Residential Trash Collection

All single family homes in El Monte are provided with curbside pickup for trash, recyclables, and green waste. Each home is provided with three carts.

  • The brown cart is for trash.
  • The blue cart is for recyclables.
  • The green cart is for green waste.

Curbside collection service is provided by Valley Vista Services. For any issues regarding this service, please contact Valley Vista Services at 800-442-6454.


New Food & Yard Waste Rules - SB 1383 

          Effective July 1, 2022

On October 5, 2021, the El Monte City Council passed the City’s Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance (Ordinance # 3006) requiring all residential, commercial and multi-family premises in the City to subscribe to the City’s Organic Waste Reduction Program. The City of El Monte will be implementing various measures to achieve the state-mandated waste diversion goals. Information on food waste for businesses and commercial compliance can be found at California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.

SB 1383 - Residential