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 Waste

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.


HHW eventHousehold Hazardous Waste Event: October 20

Here’s an opportunity to dispose of those hazardous substances that have been piling up in your cabinets & garage.

The amount of waste should not exceed 5 gallons or 50 lbs. per vehicle, per trip. Multiple trips are allowed. Tires are now collected by bulky item appointment only and are no longer accepted at City Household Hazardous Waste Events.
No explosives, radioactive waste, leaking containers, commercial waste or non-profit organization waste.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Location: City Corporate Yard, 15670 Perris Blvd., Moreno Valley
(between John F. Kennedy Dr. & Iris Ave.)


RivCo Recycles DayRivCo Recycles Day: November 10

Riverside County and the City of Moreno Valley are partnering to provide a free event with demonstrations and information on:

  • Backyard composting
  • Recycling
  • Food waste
  • Green cleaning
  • Vermicosting

Plus, there will be kids activities and games, Touch-a-Truck, food trucks, and more!

Date: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Resource Garden, 14310 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley


Recycling and Trash Collection

trash can description

  • 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 month 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

Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful

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.

See the Special Trash page for information on disposing of extra trash and green waste.

Tire Recycling

See the Special Trash page for information on scheduling a bulky item pickup for used tires, used tire recycling, and becoming a registered tire hauler.


Christmas Tree Recycling

Waste Management will collect and recycle Christmas trees for the first two weeks following Christmas on your regular collection day. See the Special Trash page for details.

Construction and Demolition Debris

See the Special Trash page for information on disposing of construction waste.

Note: home/property owners cannot dispose of construction or demolition debris from a remodel or other work in the regular, residential trash cart.



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:

Riverside County Waste LogoCal Recycle Logo Recycle Used Oil Logo
Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful LogoWaste Management Logo


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



Residential and Commercial Trash Rates


All City residential and commercial trash services are managed by the City’s franchise hauler, Waste Management Inc. Rates are effective July 1, 2018.

Questions about your waste collection services?


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Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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