The City of Beverly Hills has developed an integrated approach to waste collection services, which includes trash, green waste and recycling collection. These programs help the City reduce waste sent to landfills.
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How Do I Recycle?
Recycling is easy! You no longer need to sort out recyclables...the City does it for you!
The City has developed an integrated approach to refuse collection services including trash, green waste and recycling. BLACK containers are for all household refuse including recyclables and GREEN containers for yard clippings only. The mixed waste is sent to a material recovery facility where the recyclables are sorted and the yard clippings are sent to a composting facility.
This new system has enabled to City to meet and exceed a state mandated 50% diversion of waste from landfills. In 2011, the City's overall diversion rate was 78%.
Did you know…?
- The City recycles more than 70% of the residential and commercial garbage.
- Green waste, i.e. yard clippings, is turned into compost.
- The City collects e-waste (electronic devices, batteries, etc) at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market on the first Sunday of each month.
- Batteries may also be brought to the Beverly Hills Public Library for recycling.
It begins with you! You may already be recycling, but now is the time to start practicing the other R's…
- REDUCE, the amount of trash you produce
- REUSE, items before discarding them
- RECYCLE, all possible materials
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For more information call the Public Works Customer Service Department at (310) 285-2467.