Trash & Recycling
Murrieta provides an array of trash, recycling and special waste handling services to residents and businesses. For more information about these programs, use the drop down menus above to find answers to your questions.
All cities and counties in California are required to have in place programs that seek 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 should be dumped today. (Annual adjustments allow for growth.) While the community's recycling program is voluntary, residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to make full use of these services. Recycling and reuse of materials extends the life of landfills, results in less use of natural resources and improves the environment.
The City has been found to be in compliance with state requirements, having made a "good faith" effort to meet the goal. But more can be done. Recycle, it's good for the bottle. It's good for the can. It's good for all of us.
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.