Recycling & Reuse Programs


Household Hazardous Waste Pickup

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Waste Management makes it easy for Manhattan Beach residents to dispose of and recycle home-generated waste – including household hazardous waste – safely, easily, and responsibly.

Our At Your Door Special Collection provides you with unlimited front-porch service to remove the difficult, sometimes hazardous and hard-to-recycle items almost every household accumulates.

If not handled properly, hazardous waste materials may be hazardous to people, pets and the environment.   Thanks to our vast infrastructure and partnerships, we are able to recycle as much as 75% of all items collected, reclaiming valuable resources for the benefit of your community and the environment. Click here to see a list of acceptable items.

How it Works

Call 1-800-449-7587 and set up a pickup date. It is not necessary for you to be at home at that time. You will be mailed a collection kit for the waste. It includes a bag, labels, simple instructions, and a zip tie for closing the bag.

Collect your household’s hazardous waste in the bag and place it on the front porch or near the garage. Multi-family participants can designate a safe place at their building where the waste can be collected (never at the curb).

On the established pickup date, a WM At Your Door technician will arrive, remove the waste, and safely contain it in our specially designed trucks.  Once the waste is collected Waste Management technicians work to responsibly manage the waste and recycle as much as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: At Your Door Special Collection does not accept drugs of any kind, including over-the-counter medicines or other pharmaceutical products. 
Please contact WM Customer Service at (310) 830-7100 to receive a postage pre-paid pharmaceutical mail back bag for safe disposal of all non-controlled pharmaceuticals.

Multi-Family Recycling Outreach Program

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All cities in California are required to divert at least 50% of their waste from landfills and into recycling programs.  Recycling in single-family residents is on track to meet this goal, but the average multi-family complex only diverts between 3%-5%! 
Waste Management’s Multi-Family recycling program is an easy way to get your building on track, and increase diversion and sustainability in Manhattan Beach – and best of all, it is FREE! 
Starting April 2016, the State's Mandatory Organics Waste Recycling law (AB1826) will require businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste (food or yard) and multifamily dwellings that consist of five or more units to arrange for organic waste recycling services. Effective January 2017, this requirement will extend to multi-families and businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste.
Please see the state's schedule below:
Year          Cubic Yards Generated Weekly
2016          8 (organic waste)
2017          4 (organic waste)
2019          4 (commercial solid waste, regardless of amount of organic waste)
2020          2 (commercial solid waste, if state does not meet goal)
Waste Management will conduct a site visit of your complex and help determine a customized program for your building.
The customization includes: placement of containers, instructional flyers and posters, and individual apartment recyclers. Tenants, ask your property manager to get in touch with WM customer service to sign up for multi-family recycling.  Property managers, what are you waiting for! 
 Learn more about WM’s multi-family solutions.

CORe® Food Waste Recycling Program

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The City of Manhattan Beach has become the first Waste Management serviced city in Southern California to be launching a full-scale Food Waste Recycling Program that turns food leftovers into renewable clean green energy!

The program’s implementation was approved in conjunction with newly adopted rates by city council on July 7, expanding the city’s current pilot program. Food waste collection will now be offered as part of standard waste and recycling services provided by Waste Management. The goal of the program is to increase diversion levels and reduce the amount of waste that is taken to the landfills since approximately 25% of waste generated comes from food waste.

Currently, Waste Management's CORe® produced EBS is being used by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) at their Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson, CA, where it is added to the plant's anaerobic digestion system to increase the production of biogas (methane). The project converts food waste into renewable biogas each day, which is used to generate electricity.

Every ton of food waste we recycle through the CORe process is equivalent to eliminating CO2 emissions from 30 cars on our Southern California roads.

As one of the most innovative food waste recycling solutions, the CORe® provides an avenue to meet California's 2020 goal of 75% landfill diversion (AB341) and the State's organics waste recycling mandates (AB1826). The CORe® enables Waste Management to provide its customers with a cost-effective alternative for diverting food waste from disposal and to participate in a new and exciting sustainable technology.

By taking part in our food waste recycling program, you are doing the right thing for both your business and the environment.


Free Reusable Lunchboxes

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Think about your average bagged lunch - all the paper bags, plastic baggies, juice boxes and plastic wrap can add up over the course of the school year.

Imagine all the waste created over your child’s 12-year school career – just from lunch!

To help make lunchtime Zero Waste we are providing a free Go Green Lunch Box Set to every Manhattan Beach first grader.

WM will work with your elementary school to distribute lunch boxes at the beginning of each school year.   

Zero Waste Program

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zero waste

Education and public awareness are critical, key and essential elements of any efforts to significantly exceed AB 939 requirements and help achieve Zero Waste in Manhattan Beach. Keep an eye out for more information on how you can help achieve these goals.


Recycling Rewards Clean Cart Challenge

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Are you a super recycler?

Waste Management wants to reward customers who are doing a great job recycling. That is why we will conduct periodic, random assessments of single and multi-family recycling carts and bins.

Customers whose recycling containers have less than 5% contamination will be eligible for rewards.

Keep up the great work!


MB Shares

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Got Stuff?
Consider donating your gently used items to your new local Goodwill store. Goodwill transforms your donations into education, training and job placement programs that help individuals with barriers to employment experience the “Power of Work.”

Goodwill accepts: Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, Infant’s Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Accessories, Appliances, TV’s, Computer Monitors, Toasters, Irons, Coffee Pots, Houseware goods, Cookware, Dishes, Silverware, Glassware and so much more. Visit your local Goodwill today!

Goodwill Store - #436 Manhattan Place
1145 W. Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
(310) 802-6431