Trash Collection

Trash and recycling services are provided by CR&R Inc. of Stanton. CR&R offers services to single family, multi-family, and commercial customers. Temporary services, such as clean-up bins and roll-offs, are also available. Low-income discounts, for those who qualify for a low-income exemption from any of the City's utility user taxes, and senior discounts, for customers 65 years of age or older, are also offered by CR&R. For any questions regarding services, billing or discounts, please contact CR&R Inc. at (877) 944-4716.

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

As of September 15, 2020, the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling law (AB 1826) mandates commercial businesses that generate 2 yards of organic waste per week and multifamily dwellings with 5 or more units to subscribe to an organic waste recycling service.  Commercial businesses subject to the law may sell or donate their organic waste or subscribe to a 3rd party organics recycling program.  Multifamily dwellings may subscribe to a green waste recycling program through CR&R or have a landscaper/gardener recycle any green waste that is generated.  To request recycling services or to schedule a free on-site recycling assessment, please contact CR&R at (877) 944-4716.

For more information on Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (AB 1826), please visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling website at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics/

Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of waster or more are encouraged to complete the Organic Waste Recycling Survey. Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of trash a week or more are exempt from an organic waste collection program if any of the following conditions apply (a) Lack of sufficient space in multifamily complexes or businesses to provide additional organic material recycling bins or (b) The businesses or group of businesses do not generate at least one-half of a cubic yard of organic waste per week. If you believe your business is exempt, please fill out the Organic Waste Recycling Exemption Form.

SB 1383: Organics Recycling

The state of California is fighting climate change by requiring the recycling of organic waste. Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard make up half of what Californians dump in landfills. Organic waste in landfills releases 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Recycling organic waste and recovering edible food will help fight climate change and improve public health and the environment.

Senate Bill 1383, signed in 2016, established statewide targets to achieve a 75% reduction of organic waste in landfills, and to recover at least 20% of edible food by 2025. Learn more about SB1383 from CalRecycle here.

To achieve this goal, all California residents and businesses will need to begin recycling organic waste and/or diverting food waste to an appropriate food recovery program. Starting January 1, 2022, CR&R will begin collecting organic waste in your green cart. All residents will be required to place organic waste into the green cart.

What Goes in the Organics/Green Waste Cart?

  • Food scraps
  • Food soiled paper (i.e. used pizza boxes, used paper napkins / paper towels, paper bags, paper containers) 
  • Grass, leaves, yard waste, plants, branches
  • Coffee, coffee filters, tea bags
  • Untreated wood and natural fibers (popsicle sticks, wooden chopsticks, toothpicks)

What Does NOT Go in the Organics/Green Waste Cart?

  • Paper containers with a plastic or wax coating
  • Takeout boxes with metal that cannot be removed
  • Clothing or textiles
  • Pet waste and cat litter
  • Wine corks
  • Rocks and soil
  • Diapers
  • Cigarette butts and ashes
  • Styrofoam
  • Anything that does not break down naturallyFoodWastePoster-Cart-Bin-Eng-Spn_1

Edible Food Recovery

Starting in 2022, some food service businesses must donate edible food to food recovery organizations with others starting in 2024. California has a 2025 goal to redirect to people in need 20% of edible food currently thrown away. 

To respond to the ongoing climate crisis, California is implementing statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery. Californians throw away 5-6 million tons of food waste every year. SB 1383 requires that businesses donate surplus food instead of throwing it out. Here are tools for commercial food generators to help them comply with the new regulations.

Trash Collection Schedule

Trash Collection

Holiday Collection Schedule
CR&R will observe the holidays listed below. Collection days will be one day late following each holiday when the holiday falls on a weekday (Monday-Friday).

