Palm Springs recyclingPalm Springs Disposal Services supplies Palm Springs, CA (pop. 45,907), residents with 64-gallon single-stream recycling bins. The recycler, which collects recycling for the entire city, uses a fleet on CNG-powered clean-burning vehicles to transport recyclables to a materials recovery facility in the Coachella Valley. Beyond the wonderful single-stream collection, Palm Springs residents can recycle plastic bags at the curb — something most U.S. residents do not enjoy.

Materials recycled

Paper Including newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, phone books, office paper, computer paper, envelopes, gift wrap, cardboard, food boxes, shoeboxes, paper towel and toilet paper tubes and paper egg cartons. Plastics All rigid, clean plastics numbered 1 to 7 and plastic bags are accepted. Metals Including aluminum cans and steel/tin cans (rinsed), empty aerosol cans, aluminum pie tins, aluminum dinner trays and clean aluminum foil. Glass Glass bottles and containers accepted (rinsed).


Curbside pick-up occurs on a weekly basis. Carts must be placed at least 4 feet from any obstructions on collection day by 6 a.m. A collection map is available online.

Other programs

The City of Palm Springs holds a twice-annual e-waste collection drive, where residents can drop off computers, monitors, TVs, radios, cell phones, PDAs, telephones and printers. Call 760.323.8263 for the latest collection dates. Office paper shredding events also occur twice a year. Residents are encouraged to drop off their sensitive documents for shredding and safe disposal. Call 760.327.1353 for further information. Bulky waste, such as furniture or appliances, is collected twice a year at the curb by Palm Springs Disposal Services. This service is included in residents’ waste fees. Palm Springs offers multiple ways to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. An HHW hotline, 1-800-HHW-PKUP, is available from 5 to 5 daily to schedule at-home pick-up of items such as syringes, medical sharps, oil-based paints and batteries. An HHW collection facility, located at 1100 Vella Rd., is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October through May and 7 a.m. to noon June through September (closed holiday weekends). Residents can bring up to 5 gallons or 50 pounds of chemical waste per trip. Riverside County residents can sign up for weekly composting pick-up as well. More information is available at

More information

Visit the City of Palm Springs Recycling website for more recycling program info.