Trash & Recycling

Waste Management

Murrieta requires all residential and business properties to have trash collection services. The city contracts with Waste Management to provide collection and recycling services. No other haulers are authorized.

Waste Management Holiday Schedule:

The Holiday Schedule for Waste Management services in Murrieta are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If your service day falls on or follows one of these observed holidays, your service will be delayed by one day for that day only. There will be no delay if a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.


Recycling and reuse of materials extends the life of landfills, results in less use of natural resources and improves the environment. That’s why the law requires all cities and counties in California have programs in place to keep as much trash out of landfills as possible. Local government has an ongoing obligation to meet a 50% diversion goal, meaning that no more than half the trash sent to landfills in 1990 (adjusted for population growth) should be dumped today.  

Let’s work together to meet that goal. 

Recycle, it’s good for the bottle. It’s good for the can. It’s good for all of us.