Solid Waste and Bulky Item Pickup

Senior Discount for Trash Service
2021 Sign-up Periord Starts Mid-April

Company Phone
Waste Resources Inc. (888) 467-7600
Bulky Item Pick-Up Waste Resources:
Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste (888) 253-2652
S.A.F.E Collection Center
1400 N. Gaffey St.
San Pedro CA 90021
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m

City of Carson - Waste Resources' Change in Authorized Commercial Trash and Recycling Service
This letter is informing all Waste Management Commercial Accounts - effective January 1, 2020 that Waste Resources will be the only solid waste hauler that will be servicing the trash and recycling service.

Waste and recycling collections are as easy as 1, 2, 3.
3 Color Cart

The 3-cart system used to serve residents of Carson helps maintain a neat appearance and tidy neighborhoods on collection day.

Waste Resources provides you with three easy sorts:

1. Trash goes into your Gray cart. All materials must fit inside your carts or containers. No loose bags will be collected.

2. Green Waste goes into your Green cart. Green waste accepted includes grass clippings, leaves, brush, shrubbery prunings, sawdust, tree trimmings, and tree limbs smaller than 4" in diameter. Please do NOT place any of these into Green carts: NO palm fronds, NO cactus or yucca, NO dirt or rocks. NO plastic or paper bags, NO pet waste, and NO food waste.

3. Recyclables go into your Blue cart. You can recycle all of these items:

  • All aluminum and steel cans
  • All colors of glass bottles and jars.
  • Clear, colored and white plastic containers, if labeled on the bottom.
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Junk mail
  • White ledger paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Colored and construction paper
  • Cereal boxes (with liners removed)
  • Telephone books

Please remember that these items are NOT recyclable and should be placed into your Trash cart: aluminum foil, scrap metal, window or safety glass, mirrors, light bulbs, styrofoam, wax paper, ceramics, drinking glasses, plastic wrap, food waste, packaging materials, and Pyrex glass.

By placing all of your green waste and recyclables into your green waste and recyclables into your Green and Blue carts, your will be able to decrease the amount of refuse that you place into your Trash cart. If you have more green waste and recyclables than will fit into your existing carts, you may call 310-830-7100 to request additional green waste and recycling carts.

Upcoming Refuse Holidays

The following holidays are observed by Waste Resources:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these days, your refuse and recyclables will be picked up a day later than normal. For instance, if the holiday is on a Thursday, such as Thanksgiving , residents who normally have Thursday collection would have collection on Friday, and those who normally have Friday collection would have Saturday collection.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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