Glendale Trash Schedule 2023 (Holidays, Bulk Waste Pickup and Recycling)

Glendale is an American city located in Los Angeles county in California. This city, like all others of the United States, has a fixed schedule for the trash pickup in the area. For residents living here, trash pickup programs are the best things you can sign up to, and here are the reasons why.

Glendale Trash Schedule

This blog also intends to provide you with all the information related to the garbage schedule like the pickup days, public holidays and all other related facts.

Glendale Trash Pickup Schedule

Glendale Trash Schedule Map
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Trash collection in Glendale takes place on a regular basis but the days may vary from place to place. It is advised to place trash before 6 am because the collection starts after it.

Trash collection continues from 6 am to 5 pm, after which you can refill the bins and place them again for the next collection.

Make sure that you place the bags and containers at least three feet away from each other and they should have a distance of ten feet from vehicles or other blockages like poles, trees etc.

If you want to request a pickup, make any other service request or ask any question from the management, feel free to do it from the application

Public holidays that change the schedule

Only three public holidays change the tash schedule here. No trash is collected on these days and the following changes occur.

Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2023:

The Thursday collection will take place on Friday and Friday’s collection will move on to Saturday. No trash pickup will take place on Thursday.

Christmas Day – December 25, 2023:

The collection of Monday 25th will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection will be rescheduled to Wednesday, and Wednesday’s trash pickup will take place on Thursday and so on. Last pickup day of the week will be Saturday.

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2024:

Monday is a New Year holiday, and its pickup will take place on Tuesday. Same thing will repeat till Saturday.

Garbage pickup fee in Glendale

Here is the regular trash pickup fee in Glendale.

  • From September 1, 2022, the monthly cost of garbage collection will be $25.80.
  • From January 1, 2024, the monthly cost of garbage pickup will be $26.80.
  • From January 1, 2025, the monthly cost of garbage pickup will be $27.70.

How to dispose of organic materials like food?

Organic materials mean the things that come from animals and plants and can be decomposed easily.

These things include fruits and vegetables, pasta, grains, rice and beans, coffee grounds and coffee filters, bread, pastries and cheese, flowers, leaves, grass and tree branches, paper bags, napkins and towels, yard trimmings and bones and meat products.

Such things should be put inside a separate container or bag because these can be composted and turned into nutrient-rich fertilizers for plants. 

Recycling in Glendale

Some household waste can be recycled and reused too. The examples of such items are dry paper products like simple paper, newspapers, magazines and other such stuff. Cardboards and related products, glass products and electronics can be recycled.

Other recyclable items include aluminum cans, aluminum foil, and metal products. To find out more about what items can be recycled, call the Recycle Center at (818) 552-2870. 

What not to send for recycling

Following items should not be sent for recycling.

  • Paints, varnishes, insecticides, pesticides and other such dangerous household items
  • Plastic bags should not be thrown in the recycling can, instead, one must take them to the landfill
  • Polystyrene foam or styrofoam 

Dangerous household waste

Some waste products, although looking quite normal apparently, are too dangerous to be thrown in the regular trash like other goods.

These hazardous items include acids, brake fluid, photographic chemicals, medications, mercury, fireworks and other explosive substances, batteries and cells, glues and adhesives, shoe polish, paints, pesticides and insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, fertilizers, varnishes, wood stain, toner, lead, gas cylinders, furniture polish, smoke detectors etc. 

Those who made appointments from February 20 to March 17 will get their hazardous waste collected between March 13 to March 31. Those who made appointments from September 18 to October 13 will get their hazardous waste collected between October 9 to October 27. All of the things should be present in their original cans and should be covered tightly in order to avoid any problem.

Bulk waste pickup in Glendale

Goods which are too large to be thrown inside the trash container are included in the bulk waste. To throw waste greater than the prescribed size, one must call 311 and schedule a day for its collection.

Bulk collection does not take place according to a specific schedule, in fact, one must schedule a delivery by contacting the management whenever he has bulk waste to get rid of. Following things are some examples of bulk waste.

Charges on bulk trash pickup

The residential monthly fee for collection of bulk waste is, 

  • From September 1, 2022, the monthly cost of garbage collection will be $25.80.
  • From January 1, 2024, the monthly cost of garbage pickup will be $26.80.
  • From January 1, 2025, the monthly cost of garbage pickup will be $27.70.

Landfill service in the city

Landfill service is provided to all the residents where they can dispose of their goods. To find out the rates of transactions in the landfills, visit

Things to take at a landfill include food and other compostable items, daily household waste, and recyclable items which are mentioned above. Products like large appliances, wood, clothing materials and car parts should not be taken to a landfill.