Franchised Waste Haulers
The City has exclusive franchise agreements with Waste Management (G. I. Industries) and Anderson Rubbish Disposal to provide solid waste discard and waste diversion programs including trash services, bulky item pick-ups, curbside recycling, and green waste programs. The City establishes and regulates the rates and services of the haulers to ensure that residents and businesses are provided with exceptional service at reasonable rates.
To initiate service or for other customer service inquiries, please call Waste Management at (805) 522-9400 or Anderson Rubbish Disposal at (805) 526-1919.
Although many materials are now recyclable, all occupied properties in Simi Valley are required to subscribe to solid waste services from one of the above franchised waste haulers to prevent issues associated with the accumulation of waste and the impacts it can have on the community.
Commercial discard collection occurs between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Although businesses are not required to subscribe to recycling or compostable material services provided by the City’s franchised haulers, commingled recycling and yard waste and organic material services are available. Additionally, the State of California requires businesses that are generating 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week to implement a recycling program. Learn more about the State’s commercial recycling law.
ResidentialThe base discard service provided to residents includes 71-gallon receptacles for trash, recycling, and yard waste. A detailed list of accepted materials for each receptacle is listed below. All materials placed curbside for collection must fit in the appropriate receptacle, or it will not be collected. Automated curbside collection occurs between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. In addition, residents are provided with a free bulky item pickup of up to four items once per calendar year. Items will be picked up curbside, but residents need to call their hauler to schedule the pickup in advance.
Trash (Blue Receptacle): All non-recyclable materials are to be placed in your blue trash receptacle.
Recycling (Gray Receptacle): Aluminum, tin cans, plastics, glass, cardboard, brown paper bags, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, and mixed paper.
Yard Trimmings (Green Receptacle): Yard trimmings such as grass clippings, leaves, brush, tree limbs, horse manure, unpainted/unstained wood 6" or less in diameter and less than 4' long. Yard trimmings must be placed directly into the receptacle. Do not use plastic bags. Do not put dirt, rocks, trash or recyclables in this receptacle.
Residential Bin Service for Yard Waste/Horse Manure: For residents who require a higher capacity for yard waste and horse manure, 1.5 or 3 cubic yard bins are available. However, the placement of the bin on a residential property must be placed pursuant to the requirements of the City’s Municipal Code Section 6-3.12(c) and not be viewable from the public rights-of-way. To request approval of your bin placement, please complete and return the Request for Residential Bin Service.
Please note: Weight restrictions on the receptacles must be observed; otherwise, the items will not be collected. The removal or scavenging of discards is prohibited by law.
Beverage Container Recycling
Consumers pay California Redemption Value (CRV) when they purchase beverages from a retailer, and receive CRV refunds when they redeem the containers at a recycling center. Most beverages packaged in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers are eligible for CRV. To find a nearby recycling center or drop-off location, please visit the CalRecycle website and type in your zip code.
Free Residential Cleanup DaysResidents of Simi Valley may dispose of residential waste for free at the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center, 2801 Madera Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the designated Free Residential Cleanup and Recycling Days. These days occur annually on the third Sunday of May, July, and October. In addition to residential waste (excluding household hazardous waste) recyclable items, such as appliances, clean concrete and asphalt, clean wood, green waste, and construction or demolition material, are accepted.
Electronic (E-waste) Waste
E-waste commonly refers to electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, electronic discards are one of the fastest growing segments of our nation's waste stream. E-waste needs to be disposed of properly through one of the City's franchised waste haulers as listed below, community collection event, or through specified collection locations. Visit CalRecycle for a list of e-waste collection locations.
Franchised Waste Hauler E-waste Disposal Locations and Hours
Waste Management, (805) 522-9400
Anderson Rubbish Disposal, (805) 526-1919
Household Hazardous WasteFree household hazardous waste collection events are held the third Saturday of every other month. Refer to the list of materials accepted for additional information. In addition to the designated collection events, there are some establishments in the City that accept household hazardous waste. View a listing of items accepted by location for additional information.
Prescription Drug DisposalTo ensure proper, safe disposal of prescription drugs, a drop off location has been established at the Police Department.