It’s time to get back on the recycling horse, here how to do it for West Side Los Angeles:
Drop-off, No-Sort Recycling
Alley Drop-off Services: Drop-off recycling services are offered throughout Santa Monica with the distribution of 1,500 large light-blue plastic public recycling containers. The program offers a no-sort, hassle-free, drop-off option. Look for the nearest alley and you will likely find one there. If you have any questions, please call the Solid Waste Management at (310) 458-2223.
Community Recycling Center: The Community Recycling Center, accepts all recyclable materials including valuable scrap is located at 2411 Delaware Ave., near the intersection of Cloverfield Blvd. and Michigan Ave.. The center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday (closed on Sunday). (310) 453-9677.
Santa Monica Recycling & Transfer Station: The Recycling & Transfer Station accepts bulky-item recycling and electronics recycling and is located at 2401 Delaware Ave., adjacent the Community Recycling Center. The hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday (closed on Sunday). (310) 829-7323.
- Materials Accepted:
- Scrap metal
- Yard trimmings
- Construction and demolition debris
For more information, please call the Solid Waste Management Division at (310) (310) 458-2223, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and alternate Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also leave a message after hours and on weekends, and your call will be returned on the next business day.
Household Hazardous Waste – Recycling & Disposal
Many materials commonly used around the home are legally classified as hazardous waste and may not be disposed of in the trash. These include water and oil-based paints, solvents, used motor oil and oil filters, antifreeze, household and auto batteries, other automobile fluids, pesticides and herbicides, household cleaners including bleach and polishes, pool and photography chemicals, fluorescent light tubes and many other household products.
Santa Monica residents can safely dispose of these products at the Household Hazardous Waste Center, located at 2500 Michigan Avenue, free of charge. The facility is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and on Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is (310) 458-8255. Use of this free service requires proof of Santa Monica residency.
State law requires that no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste be disposed of on each visit. If possible, keep the waste in its original container. If the container is leaking, place the entire container into a larger container of the same material. For example, put a leaking plastic container into a larger plastic container, metal into metal or glass into glass.
For more information on recycling and disposal of household hazardous materials and waste, visit the Environmental Programs Division website, or call (310) 458-2213, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and alternate Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours or on weekends you may leave a message and your call will be returned on the next business day. To report an emergency or hazardous spill, please call 9-1-1.
Latex Paint and Batteries – Disposal & Recycling
Latex paint and household and car batteries are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Center located at 2500 Michigan Avenue. The center is open Wednesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free service is available only to Santa Monica residents and requires proof of residency.
For additional information about recycling latex paint, household/car batteries, and other household hazardous waste, please visit the Environmental Programs Division website or call (310) 458-2213, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and alternate Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours and on weekends you may leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day.
Recycling Used Automotive Products
Motor oil and anti-freeze not properly disposed of can pollute groundwater, harm Santa Monica Bay and place people and pets at risk. You should never pour used oil or anti-freeze on the ground or down a storm drain, nor should it be placed in refuse or recycling containers. Used motor oil, filters, antifreeze, degreasers, lubricants, and car batteries can be recycled at the city’s Household Hazardous Waste Center located at 2500 Michigan Avenue . The facility is open Wednesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This service is free to Santa Monica residents and requires proof of residency. Free containers for recycling use motor oil and filters are also available to all residents.
There are a number of Santa Monica locations where residents can recycle used motor oil and filters for free. When recycling a used oil filter, be sure to drain it first, place it in a leak proof, tightly sealed plastic bag. Help avoid contamination by not mixing used motor oil with any other automotive products such as gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, and cleaners.
For information on the closest used motor oil and filter recycling location to you, or to find out where to get a free recycling containers, please visit the Environmental Programs Division website, or call the Environmental Programs Division at (310) 458-2213, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and alternate Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours and on weekends, you may leave a message and your call will be returned on the next business day. Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Pick-up – Holiday Schedule
Refuse, recycling and yard debris are collected on a regular Monday through Friday schedule. The city’s Solid Waste Management Division observes the following holidays and there is no collection:
New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (the third Monday in January), Presidents’ Day (the third Monday in February), Memorial Day (the last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (the first Monday in September), Thanksgiving Day (the fourth Thursday in November), and Christmas Day (December 25).
Residential refuse which would normally be picked up on a day that falls on a holiday will be collected on the following day, and for the remainder of that week all refuse collection will be one day behind the regular schedule. For instance, if a holiday falls on a Monday, Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday routes on Wednesday and so on. Friday routes will be collected on Saturday.
If you do not know what day collection occurs in your area or if you have other questions concerning the city’s collection schedules, please call (310) 458-2223, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also leave a message after hours and on weekends; your call will be returned on the next business day.
Telephone Directory Recycling
Old telephone directories may be recycled at any time of the year with other mixed paper recyclables in the blue recycling container. Residents living in multi-family dwellings may recycle telephone books at the nearest 300-gallon recycling container located in their alley.
Larger commercial entities having more than fifty telephone books may participate in the special collections program. This service is offered in April and May. Containers for telephone books are delivered to your business and collected once full.
For more information on drop-off locations or the special collections program, please call the Solid Waste Management Division at (310) 458-2223, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also leave a message after hours and on weekends; your call will be returned on the next business day. Solid Waste Management
There you go, now you have no excuse for being a toxic degenerate mongrel. BTW Kudos to Santa Monica for banning take out Styrofoam containers! If you really want to help recycle, make a sign that says something clever about recycling and stand on Lincoln and any major cross street and flare it around with a smile.