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Yes! To reduce odors and general messiness, organic waste may be collected in plastic bags before being placed in the organic waste container. Any plastic bag is acceptable; compostable bags are not required. Waste Management has equipment at their sorting facility to remove all plastic bags from the organic waste material before processing.
Alternatively, free kitchen waste pails are available on request from Waste Management. These small plastic pails are intended to sit on your kitchen counter to collect organic waste in lieu of a plastic bag. The pails have a lid to reduce odors.
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The City has an exclusive agreement with Waste Management (WM) to provide residential waste collection services including trash, recyclables, and organic waste. To start or modify service, or for any service related questions, please contact WM directly.
Organic waste includes the following types of compostable materials:
All organic waste must be placed in the organic waste (green) container and not placed in the trash. Organic waste may be collected in plastic bags before being placed in the organic waste container.
Waste Management provides a free monthly HHW collection service upon request. There are also various locations to drop off different types of HHW. Please visit the HHW page for more information.
Waste Management offers a bulky item pickup service on request. Each household is allowed two free pickups per year, and a total of 6 items per year. Additional pickups are available for a service charge of $20. Please contact Waste Management directly to schedule a pickup.
Please submit a complaint via CityCare or contact City Hall at 818-706-1613. You may also wish to submit a complaint to your Homeowners Association's management company.
Please contact Waste Management directly. If Waste Management is unable to answer your questions, please contact the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-706-1613.