South Gate

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City of South Gate

Universal Waste Systems Inc. (UWS) is pleased to have been given the opportunity to be the exclusive provider of waste management services in the City of South Gate.

As part of new trash services beginning January 1, 2023, residents with cart service will receive new carts starting November 14th through December 31st, existing service carts will be exchanged.

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For any inquiries, please contact UWS Customer Service at 562-334-3660.

Our customer service team can be reached by email at:, you can order additional containers, request exchanges, report service issues, and request bulky item collections. Please fill out the form below to submit a service request electronically!

Are you interested in learning more about recycling, and ways you can increase recycling at your home or business, please reach us via email at and request an appointment our Zero Waste recycling team is ready to help!

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, as green cart is for yard waste only. Organics waste can go in bags into the trash cart

There are several ways to make a payment.

  1. Call customer service at 562-334-3660 and make a payment over the phone.
  2. Go to and create an account to pay online.
  3. Sign up for auto pay.

Call customer service at 562-334-3660 or email We will need a list of items requesting to be picked up.

Residential customers get 10 items picked up per month and Multi-family households get 10 items per month per unit.

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

Services will be delayed by 1 day when these holidays fall on a weekday

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  1. Grass
  2. Weeds
  3. Plants
  4. Tree limbs
  5. Wood chips
  6. Dead plants
  7. Garden trimmings
  8. Leaves
  9. Rice
  10. Fruits
  11. Vegetables
  12. Pizza
  13. Eggshells
  14. Cheese
  15. Coffee grinds including filters (no K-Cups)
  16. Chicken bones
  17. Bread
  18. Chips
  19. Fish

  1. Paper
  2. Shredded paper
  3. Cardboard
  4. Plastic to go food containers
  5. Plastic bags
  6. Plastic forks, knives and spoons
  7. Plastic bottles and containers
  8. Metal screws
  9. Aluminum cans
  10. Stainless steel
  11. Glass bottles
  12. Milk cartons

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Place bins at the curb by 7am. Collections times are from 7am – 6pm.

Residential and Multi-Family receive 4 free bulky pickups per year with 4 items per pickup. After the 4th free there will be a charge of $45.00 per pickup. Commercial customers receive unlimited pickups per year at the rate of $35.00 per item. Call customer service at 562-334-3660 or email to schedule a pick up. We will need a list of the items when scheduling the pickup.

Residential and Multi-family receive 1 HHW pick up per quarter. Items must be in a box and left on the porch. Please call customer service at 562-334-3660 or email to schedule a pickup.

  1. Household appliances
  2. Furniture – as long as it only takes two (2) people to lift
  3. Mattresses
  4. Rugs
  5. Bundled wood no longer than 4ft
  6. E-waste

Yes, organics can go in plastic bags and be put in the grey trash cart.

Place the food waste, veggie, and fruit scraps into the grey trash cart.

Customers can call customer service at 562-334-3660 or email and a Zero Waste Representative will be happy to set up a time and day to educate and provide material on recyclables.

Call customer service at 562-334-3660 or email

Call customer service at 562-334-3660 or email

UWS provides top of the line waste services across Southern California. Contact us today for a quote.


Counties We Service

Universal Waste Systems is proud to service the following counties in and around Southern California for the past 30+ years.

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Riverside County
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