Maya Rudolph Drive-By Garbage Can Disaster [VIDEO]

2/6/2014 7:59 AM PST

Hilarious video -- Maya Rudolph sideswiped a bunch of roadside garbage cans with her SUV Wednesday ... HARD ... and the accident was all caught on tape.

Maya was driving down the road in L.A. -- pretty fast -- when her side view mirror collided with a garbage can and a recycling bin ... sending both flying into the air.

Needless to say, she lost her mirror in the process ... and had to get out of her car to retrieve it. While she was out, she also put the garbage cans back in place.

In fairness, roadside garbage cans in L.A. are an oversized pain in the ass ...