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Helpful Things to Know During Your Stay in Newport Beach

Please Conserve Water

California continues to endure one of the most severe droughts in its history. We have strict conservation measures in place - please help save California's water during your stay.

  • Take short showers of 5 minutes or less. Stop the water as you soap up.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving or lathering up.
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when full.
  • Make sure outdoor showers and hose bibs are completely turned off when not in use.
  • Report any leaks (like toilet or faucet that runs/drips) to your property manager.

Trash & Recycling Collection

Trash and mixed recyclable materials are collected on a weekly basis. Here's what you need to know:

  • Trash goes in the cart with the black lid.  If you have more trash than will fit in the cart, please neatly and securely bag the extra waste and place the bags next to your trash cart on collection day.
  • Place recyclable materials ONLY in the cart with the blue lid (if your rental unit has one). Never place trash in this cart as it will contaminate the recyclables and render many of them "unrecyclable."
  • There will be no trash or recyclables collection on Saturday, July 4.
  • Each Saturday from June 16 through September 1, all homes on the Balboa Peninsula and short-term (weekly) rental properties on Balboa Island receive a second weekly trash pickup. Please have the carts out by 7 a.m. each Saturday.

Trash Collection Days

Containers should be placed at the property line in the alleyway by 7 a.m. on the collection day(s).

  • Balboa Peninsula
    • Trash & recycling collection - Monday
    • Trash collection only - Saturday (between June 16 and September 1)
  • Balboa Island
    • Trash & recycling collection - Wednesday
    • Trash collection only - Saturday (between June 16 and September 1)
  • Corona del Mar
    • South of Coast Highway, trash & recycling collection - Thursday
    • North of Coast Highway, trash & recycling collection - Friday   

What Can Be Recycled?

People often ask what can be placed in the mixed-recycle cart (blue lid).  CR&R accepts a variety of glass, metal, plastic, paper and textile items. 

  • Glass - Food & beverage bottles and jars
  • Metal - Empty aerosol cans, tin cans, food/juice cans, empty/dry paint cans, aluminum foil
  • Plastic - Clothing hangers, drink bottles, plastic toys, detergent containers, water bottles, milk containers, plastics
  • Paper & Cardboard - Junk mail, magazines, phone books, cereal/cracker boxes, newspaper, any white or mixed color paper

Ocean & Beach Safety

Before entering the ocean, please ensure the following for your safetly: 

  • Learn to swim
  • Swim near a lifeguard
  • Never swim alone
  • Don't fight the current
  • Never swim while intoxicated
  • Leash your surfboard or bodyboard
  • Watch for stingrays - shuffle your feet as you enter the water
  • Don't float where you can't swim
  • Stop, Watch, and Walk into the water
  • Never dive headfirst into any unknown water
  • Don't dig holes in the sand deeper than waist-deep
  • Call the Newport Beach Fire Department Marine Operations non-emergency number 949-644-3047

Newport Beach Police - Here to Serve

A goal of the Newport Beach Police Department is to provide a safe, fun, family friendly environment for all to enjoy. They're available to assist you in an emergency, and please don't hesitate to ask one of our officers for directions or advise on fun things to do or see during your visit.

Having friends and family over for a party can be a vacation highlight. Please know however that the City of Newport Beach has some clear regulations in place to address parties that grow to be too large and/or are considered loud or unruly.

To learn more about the party regulations or boardwalk or bike safety, visit the Police Department's Community Information web page or call the non-emergency number 949-644-3717.

Enjoy Your Stay

We wish you a fun-filled stay in Newport Beach. Please contact us if we can assist you during your visit.


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