yogi <>

California Pizza Kitchen <>

D’Boutique <>

Manhattan Bread and Bagel <>

Bella Beach <>

Bella Beach Kids <>

Yoga Loft <>

Manhattan Towers <>  (1230 and 1240 Rosecrans)

Look! Optometry <>  

Bacchus – Wines Made Simple  <>

BrewCo <>

Children’s Orchard <>

Nikau Kai <>

The Ripe Choice Catering <>

Shore Fit <>

Trilogy Spa <>

Two Guns Espresso <>


Food Waste Pilot Program Extension

The Residential Food Waste Recycling Pilot Program is still going strong!

Based on the initial success of the 6-month residential food waste pilot, Waste Management and the City of Manhattan Beach have decided to extend the residential food waste pilot.  Check out this flyer for additional program information. 

The pilot program, which is being offered at no cost to residents or businesses, is part of the franchise agreement between Waste Management and the City that went into effect in July 2011. The goal of the pilot is to increase diversion levels and reduce the amount of waste that is taken the landfills since approximately 25% of waste generated comes from food waste. Pilot program results will also help the City and WM determine whether or not to move forward with a permanent food waste recycling program.

Residential Pilot Details: The residential pilot program includes approximately 800 homes located on five select routes located throughout the City. Maps of the pilot area can be found below. Food waste recycling is only available to residents who live in the pilot area who also currently have a green waste container. Residents who live outside of the pilot area, or residents who live inside the pilot area but do not currently recycle green waste, are not eligible.

Residential food waste will be collected and stored using food waste pails and biodegradable bags provided by WM and placed in the resident’s green waste container for collection. No additional truck routes will be added, and residents’ service days will not change. WM will deliver all related program information and equipment to each pilot participant ahead of the program start date.

Want to see if your house is in the pilot area? CLICK HERE to see pilot area maps.

Rather not participate in the food waste recycling program?   Residents in the pilot area can opt out by calling 310-522-6541, or by sending an email to

Out of compostable kitchen bags?  Purchase more at

Commercial Pilot Details: Ten Manhattan Beach businesses will participate in the commercial food waste recycling pilot. They include: Brewco , Grow- The Produce Shop,  Manhattan Beach Post,  Manhattan Bread and Bagel,  Manhattan Market, Mucho Restaurant, ROCK’N FISH, Shade Hotel , Simmzy’s, and the Strand House.

Waste Management recycling experts have been working with each establishment to create customized recycling programs and training to ensure a successful program launch. All participating businesses will receive special food waste collection containers and biodegradable bags to collect and store food waste. WM will operate a designated food waste collection route, which will run Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, to collect commercial food waste.

All types of food waste will be collected in the food waste recycling pilot, including: meat, poultry, fish, beans, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, breads, grains, pasta, eggshells, nutshells, coffee grounds, tea bags, and leftovers,  food-soiled papers, coffee filters, paper towels, paper napkins, uncoated paper plates and cups, paper egg and berry cartons and paper grocery bags. Items that cannot be disposed of in food waste container include: plastic packaging, liquids, Foam cups or packing materials, plastic bags or animal waste.

Waste Management also began donating event food waste recycling services and containers at recent City events, such as Earth Day, Taste of MB, and the Centennial Parade, to promote the new food waste recycling program.

CLICK HERE to view the commercial pilot brochure.


Call WM Customer Service at 310-830-7100, or email


Manhattan Beach Middle School Goes Green

MBMS is making waves this year with Grades of Green, an award-winning environmental nonprofit and Waste Management, as they bring the Grades of Green Trash Free Lunch program to MBMS!  Watch MBMS students perform a waste audit on their lunch waste as part of their journey towards Zero Waste here


WM Recycling Facility Tours   

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the recycling process?  Consider attending an upcoming tour of WM's local recycling facilities to see firsthand how our recycling programs work.  Please note, tour attendess must be over 14 and wear closed toe shoes.  Space is limited.  If you are interested in taking a tour, please email WM at to confirm your attendance.

Tours Dates & Locations for 2014

WM Transfer Station –321 Francisco Street, Carson CA

Monday, March 24th at 10am

Friday, October 24th at 10am

Orange County Recycling Center -2050 N. Glassell, Orange CA 92865

Monday, May 12th at 10am

Monday, November 10th at 10am

Check out this flyer to learn more about each WM facility. 



2014 Composting Class Schedule

Why compost?  Because a rind is a terrible thing to waste!  Join us for any of our upcoming 2014 FREE composting classes, and learn how to recycle your food and yard waste into a valuable and organic fertilizer for your garden.

All 2014 Free Classes take place at 10AM at the Botanical Garden in Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd (at Peck Ave):

- Saturday, May 3rd

- Saturday, July 12th

- Saturday, October 18th

**Residents may also purchase a discounted composting bin by contacting Waste Management customer service at 310-830-7100.


At Your Door Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Now Available!

Waste Management makes it easy to dispose of and recycle household hazardous waste - safely and responsibly.  This new program is now available to MB residents.  Use this flyer to find out how to request your safe disposal kit.


Pharmaceutical Mail-back Solution

Free pharmaceutical/medicine mail-back recycling pouches for safe, convenient disposal  are available by calling WM customer service: (310) 830-7100.

How We Think Green

Second Life Video

Click here to see videos of Waste Management’s recycling and sustainability services or for additional information and education resources.