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Single Family Recycling Program
Blue Container

This container is for recyclable materials. Items that can be placed in this container include:

  • Glass (food bottles, beverage bottles, glass jars, liquor bottles, soda bottles, juice bottles)
  • Metal (empty aerosol cans, aluminum cans, tin cans, food/juice cans, empy paint cans, metal foil)
  • Paper (corrugated cardboard, magazines, phonebooks, chipboard, newspaper, any white paper)
  • Plastics (plastic detergent bottles, plastic bottles, plastic milk containers, plastic grocery bags)

Green Container

This container is for green waste. Items that can be placed in this container include:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Green Plants
  • Dry Leaves
  • Garden Trimmings
  • Weeds
  • Wood Scraps/Chips
  • Stable Bedding

Additional bags or bundles of green waste material may be collected as a bulky item. See bulky item pick-up section below. Customers that regularly fill their recycling/green waste containers may receive one of each container at no additional charge.

Black Container

This container is for waste. Items that can be placed in this container include:

  • Plastic Toys
  • Mixed Products
  • Film Plastic
  • Waxed Milk Cartons
  • Waxed Paper
  • Coated Materials
  • Ceramic/Pyrex
  • Mirrors
  • Light Bulbs
  • Safety Glass
  • Plate Glass
  • Automotive/Plumbing Parts
  • Pet Waste
  • Palm Branches
  • Diseased Plants
  • Meat/Fish/Bones
  • Dairy Products
  • Metal Coat Hangers
  • Food Containers
  • Pails
  • Flower/Plant Containers
  • Plant Holders
  • Yogurt Containers
  • Plastic Plates
  • Food Trays
  • Clothes Hampers
  • Tupperware Containers
Mandatory Commercial Recycling
As of July 1, 2012, the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law (AB 341) requires mandatory commercial recycling throughout the State of California. Businesses and multi-family dwellings of 5 units or more that receive refuse collection services and that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week must comply with AB 341.

We all know that recycling helps protect our environment. Take advantage of free recycling bins offered by CR&R. By separating recyclable material from your regular refuse bin, you may reduce the frequency of refuse collection or reduce the size of your refuse bin. Reduction in frequency of refuse collection or refuse size of bin may result in a reduction to your commercial refuse service bill. You can save money while doing your part to conserve natural resources! To request recycling services or to schedule a free on-site recycling assessment, please contact CR&R at (877) 944-4716.

For more information on Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341) please visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Mandatory Commercial Recycling website.
Bulky Item & E-Waste Pickup
Single family and multi-family customers are entitled to unlimited bulky item pickups, including electronic waste, at free of charge. Commercial customers are charged $25.84 per bulky item. Customers must contact CR&R customer service at (877) 944-4716 at least 24 hours prior to their regular collection day to schedule a pick up. Bulky items include furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, residential wastes, clothing and tires. Bulky items must not be more than 8 feet in length, 4 feet in width, or more than 150 pounds. Bulky items do not include car bodies, construction and demolition debris, or items requiring more than 2 persons to remove. Remember not to put your items out for collection until 24 hours before the pick up time.
Responsibility for Bulky Items
Pursuant to State law, the owner of each property is required to maintain the sidewalk and parkway adjacent to that property. This includes the removal of bulky items whether the bulky items were placed by an occupant or were placed on the premises without the owner's consent.

Effective July 1, 2011, CR&R removes any bulky items left on the sidewalk, in the public right-of-way or on the street without notice. The City no longer “red tags” such items or provides a 24-hour warning notice. To guarantee proper collection of large items, please contact CR&R’s customer service to schedule a collection. Please maintain any bulky items you wish to keep on your property and away from the sidewalk and public right-of-way. To schedule a Bulky Item pick up, please contact CR&R directly at (877) 944-4716.

If you have general questions regarding the Bulky Item Collection Program, please contact the Public Works Department. 
Household Hazardous Waste
It is illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) through the automated residential program. HHW must be disposed of at a certified collection center or at a Los Angeles County HHW round-up event. HHW includes, but is not limited to:

  • Used Motor Oil
  • Solvents
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning Products
  • Wood Preservative
  • Old Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Unused Road Flares
  • Expired Medication
Further Information