Santa Monica Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Santa Monica trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Santa Monica is in California with Oxnard to the northwest, Redondo Beach and Long Beach to the south, Los Angeles to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Santa Monica Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

All refuse collection will be one day later than the regular schedule. Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, etc.

  • There will be regular trash/recycling/organics collection on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31).
  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (third Monday of January)
  • Presidents’ Day (third Monday of February)
  • Cesar Chavez Day (March 31st)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
  • Juneteenth (June 19th)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day (first Monday of September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
  • Christmas Day Observed (observed December 26th)

Santa Monica Trash Collection Map

Santa Monica Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, furniture and similar items.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

No yard waste, construction debris or hazardous waste will be collected. 

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Santa Monica and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Santa Monica?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Santa Monica Public Works Department?

2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404

Phone: (866) 311-7266
Fax: 310-264-7750
email: [email protected]

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