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Trash & Recycling Program

Our solid waste and recycling programs make it easy for residents to recycle and help Corona meet State-mandated goals.


Every year, Corona residents generate over 200,000 tons of trash and recyclables. Due to the residential recycling efforts, 58% of this is being recycled through residential curbside services, green waste programs and other recycling programs.

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Waste ManagementWaste Management of the Inland Empire is the City's franchise hauler for refuse, recycling and green waste materials.

For information about disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW), visit our Household Hazardous Waste page.

  • Trash
  • Collection
  • Holiday
  • Bulky Items/
  • Green
  • Additional
  • Special Collection

Trash Service

Corona residents are provided with three 96-gallon carts:

  • one for regular trash
  • one for green waste
  • one for unsorted recyclables

All trash, green waste and recyclables are collected on the same service day once a week. This fully automated system allows for an aesthetically pleasing appearance on city streets.

Waste Management of the Inland Empire can be reached by calling
(800) 423-9986 or visiting their website.

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Disposal Guidelines

Collection Information

Cart Placement

  • Carts should be placed in the street or alley with the lids closed.
  • The wheels of the cart should be against the curb.
  • Carts should be placed at least three feet from each other and at least seven feet away from any obstructions such as vehicles, mail boxes or fire hydrants.
  • Per § 8.20.050(E) of the Corona Municipal Code, no receptacle is to to be placed curbside more than 24 hours before, nor remain longer than 24 hours after, the scheduled time of collection.

Regular Trash
Regular trash should be placed in the 96-gallon black cart (or green cart with black lid). This cart has the capacity of three regular trash cans. All trash must be inside of the cart. Any items outside of the cart, on top of the cart's closed lid, or left on the street will not be collected. If you require an additional pick-up, please contact Waste Management of the Inland Empire at (800) 423-9986 to schedule a bulky-item pick-up.

The maximum weight of a 96-gallon cart is 180 pounds and 100 pounds for a 64-gallon cart. To avoid a cart from being partially emptied, please do not compress the contents. This may restrict the automated collection system from completely discharging all materials.

Holiday Collection

Waste Management observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When a holiday falls on a weekday, collection for trash, green waste, and recycling will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no delays.

Bulky Items and Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Corona residents may request up to three (3) bulky and/or E-Waste pick-ups per year at no charge. Additional pick-ups are available for a minimal charge. To make arrangements for pick up, please contact Waste Management of the Inland Empire Customer Service at (800) 423-9986.

Accepted Items Unacceptable Items
Large Appliances (Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners may be accepted with a certified CFC/Freon removal certificate) Tires, automobile parts
Water heaters, water softeners Hazardous waste, chemicals, toxic materials
Mattresses, sofas, chairs, tables Glass
Doors, ladders, glass windows, sliding doors Concrete or asphalt
Exercise equipment, bicycles, clothes Dead animals
Patio furniture, barbeques, lawn mowers (remove tanks) Propane tanks
Lumber (must be bundled in 4ft. or shorter segments, weighing less than 50lbs) Construction debris removal
Carpeting and chain link fencing (must be rolled, 50lb maximum weight) Large items over 100 pounds


Green Waste

Green Waste Green Waste should be placed in the 96-gallon green cart with green lid. Green waste consists of:

  • Lawn clippings, leaves and weeds.
  • Small cuttings from bushes and shrubs.
  • Branches and limbs which have been cut up to fit in the cart.

Items Not Accepted in the Green Waste Cart:

  • Regular garbage
  • Dirt, sod or rocks
  • Palm fronds/cactus or other succulents
  • Manure or animal waste

Tree Trimmings
Bundles of tree trimmings that will not fit into your green waste cart can be collected by using one of your annual bulky item pick-ups. Please contact Waste Management of the Inland Empire for more information at (800) 423-9986.

Additional Services

Temporary Bin Service
Waste Management provides three-cubic-yard bins for the temporary collection of small clean up jobs. For information regarding rates and availability, contact Waste Management of the Inland Empire Customer Service at (800) 423-9986.

Holiday Tree Collection and Recycling
Waste Management will collect and recycle natural, undecorated trees (free of stands) placed at the curbside, for two (2) weeks following the holiday season beginning December 26th. The collection of trees for recycling is free. To recycle your tree, place it at the curb on your regular trash pickup day. Please prepare your tree by removing all decorations including tinsel, lights, ornaments, and tree stands. Flocked trees will be collected but cannot be recycled. Please do not put your tree in a bag or a net sleeve. Trees over six (6) feet tall must be cut in half.

Roll Off Service
Large temporary roll off containers are available for construction projects. Please contact Waste Management of the Inland Empire Customer Service at (800) 423-9986 for more information.

Additional Containers
In order to keep refuse collection fees as low as possible, residents are encouraged to use the recycling and green waste programs to reduce the amount of trash sent to the landfill. Conservation practices such as these will help eliminate unnecessary waste, conserve critical landfill space and recover valuable materials and energy resources. Residents requiring additional trash, green waste or recycling carts, please contact Waste Management of the Inland Empire Customer Service at (800) 423-9986.

RV Holding Tank Disposal/ RV Dump Station
645 E. Harrison
Hours: Every day, dawn-to-dusk
Phone: 951-736-2234
Map to the Dumping Station

Special Collection Events

Backyard Composting Workshop information can be found by clicking here. Compost bins can either be homemade or purchased. Bins are available at scheduled workshops and by appointment with Riverside County Waste Management Department at (951) 486-3200.

AQMD Lawn Mower Exchange
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