Residential Recycling and Trash Collection

The City of Moreno Valley provides trash, recycling and special waste handling services to residents and businesses through a contract with Waste Management. No other haulers are authorized to operate within the City.  Residents may apply for a self-haul permit by clicking here or by calling the City of Moreno Valley at 951.413.3109.

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City of Moreno Valley Recycling and Waste Program


Organic WasteOrganic Waste Recycling

Starting April 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) will require businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste (food or green waste) to arrange for organic waste recycling services. Click here for more information.


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Recycling and Trash Collection

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  • Place all waste in the appropriates container and close the lid.
  • Trash, recyclables and greenwaste placed outside of carts will not be collected.
  • Place your carts at the curb by 6:00 am on your collection day.
  • Roll carts into the street and place them against the curb with the handles facing your home.
  • Place carts at least two feet apart from other carts and objects.
  • Emptied carts must be removed from curbside by 6:00 pm on the same day and placed out of public view.


  • When is my trash pickup day?
    Check your address on the trash pickup map for Moreno Valley....
  • What type of trash goes in each can?
    Take a look at our handy can identifier to see what type of waste can go in each can.
  • Where can I recycle my bottles and cans?
    Here is a map of local recycling centers...
  • Do I have to have a trash collection service?
    Yes. Moreno Valley requires all residential and business properties to have trash collection services. The City contracts with Waste Management to provide collection and recycling services. No other haulers are authorized to operate in the City.
  • What if I want to haul my own trash?
    Residents may apply for a Self-haul permit by clicking here or calling the City of Moreno Valley at 951.413.3109.
  • Did you know?
    A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers – let’s make sure they're recycled!

    MoVal residents do not have to go out of their way to recycle. There are approximately 11 recycling centers citywide that buy back empty California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers, most conveniently located near places you live and work.

    Click here to locate a recycling center near you. You can also visit CalRecycles CRV for more information on material types subject to CRV.

    Acrobat Local Recycling Centers
    All days and times are subject to change. This list has been provided as a resource for the public. The City does not operate any of the locations. Contact each location directly for the most recent schedule.

photo of bulky items Bulky Item Pick-up

Do you have items that are  too large for your cart? Moreno Valley residents may request up to four bulky and/or E-waste pick-ups per year at no charge. Additional pick-ups are available for a minimal charge.

To make arrangements for pick up, please contact Waste Management at 800.423.9986.

Accepted Items

Unacceptable Items

Large appliances (Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners may be accepted with a certified CFC/freon removal certificate)

Automobile parts

Water heaters, water softeners

Hazardous waste, chemicals, toxic materials

Mattresses, sofas, chairs, tables


Doors, ladders, glass windows, sliding doors

Concrete or asphalt

Exercise equipment, bicycles, clothes

Dead animals

Patio furniture, barbecue equipment, lawnmowers (remove tanks)

Propane tanks

Lumber (must be bundled in 4ft. or shorter segments, weighing less than 50 pounds)

Construction debris

Carpeting and chain link fencing (must be rolled, weighing no more than 50 pounds)

Large items over 100 pounds

Tires for recycling (2 tires per year, per household)

Business/commercial tires


Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays!

Waste collection does not occur on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When a holiday falls on a weekday, collection for trash, green waste, and recycling will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no delays.

Additional Services

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Extra Trash and Green Waste

Residents may place curbside up to 15 additional bags of trash or green waste three times per year. Advanced notice is required. Please contact Waste Management at 800.423.9986 at least 24 hours in advance of your regular collection day for this service. Collection of bags over the limit will be charged.

Tire Recycling

Bulky items now include tire recycling. Moreno Valley Residents can recycle 2 tires per year, per household. Please call Waste Management at 800.423.9986 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule this bulky item pick up.

Tires can still be taken to the Landfill for disposal. Fees are $1.00 per tire up, to 9 tires. (The legal limit to haul tires is a maximum of 9 tires per trip, unless the hauling vehicle is a Registered Tire Hauler. If hauling more than 9 tires, and tire manifest documentation is provided, the load is charged at $86.03 per ton. To find more information on becoming a Registered Tire Hauler, click here.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Waste Management will collect and recycle Christmas trees for the first two weeks following Christmas on your regular collection day. Trees longer than six feet must be cut in half. Please remove all tinsel, metal ornaments and metal stands from trees. Flocked trees will be collected but cannot be recycled.

Construction and Demolition Debris

If you need to dispose of construction or demolition debris from a remodel or other work on your home you will need to arrange for a roll-off box. Construction type debris cannot be thrown away in your regular residential trash cart. Waste Management offers roll-off boxes sized from 10 to 40 cubic yards. Recycling roll-off boxes are also available for source-separated materials such as green waste, wood, concrete or asphalt. For more information or to order a roll-off box, contact Waste Management at 800.423.9986. Certain construction projects will be subjected to submitting a waste management plan. Click here for the CD-1 form.



Bottles and cansDid You Know: A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers – let’s make sure they are recycled!

For more information about recycling, see these online resources:

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Recycling Presentation

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The City offers exciting interactive activities and presentations to help educate the public about recycling and reducing your carbon footprint. These presentations and outreach are free to community groups and non-profit organizations. All outreach is tailored to meet the needs of all age groups: children, teens and adults.

Contact 951.413.3109 in order to set up an appointment for a presentation or activity. You may sample a portion of the presentation by clicking the link below.

See the Sample Presentation



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14177 Frederick Street
PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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