Refuse & Recycling

Please click on the link below to be directed to the City of Los Angeles Department of Sanitation, where you can obtain information on refuse, recycling, bulky-item pick-up, free mulch/compost, and others.

Trash collection for the North Hills West area is on Wednesday. 

It is important to note that trash containers can be set out on the curbside no earlier than 6 PM the evening before collection and are to be removed no later than 8 PM following collection, per Los Angeles Municipal Code 66.27.

Free Mulch for Your Garden

You can get free mulch for your garden from the City’s Mulch Giveaway Program! The free mulch is made from recycled yard trimmings and other “green waste” from the green bins.

Recycling green waste is an important way to reduce the amount of organic material that goes into landfills. When plant materials go into landfills, they emit large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane, which contributes to climate change. The City turns that green waste into mulch which is available to L.A. residents for free.

Free Mulch Locations in the San Fernando Valley

16600 Roscoe Pl., North Hills (near Van Nuys Airport)
Mulch delivered to this location Wednesdays & Fridays. Open daily 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

15800 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys (near D.C. Tillman Plant). Entrance: turn south on Densmore Ave. from Victory, follow curve.
Mulch delivered to this location every Monday.
Open Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

For more info click here.

Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

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