CURE Program

Riverside's waste reduction and recycling programs have allowed the City to divert 69% of its waste from landfills since 2010.

In 2007, Riverside exceeded the State’s target waste diversion rate, and the City is well on its way to reducing waste by 75% before 2020. The City’s Cleaning Up Riverside’s Environment (CURE) program, which provides bulky item pickup as well as hazardous and electronic waste removal, has collected over 13,000 tons of hard-to-dispose-of waste since 2003. CURE’s educational programs have also led to an increase in recycling and backyard composting, while the local dump turns