Solid Waste & Recycling Services

Solid Waste & Recycling Services

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Solid Waste Rates in the Redlands Municipal Code

Solid Waste & Recycling Services

The City of Redlands is dedicated to the concept and practice of environmental preservation. We are constantly seeking new technologies and services which will not only preserve our environment, but provide more efficient and economical collection, recycling, and disposal of waste materials, while meeting all health, safety, and regulatory requirements.

Our extensive solid waste and recycling services and programs are designed with you, the customer, in mind.

Residential Services

All refuse, green waste, and recycling containers should be placed for collection prior to 6:00 A.M. of your regular collection day to avoid being missed. Collection can occur at any time between 6:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. or later, and can change from week to week.


Three different trucks will pass your residence to collect refuse, yard waste, and recycling waste throughout the day. A missed collection must be reported to our office within 24 hours of your regular collection day to receive a make-up collection. Credits are not issued for missed collections that are not reported.

Containers should be placed curbside at least 3 feet from any obstacle, such as a parked car or fence, and at least 1 foot from other containers.

Trash containers should be removed from streets as soon as possible after the containers have been collected, and in any event no later than ten o’clock.


Automated Green Waste Collection

Separate collection of your organic green waste materials is required in the City. Place green waste materials in the container marked YARD WASTE ONLY.

  • Green Waste includes yard waste such as grass cuttings, prunings, tree branches & leaves, untreated wood, sawdust, and other discarded plant material from private and/or public areas
  • It does not include palm fronds, cactus or tree limbs and stumbs larger than six inches in diameter

As with all containers, green waste may never exceed the upper perimeter of the container.

Contaminated Containers Cannot be Collected by Your Driver

If contamination is found prior to collection, your container will be tagged with a green tag by the driver and left. Once you have removed the contaminates, you can request a special pickup at an extra charge, or you may place your container out the following week for regular collection.

Plastic lawn bags are a contaminate and should never be placed in your green waste container

Automated Curbside Recycling Program

By recycling, you help: 

  • Conserve natural resources
  • Reduce air & water pollution
  • Reduce energy use
  • Extend landfill life


Glass Containers
Cans (tin, steel, bi-metal, aluminum)
Plastic containers (Number 1-3, 5, 7)
All paper that is not food contaminated
Computer paper
Junk mail
Colored paper
Paper bags
Paper egg cartons
Cereal boxes (with liner removed)
Aseptic packaging (juice drink boxes)
Wrapping paper (no foil or metallic types)
Paper six-pack and twelve-pack containers
Cardboard boxes (cut to fit inside the container)


Bubble wrap
Disposable diapers
Drinking glasses
Light bulbs
Plastic bags
Plastic house wares
Potato chip bags
Used oil
Waxed milk cartons
Rubber garden hoses
Window or safety glass
Food contaminated papers
Swimming pool covers
Packing peanuts / foam


2020 Solid Waste & Recycling Holiday Collection Schedule

January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No change in
collection schedule
February 17, 2020

Presidents’ Day

No change in
collection schedule
May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

No service on holiday,
rest of week one day later
July 4, 2020

Roll-Off Container Service

Delivery & Pickup Information

Roll-off containers are placed at the requested location and picked up on the seventh day after delivery For example, if the container is delivered on a Friday, it will be picked up the following Friday. Each day after the seventh (7th) day will result in an additional charge of $49.54 per day.

Delivery and pickup of the container can occur anytime between 6:00 am and 2:30 pm.


Bulky Item Special Pickup

Any item that does not fit into your regular solid waste container (automated, commercial bin or can), and is not considered a banned item (i.e., hazardous waste), can be collected from your curbside for a fee.


Home Generated Sharps Disposal Program

The City of Redlands is proud to be one of only a few cities in California who offer a program to help residents responsibly dispose of needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp objects used in the personal administration of prescription medications at home.


Free sharps containers are available to City of Redlands residents ONLY (Proof of residency is required).

When the container is approximately ¾ full, simply take it to Redlands Fire Station #1, You will be given an empty container in return.

HOURS: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

525 E. Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373

What Can I Recycle?

Please do not contaminate your recycling cart with trash and/or yard waste. All materials placed in your blue cart should be relatively clean, dry and empty.


Mandatory Commercial Recycling – AB 341

Is Your Business or Multi-family Residential Dwelling Affected?

State legislation (AB 341) mandates business’ and public entities generating four (4) cubic yards or more of waste per week, and multifamily residential dwellings with five (5) units, or more to recycle. This regulation went into effect on July 1, 2012, and it is important for business and multi-family residential dwellings to be proactive and contact their solid waste recycling service provider to ensure they are receiving the recycling services necessary to comply with AB 341.

Phone: 909-7987655
Fax: 909-798-7655