Trash, Recycling and Bulky-Item Reminders

It’s always a good time to remind everyone about Village policies regarding trash, recycling and bulky-item pickup. 

Trash and Recycling

Waste Management and the City of Laguna Woods, as well as Laguna Woods Village, all offer informational flyers with current rules for trash and recycling. To view the Waste Management and city flyer, click here. To view the Laguna Woods Village flyer, click here

Bulky-Item Pickup

Waste Management will not service (empty) a container that holds “contaminated” items—bulky items that are not supposed to be in there. 

If you have a bulky item you need gone, there is a simple procedure in place to properly remove some of the unwanted or broken clutter from your life. 

Waste Management’s free bulky-item collection occurs on the third Saturday of every month. Residents must call Resident Services at 949-597-4600 prior to setting out bulky items. Place items near your trash enclosure or the same location where you place your trash carts on Friday night or before 7 a.m. on Saturday. 

In-home bulky-item pickup remains suspended until further notice due to coronavirus-imposed social distancing practices.

Click here for a list of accepted and unaccepted bulky items, as well as Saturday collection dates for the remainder of 2020.


  • Plastic bottles and containers (1-7)
  • Aluminum cans and foil
  • Dairy and juice cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Tin and steel cans
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Office paper and junk mail

Do not recycle

  • Hazardous waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Construction waste
  • Polystyrene
  • Clothing
  • Medicine and sharps
  • Food-soiled paper and cardboard
  • Used napkins and paper towels
  • Plastic and metal hangers
  • Green waste

Do not recycle or place in trash*

  • Hazardous waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Construction waste
  • Medicine and sharps
  • Household cleaners
  • Batteries, including golf cart/car and vehicle batteries
  • Automotive products
  • Miscellaneous household materials
  • Garden chemicals
  • Flammable and combustible materials
  • Paint products
  • Mercury-containing items
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps
  • Universal waste

*Village residents can call Laguna Woods City Hall at 949-639-0500 for information on how to dispose of the materials listed above.

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