Riverside is the 12th largest city in California and home to more than 300,000 people with diverse cultures and traditions. Our city is home to several prestigious universities and is made up of more than two dozen unique neighborhoods. More than 100 years after its founding, Riverside still honors its strong heritage and takes great care to preserve its natural resources.
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In 2010, Riverside residents diverted 69% of its waste through programs like CURE.
The City of Riverside believes that keeping our communities clean and well-maintained discourages vandalism, graffiti, littering, and even crime. This belief led to the creation of Clean Up Riverside's Environment, better known as CURE.
Established in 2003, CURE was also established to expand California's Integrated Waste Management Act (AB939). This successful program promotes the value of having a clean city, raises awareness of litter, and improves overall community pride and involvement.
Each year, Riverside hosts periodic bulky item and electronic waste collection events for items too large to fit into residential trash containers. All items are collected free of charge for city residents. Check for locations and dates.
Here are the items collected:
Tires & Oil
Household Hazardous Waste*
*Antifreeze is household hazardous waste. This may be taken to the Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility located at 1780 Agua Mansa Road on any NON-holiday Saturday. Periodic events are scheduled for drop-off of residential hazardous waste.
Ongoing Collection Events
Electronic Waste and Toner Collection
SmartRiverside has one location that accepts e-waste on an ongoing basis:
2801 Hulen Place Riverside, CA 92507
For more information, contact:
Riverside County Waste Management