Recycling & Waste Management

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COVID 19 Update

Palm Springs Disposal Services (PSDS) is continuing normal operations for residential and commercial waste and recycling collection. On March 19th, they issued a statement providing businesses and residents with some financial relief. For residents, PSDS will waive the full amount of the upcoming April - June quarter for residential customers that lost their employment due to COVID-19. For commercial customers, eligible businesses (hospitality, cannabis lunges, and gyms) can receive a 20% discount on their March Bill. To take advantage of any of these programs please contact PSDS at (760) 327-1351.

Recycling centers were closed by Riverside County at the end of March. The County has decided to be more consistent with state orders and guidance, so these facilities may reopen as of May 1 based on the Governor's Executive Order N-54-20 and guidance from CalRecycle. Read more on our Recycling & Waste Drop-off Locations page

The Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste facility on Vella Road will reopen on June 6 at 7 AM.

Please continue to help protect our wastewater treatment system and DO NOT flush "flushable" wipes, sanitizing wipes, facial tissues, paper towels, and other trash. Check out DWA's website for more information on what not to put down your toilets and drains.

Recycling & Waste Management Programs

The City of Palm Springs is constantly working with Palm Springs Disposal Services to improve the way we manage materials to reach our goal of diverting over 90% of waste materials from landfills. Our waste diversion efforts reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and reduce our nation’s need to extract raw materials.

You can do your part by buying better and recycling right!  In addition, you can take advantage of the City’s special collection services and events to make sure all your items are managed appropriately. Please click on the links to the left for more details. 

If you own a business or multi-family housing unit, there are special recycling requirements you must follow. Check out the commercial businesses and multi-family complexes link for more information. This includes information on the new requirements effective July 1, 2020, for some businesses to have separate waste, recycling, and organics containers for customers.

Need more help? We have included an “Ask an Expert” page that can be used to ask us specific questions about materials and products or to just help clear up any confusion about our recycling program.

For questions about residential and commercial recycling and waste management services, please contact Palm Springs Disposal Services directly at (760) 327-1351.

For broader questions about the City's recycling program, please contact the Office of Sustainability at 760-323-8214.Four Bins


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