Bulky Item Collection & Special Services

Waste Management of Orange County

 Customer Service Center (949) 642-1191 or email lagunabeach@wm.com

Bulky Item Collection

Laguna Beach residents are provided free bulky item collections three (3) times per calendar year.  This includes commercial and multi-family complexes. Bulky items include large hard-to-handle items such as furniture, appliances, e-waste, universal waste or up to 20 bags of trash or green waste*.  Up to ten (10) items may be collected each time at no charge. However, Laguna Beach residents may request additional item collection at a charge. Bulky item collection is a special service and collected separately from the automated cart program. Laguna Beach residents must call the Customer Service Center (949) 642-1191 to schedule a pick up.
*Instruction for trash or green waste:
  • Bags must be 35 gallon size or smaller and weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Green Waste can be bundled or bagged.  Bundled green waste must weigh less than 50 pounds and cannot exceed 5 feet in length and 2 feet diameter.
  • Heavy tree trunks and construction material are not accepted in this program.

Call Waste Management's Customer Service Center at (949) 642-1191 or email lagunabeach@wm.com to schedule a bulky item pickup on your next collection day.  They are open Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.


Leaf Collection Program

Between October 1 through February 28, Laguna Beach residents may participate in Waste Management's Leaf Collection program.  Residents may place unlimited amounts of leaves at the curb alongside their green waste cart inside tied plastic green waste bags. You can also place bundled green waste next to your green waste cart.  Bundled green waste must not exceed 5 feet in length or weigh more than 50 pounds.

Special Services

 Physically disabled customers unable to take their wheeled carts to the designated collection location can contact the Customer Service Center to request special assistance.


 Trash Tips

  • Place all waste in the appropriate cart and close the lid.
  • Place your carts at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled day.
  • Roll your carts into the street and place them against the curb when possible with the handle facing the house. Be sure the carts are about one foot away from other carts and objects.
  • Store carts out of public view except on collection day.  Laguna Beach Municipal Code Section 7.16.140 requires that trash and recycling carts be kept out of public view from any street except on the day of collection between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or when stored in an alley.


Collection will not occur on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When a holiday falls on a weekday, collection will be delayed one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week.  Service will not be interrupted on any other holidays.

Household Hazardous Waste

Do not place household hazardous waste such as paints, solvents, pesticides, gasoline, pool chemicals, etc. in your carts. For information on how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste click here. 

Special Bin Service (Rented Dumpsters)

For large household and yard projects, special bin service is available. For rates and information please visit Waste Management's website or call Waste Management's Customer Service Center at (949) 642-1191.

Waste Management Carts

Waste Management offers three different size wheeled carts - 35-gallons, 64-gallons, or 96-gallons.  Separate carts are utilized for trash, mixed recyclables and green waste. Call the Customer Service Center at (866) WM-Recycle or (949) 642-1191 or send an email to lagunabeach@wm.com if one of your carts is not fitting your needs, or is damaged or broken. Please have your current size available (it can be found in the first two digits of the imprinted serial number).  

Cart sizes
96 gallon cart (46" H x 26" W x 34.5" D)
64 gallon cart (41.5" H x 24" W x 27" D)
35 gallon cart (35" H x 19" W x 23.7" D)
3 yard bin (commercial) (4' H x 6' W x 4' D)
2 yard bin (commercial) (3' H x 6' W x 3'D)


Agency / Company


Website / Email

Emergencies 911
Poison Control Center (800) 876-4766 www.calpoison.com
City Recycling Hotline (949) 497-0323 lavila@lagunabeachcity.net
Waste Management of Orange County (949) 642-1191 www.wmorangecounty.com
OC Waste & Recycling (714) 834-4176 www.oclandfills.com
County of Orange Household Hazardous Waste Hotline (714) 834-6752 www.oc.ca.gov/iwmd
State of California Recycling (800) CLEANUP www.1800cleanup.org
CalRecycle (916) 322-4027 www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/

Additional Links

For more information about the City's Solid Waste Program, call (949) 497-0344 or email lavila@lagunabeachcity.net

Frequently Asked Questions