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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

All you ever wanted to know about your trash collection


There appears to be much confusion as to when to put out the trash cans, when to put the cans away, how to place them, and not only when to return them, but where to return them.

First of all the streets and alleys are for vehicles. They are not places for trash cans to sit. It took a petition originally to allow a block to place their trash cans in the alley. Normal placement is the street. After the trash is picked up, cans are to be removed from the alleys and the streets and put in the yard.

According to the Bureau of Sanitation website, “Containers must be placed at the curb by 6 am on the day of collection and removed no later than 8 pm on the day of collection. On collection day, all containers should be placed with the handles facing the house with at least 3 feet separating the bins and any other object at the curb.” When the Update called Sanitation, they said cans on street from 6 am to 6 pm; do not have the LAMC code. 

Collection service will be postponed by one day following these holidays: New Year’s Day,  Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. If your collection day falls on one of these holidays,  collection will occur the day after the holiday. If your collection day is any day (within the week) after this Holiday, your trash will be delayed by one day. (Ex: normal trash day is Friday, your trash will be picked up on Saturday).

Bulky Item Pickup
“Bulky items” are large household items, such as mattresses, couches, and other furniture, that are too big to fit in a normal trash container. Sanitation does not collect automotive parts, construction material, commercial waste or cardboard as Bulky Item collections.

Sanitation encourages all to recycle bulky items through charitable organizations and thrift stores. If not possible, the Sanitation will pick-up large or bulky household items, such as mattresses, couches, and other furniture from residents serviced by the City of Los Angeles. To arrange for the removal of these items from your curbside, please call 1-800-773-2489 (this is the number on your trash can) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at least one day before your regular collection day. Bulky items are collected on the same day that your regular trash collection is made. Have an itemized list ready when calling in your request. 

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