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A Reminder About Container Size

For decades, the City of El Segundo has provided free residential trash and recycling collection. Residents use their own containers and the City provides 18-gallon recycling bins as needed. The City has contracted with Consolidated Disposal Services, Inc. at below average pricing since 1993. Many cities have opted to change to an automated service where an automated truck rather than the driver picks up and empties containers. As a result, new trucks and larger containers are purchased and pricing increases. To assure that the City could continue to provide free trash service to residents, City Council has decided to continue with the same manual collection service for another five years.

 

Residents have inquired as to why they cannot purchase larger containers similar to those that cities with automated services have. Containers larger than 45 gallons are usually heavier, lack handles and are awkward for drivers to lift. If you purchase new containers, please keIf you purchase new containers this year, please ree trash service to residents, ep in mind, the containers must be 45 gallons or less so they can be lifted safely. The City appreciates your cooperation and looks forward to providing you with another five years of free, professional service.

For safe and efficient service:

  • Place all trash and recyclables inside containers.
  • Place containers curbside by 7 A.M. and return containers to private property on same day of collection.
  • If you choose to use your own container for recycling, make sure the “Recyclables Only” sticker is visible for the driver when the container is set out for collection.
  • And of course, container capacity cannot exceed 45 gallons or weigh more than 60 pounds.
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