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Recycling Events

2021Free Drive-Thru Document Shredding Event  -Saturday, November 13 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

In partnership with Waste Management, the City will host a free Document Shredding event on Saturday, November 13 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. This event is for Laguna Beach residents and businesses. The event will be held at the City Maintenance Facilities, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road.

There will be a limit of 10 banker size boxes or 10 (13-gallon) plastic bags per carload or until trucks reach capacity.  For your safety and the safety of others, County COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.  Please wear a face covering and stay inside your vehicle.  All items for shredding must be placed in the trunk or rear compartment.

Unacceptable Items for document shredding service:

No three ring binders or hanging folders, file folders with metal clips, or X-rays. 

Important Event Reminders:

Materials will only be accepted from vehicles. Pedestrian traffic/drop-offs are not allowed.

This event is for residents and local businesses only: Please bring proof of residency or your business license number. No E-Waste or hazardous waste will be accepted at the event.

For questions please contact the Public Works Department at (949) 497-0344.

 

2022 Paint, Universal Waste & E-Waste Drop-Off Event  - Coming Soon

This annual free drop-off event is offered to residents and businesses to dispose of unwanted paint, batteries, CFL bulbs, and E-Waste.  

Residents and businesses will be invited to participate in the annual free drop-off event to dispose of unwanted paint, batteries, CFL bulbs, and E-Waste. 

Paint: All oil and latex paints.  5-gallon and smaller containers only. Wrap or contain materials properly before transporting them to the collection site. (Paint thinners, caulk, fillers or similar items will not be accepted).

E-Waste: Alarm clocks, camcorders, CD players, cell phones, computer monitors, CRT’s and flat screens, computers/CPUs/Laptops, copiers, digital cameras, digital thermometers, display boards on exercise equipment, DVD players, hand held electronics, home use medical monitors, IPods/MP3 players, microwave ovens, PDAs, programmable kitchen devices, pagers, printers/scanners/fax machines, radios of all types, stereos (no speakers), telephones/answering machines, televisions, and video game consoles.

Universal Waste: Mercury thermometers, aerosols (cans), all lamps and light bulbs, and batteries (alkaline, lithium, Ni-Cad, Mercury, and small lead acid). Rechargeable batteries which include lithium-ion are hazardous waste and will not be accepted at the drop-off event.

Important Event Reminders:

  • A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported per vehicle, per trip, as required per the Department of Transportation regulations. Multiple trips are OK.
  • Please wrap or contain materials properly before transporting them to the event.
  • Materials delivered to this event must be in secure, labeled containers.
  • Materials will only be accepted from vehicles. Pedestrian traffic/drop-offs are not allowed.
  • Waste is strictly limited to homeowners and small businesses.
  • Residents Only: Please bring proof of residency
  • Businesses Only: Please bring Business License Number

No other hazardous waste will be accepted at the event. See below for a detailed list of unacceptable items.

Unacceptable Waste: Household chemicals and products; commercial chemicals and products; radioactive materials; sharps; expired pharmaceutical products and other biohazards; explosives; ammunition, containers over 5 gallons; hazardous household wastes that are not considered universal waste such as, but not limited to, compressed gas cylinders (aerosols are acceptable), flammable liquids, oxidizers, toxics, corrosives and state regulated material.

Residents can also dispose of hazardous waste by contacting At Your Door Special Collection for a free pickup click here  for more information. Drop off centers are also available.  Click here for more information.

For questions please contact the Public Works Department at (949) 497-0344.

 

 

2022 Free Composting Workshops 

Composting is a simple and natural way to turn yard and food waste into valuable organic fertilizer for your home garden.  Waste Management offers four composting workshops each year at no cost to Laguna Beach residents. The workshops are held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 2022 dates will be announced soon. 

Two 20-minute instructional videos on composting are available. Click here to view easy guides to Backyard composting and Worm Composting.

For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (949) 497-0344.