Commercial Waste Collection

2023 Rate Increase

Effective July 1, 2023, rates will increase for commercial waste collection, consistent with the terms of the waste collection agreement.

List of new rates effective July 1, 2023

Waste Collection Agreement with Waste Management

On July 27, 2022, the City Council approved a waste collection agreement with Waste Management (WM). Please visit the waste collection agreement page for additional information about the agreement.

Under this agreement, WM has an exclusive franchise for commercial waste collection in Westlake Village. This is different from the prior agreement, in which commercial waste collection operated as an open market. The new agreement establishes City-approved rates for waste collection such that all businesses will be paying the same rates.

List of new rates effective September 1, 2022

For businesses that use WM for waste collection, you should have been transitioned to the new rate structure and been contacted by WM to "right-size" your service to ensure that you have the proper balance of garbage, recyclables, and organic waste collection and the proper frequency of service to minimize your rates.

The only hauler other than WM that has permit for waste collection in Westlake Village is Universal Waste Systems, Inc. For businesses that use Universal Waste Systems, you will be allowed to remain with them until October 2027, at which time you will be required to switch to WM. You may switch to WM at any time prior to October 2027, but you may not switch to another hauler. If you switch to WM, you will not be able to switch back to Universal Waste Systems.

Separating Waste

All businesses are required by City ordinance and State law to separate waste into three separate containers: trash, recyclables, and organics.

Learn more about organic waste and food recovery >>

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