Commercial Waste Collection

New Waste Collection Agreement with Waste Management

On July 27, 2022, the City Council approved a new waste collection agreement with Waste Management (WM). Please visit the waste collection agreement page for additional information about the agreement.

Under the new agreement, WM has an exclusive franchise for commercial waste collection in Westlake Village. This is different from the prior agreement, in which commercial waste collection operated as an open market. The new agreement establishes City-approved rates for waste collection such that all businesses will be paying the same rates.

List of new rates effective September 1, 2022

For businesses that already use WM for waste collection, you will be transitioned to the new rate structure. This will result in a rate decrease for most businesses, but will result in a rate increase for some. For businesses that will experience a rate increase, WM will be contacting you to review your service levels and needs and "right-size" your service to ensure that you have the proper balance of garbage, recyclables, and organic waste collection and the proper frequency of service to minimize your rates.

For businesses that use a hauler other than WM, you will be allowed to remain with your current hauler for up to five years until October 2027, assuming your hauler obtains a permit from the City and meets all City requirements to continue providing service. You may switch to WM at any time over the next five years, but may not switch to another hauler. If you switch to WM, you will not be able to switch back to your prior hauler or another hauler.

All businesses are required by City ordinance and State law to have recyclables and organic waste collection. If you do not currently have recyclables or organic waste collection, your hauler will be contacting you to add those services, which may increase your rates.