Trash and Recycling

There is an easy way Santa Clarita residents can start recycling more and save money at the same time. The City has partnered with Waste Management to offer residents the new “Super Saver” rate. Upon customer request, Waste Management will provide customers with a 35-gallon Super Saver cart. The new rate is 20 percent less than standard trash service. Customers who opt for this service will have the smaller cart delivered and must return their larger trash cart. Contact Waste Management customer service at (661) 259-2398 and start Super Saving and Super Recycling today!

Residential Trash and Recycling Services

Residential recycling is strongly encouraged in the City of Santa Clarita. To make it easy, Santa Clarita has a commingled residential recycling program for all residents of single family homes, apartments, condominiums, and mobile home parks. Commingled residential recycling allows residents to place mixed recyclables in one container.

For a list of what is acceptable in the recycling bin and other helpful recycling tips, click on the Recycling Guide below:

Residential Trash and Recycling Guide (PDF)
Acceptable Recyclables (PDF)

How to Prepare Your Recycling

  • Rinse and flatten cans, milk cartons, and jugs to save space and energy
  • Metal jar lids can be placed with your tin cans
  • No need to remove labels
  • Plastic bags are only recyclable if they have the recycling symbol. They can be included with the rest of your recyclables.
  • To bag your plastic bags, combine all your grocery store plastic bags, dry cleaning plastic bags, or any other plastic bags in a plastic bag. Residents should then place the bagged plastic bags in the recycling bin.

Redeem your recyclables for cash

Earth 911 Site

You may redeem your recyclables for cash. To find a location near you, visit or

Bottles & Cans Site

Recycling Starter Kit

Order a free recycling kit courtesy of


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Multi-family Recycling

If you live in a multi-family complex (apartment, condominium, townhome) and don’t currently recycle, there is no better time to start! Contact your Homeowners Association or Management Company to locate the recycle bins available to you. If your complex does not currently recycle, contact Waste Management at (661) 259-2398. Waste Management will assist you in designing a customized program to fit your recycling needs.


Green Waste

Do you have a lot of yard trimmings? Recycling green waste in the City is also FREE. And you can have as many free green waste containers (grey cart) as you want! The green waste collected in your green waste cart is composted locally and used locally for various projects.

Please Remember: No plastic bags in the greenwaste bins.
Get additional information on greenwaste.


You Can Recycle


Grass clippings




Tree trimmings

We cannot Accept

Yard trimmings in plastic bags or wrapped in cloth or wire

Agave, yucca, palm, bamboo, or juniper

Kitchen scraps, fruit, trash, or hazardous waste

Dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, or sand

Animal Waste

Painted or treated wood, scrap lumber, formica, or nails

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Clothing Recycling

If it’s time to clean out your closets and drawers, please remember the Clothes for Community program. Waste Management, the City, and the Salvation Army have partnered to offer this program to provide residents the opportunity to donate their gently used clothing to the needy. This is an easy way to help less fortunate individuals, while diverting thousands of pounds of clothing from landfills.

To drop off clothes, visit the Salvation Army Drop Box, located at the Waste Management yard at 25772 Springbrook Road, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Residents can also call Waste Management customer service at (661) 259-2398 to schedule a free pick up.

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Cell Phone Recycling

Used cell phones can be recycled for FREE by dropping them off at the Best Buy store located at:

Bouquet Canyon Plaza
26531 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350