New Recycling Program Rules & Schedule

Dual-Stream Recycling Program

Effective January 1, 2021 the City of Long Beach transitioned to Dual Stream Recycling. This means that residents and businesses must separate recyclable glass, metal & plastic from cardboard & paper.

It's easy, EMPTY and RINSE all containers and place glass, metal and plastics in one container. FLATTEN and BUNDLE all paper and cardboard and place in a separate container.

Residential Recycling pickup will revert back to Wednesdays only as of Monday, January 25th. The materials recycled will alternate weekly, so paper and cardboard will be picked up on Wednesday the 27th and the following Wednesday will be pickup for glass, metal and plastic.

Commercial Recycling will continue six days a week as follows: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Clean Mixed Paper and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Mixed Containers.

LBNY Recycling Schedule:

Download the following guides:

What to Recycle and How to Recycle Properly

Recycling Zone Calendar

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