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Mark Your Calendars for Holiday Waste Management Schedules

Dec 26, 2019 08:59AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Trash collection and street sweeping services will be on slightly altered schedules in Manhattan Beach over the holidays. Mark your calendars for changes and special services as follows: 

Trash/recycling collection: There will be no trash/recycling collection on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Collection will be delayed by one day. This means that Wednesday's residential route will be collected on Thursday, Thursday's residential route will be collected on Friday and Friday's residential route will be collected on Saturday.

Extra trash/recycling: Waste Management will collect any additional trash and recycling materials that do not fit in the regular carts from December 26, 2019 - January 11, 2020 on your household collection day only. This extra opportunity was designed to help with the extra refuse that accumulates during the holiday season. Any materials beyond what fits in the regular container should be placed in bags adjacent to the container they represent (extra bags of trash next to trash cart, extra bags of recycling next to recycling cart, etc.). All boxes should still be broken down. All bags or broken down boxes must be at the curb before 7:30 a.m. Bulky items such as furniture or appliances need to be scheduled for pickup by contacting Waste Management Customer Service at (310) 830-7100.

Holiday tree recycling: Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees. Between December 26, 2019 and January 11, 2020, you can place your tree next to your cart before 7:30 AM on your regular collection date for free pick-up and recycling. Trees must be less than 7 feet long or cut into 7-foot sections (neither Waste Management nor City employees can cut trees for residents). All lights, decorations, tinsel, ornaments, and metal stands need to be removed.  Flocked trees will be collected at the curb but cannot be recycled.

Holiday light recycling: Holiday lights and artificial holiday trees with lights built-in are considered e-waste. If you have those items, or any household hazardous waste  such as paint, chemicals, solvents, thermometers, batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs, visit the Hazardous Waste Disposal page for full information on doorstop or drop-off options.

Street sweeping: There will be no street sweeping on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Those days will not be made up. The police department will not be ticketing for street sweeping on those days.

For questions about refuse collection, contact Waste Management at (310) 830-7100. For questions regarding street sweeping, contact Athens Services at (888) 336-6100.

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