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.
Questions about your waste collection services?
City of Moreno Valley Recycling and Waste Program
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The Recycle Team
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Organic 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.
Free Mulch Give Away to Celebrate Earth Day
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: City Corporate Yard, 15670 Perris Boulevard
Free mulch is available to Moreno Valley residents only.
The City will provide one truck load or 100 pounds of mulch per visit. Please bring a tarp to cover your load. Tools and on-site supervision will be provided.
Although the contents of the mulch have been screened, there may still remain a small portion of non-green waste matter in the mulch.
For more information, contact the City's Recycling Program at 951.413.3109.
Recycling and Trash Collection
- 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.
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.
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.
Large appliances (Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners may be accepted with a certified CFC/freon removal certificate)
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
Patio furniture, barbecue equipment, lawnmowers (remove tanks)
Lumber (must be bundled in 4ft. or shorter segments, weighing less than 50 pounds)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 are recycled!
For more information about recycling, see these online resources:
- Bottles and Cans
- California Department of Conservation
- Earth 911
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Commercial Recycling
- Tire Recycling
- Waste Reduction
- Business Waste Reduction
- Riverside County Waste Guide
- Riverside County Waste Management Department
- California Integrated Waste Management Board
- Waste Management of the Inland Empire
- Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy
- Recycling Glass, Plastic, Metal & More
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