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Waste Disposal and Recycling


The City contracts with Waste Management for Curbside and Business trash collection and recycling. Residents can call (800) 266-7551 for billing/pick-up questions or to schedule a bulky item pick up. All residential waste is picked up weekly on Tuesday.

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Fall Leaf Program

San Dimas residents can take advantage of the fall leaf recycling program that allows an unlimited amount of extra leaves and green waste to be left for collection. Just place any green waste that doesn’t fit in your cart in bags, and leave it on the curb on your usual collection day. This program runs December through February.

Christmas Tree Recycling

After the holidays, residents with curbside recycling collection will also be able to recycle real Christmas trees at the curb for three weeks after Christmas. When the time comes, please remove all decorations, ornaments, lights, garland, and tinsel, as well as the stand. If the stand is not removed from your tree, the tree will not be picked up for recycling. If your tree is more than 6 feet tall, please cut it into two pieces before placing it at the curb, it should be bare. Place the bare tree next to your normal recycling bin on your collection day. For more information on this or other recycling programs, call the Environmental Coordinator at (909) 394-6244.

Sharps Disposal

Residents receive one free Sharps container per calendar year. Please call the Waste Management Customer Service Center at (800) 266-7551 to order your container. Each container comes with a pre-paid postal approved return box. When your Sharps container is filled, box it back up, give it to your postal service, and Waste Management will properly dispose of your used Sharps (syringes and lancets). Additional containers are available for a $5.00 co-pay.


All billing questions and concerns can be addressed with Waste Management by calling
(800) 266-7551

Senior Discount

As of January 2018, San Dimas residents 65 years and older may qualify for a 30% discount on their waste collection bill. To qualify, simply call Waste Management customer service at (800) 266-7551 or click the link below to complete the discount application form.

Senior Discount Application Form

Battery Recycling

All household, lithium, and cell phone batteries can be dropped off at the Public Works counter in City Hall or the kiosk at the Senior Center, both of which are located at 245 East Bonita Avenue.

Bulky Item Pickup

Single-family residential customers may request six (6) free bulky item pick ups per calendar year at no additional cost (up to three (3) cubic yards of Bulky Waste and/or Electronic Waste per pick up). Advance notice is required. Please contact Waste Management at (800) 266-7551 at least 48 hours in advance of your regular service day to schedule. Additional bulky item pick ups are available at a nominal cost.
Bulky items include: couches, washers, dryers and refrigerators. Bulky items do not include large items such as car bodies or construction and demolition waste in amounts greater than one (1) cubic yard, tires, hazardous waste or any other items that cannot be handled by two persons.