Trash & Recycling FAQs

Our goal is to provide excellent customer service, educate our community, and answer your questions. If your question does not appear below, please contact us.

Does the District recycle?

How am I billed for trash service?

How much does my trash service cost?

How many trash carts are included in my service?

What can I put in my trash carts?

Where do I place my trash cans on collection day?

Does the District collect all of Costa Mesa's trash?

How do I transfer trash collection service to my name?

What is considered hazardous waste?

Can I have Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collected at my curbside?

Where can I drop off sharps and medications for disposal?

Can I request an additional trash can?

What happened to the larger 90-gallon trash carts?

Which holidays result in trash collection delays?

Where can I redeem recyclables for California Redemption Value (CRV)?

Someone illegally dumped large items on the side of the road. How can I report this and have them picked up?