Refuse Collection/Recyling Services

updated February 2017

Refuse and recycling service is provided by Waste Management, Inc. 800.266.7551

*NEW* Application for WM Discounts (PDF)

Standard Refuse & Recycling Service - Diamond Bar residents are provided with:

  • One 64-gallon wheeled GREEN cart
    For yardwaste such as grass clippings, leaves, sawdust, etc.
  • One 64-gallon wheeled GREY cart
    For commingled recyclables such as aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic containers, newspapers, paper, cardboard, magazines, cereal boxes, etc.
  • One 35, 64, or 96-gallon wheeled BLACK cart
    For trash only. Prices are determined by the size of cart.

Monthly Service Rates (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018)





$22.06 p/mo.

$18.98 p/mo.


$27.18 p/mo.

$23.45 p/mo.


$32.62 p/mo.

$27.96 p/mo.

Additional Cart Rates (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018)




 $6.90 p/mo.


$10.34 p/mo.


$13.82 p/mo.

  • Additional GRAY Cart (beyond two carts) $1.92 p/mo.
  • Additional GREEN Cart (beyond one cart) $4.88 p/mo.

Refuse, organics, and recycling service for businesses and multi-family complexes is provided by Valley Vista Services, Inc. 800.442.6454

Standard Refuse & Recycling Service
Monthly Service Rates (effective July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018


(3-cubic-yard bin)  

(65-gallon cart)

(3-yard recycling bin)   

Once a week




Twice a week




Three times a week




Four times a week




Five times a week




Six times a week




Subsequent pickups




Refuse Collection and Recycling Services
Waste Management (WM) / Valley Vista Services (VVS)

Additional Services:

  • Home Delivery for Sharps Containers (WM)
    A new mail-based and/or drop-off program for Sharps-users to request home delivery of a Sharps container to safely, lawfully, and efficiently get rid of used needles, syringes or lancets used to manage chronic medical conditions;
  • Extended On-Call Bulky-Item Pick-Ups (WM)
    Residents may request a total of four (4) bulky-item pickups each calendar year for items that do not fit in refuse carts
  • Refuse Cart Overage (WM)
    Residential customers are entitled to two (2) annual pickups per calendar year (January - December) and an end-of-year pickup (valid for two weeks beginning December 26) of regular household trash material that does not fit in the refuse (BLACK) cart. Advanced scheduling required.
  • Mulch Give-Away (WM)
    The City of Diamond Bar, together with Waste Management, holds an environment-themed event each November to distribute mulch to residents. Event date and details are published in the October and November editions of  DBConnection, the City's monthly newsletter which is also available electronically at
  • Recycling for Ink Cartridges/Cell Phones (WM)
    Free mail-back pouches for the recycling of ink cartridges and cell phones continue to be available at City Hall and distributed during City special events;
  • Curbside Used Oil & Oil Filter Collection (WM)
    Households may continue to request free curbside pickup of up to eight quarts (two gallons) of oil and up to two oil filters per month. The pickups occur on regularly-scheduled refuse and recycling collection days.
  • Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection (WM and VVS)
    Residents may continue to request free address pickup of select hazardous waste.
  • Curbside Household Hazardous Waste Collection (WM and VVS)
    Residents of both single-family and multi-family homes may continue to request free address pickup of select hazardous waste.
  • On-Call Bulky-Item Pick-Ups (VVS)
    Multi-family dwellings will continue to be entitled to four bulky item pickups a year at no additional charge.
  • Holiday Tree Recycling (WM and VVS)
    Free curbside tree collection live seasonal trees following end-of-the-year holidays;
  • Bill Discount for Seniors (WM)
    Waste Management customers age 60 and older continue to be eligible for a discounted rate on their 64 or 35-gallon refuse carts. (Download form - proof of residency required)
  • Smaller-Capacity Refuse Carts (WM)
    Households who have increased their recycling efforts and therefore do not fill their 64-gallon carts to full capacity, may request a switch to a 35-gallon container for a lower monthly rate of $18.95 per month.
  • Additional Green and Gray Carts (WM)
    Customers who need more space for their recyclables or green waste can obtain one additional recycling and/or green waste cart free of charge.
  • Free Cart Replacement (WM)
    Individuals with cracked or broken refuse, recycling, or green bins are eligible for a free replacement.

Refuse Collection Holiday Schedule

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your refuse and recyclables will be picked up on the following day.

New Organic Waste Recycling Requirements (AB 1826)
Businesses and multifamily complexes of 5 or more units are required to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. Organic waste includes food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and non food-soiled paper. For more information or help with implementing this state-mandated organic waste recycling program, contact Valley Vista Services, Inc. by calling 800.442.6454

Dumpsters or Storage Containers
For home improvement projects that require the removal of large quantities of construction debris, contact Waste Management for bin rental services. A encroachment permit must also be obtained from the City's Public Works Department.

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