The City of Long Beach has transitioned to a city-wide residential alternating schedule. 

Residential Recycling pickup takes place on Wednesdays only. The materials recycled will alternate weekly; paper and cardboard will be picked up one week and the following Wednesday will be pickup for plastic, metal and glass. By sorting your recyclables by type, you can help to cut down on recycling waste and increase the amount of recoverable material that can be sourced out of your recyclables.

EMPTY and RINSE all containers and place glass, metal and plastics in a container. FLATTEN and BUNDLE all paper and cardboard and place in a container. 

High Rise Pickup (East Broadway, West Broadway, and Shore Road)Recycling pickup: 6 days a week - Monday through Saturday (no Sunday pickup).

Commercial Pickup (Park Avenue and West Beech Street) - Recycling Pickup is (7) seven days a week. Please separate recyclable glass, metal & plastic from cardboard & paper. Both products will be picked up everyday.

City of Long Beach recycle pails with lids can be purchased, at cost, for $25.00 in the Tax Department, room 300 at City Hall, from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Cash, checks, Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.

Place all recycling receptacles curbside after 7:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and
no later than 7:00 a.m. day of collection.
If strong winds are expected, please secure containers
For Sanitation & Recycling inquiries or comments please contact 516-432-3132.