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Curbside Pickup Information
CR&R Recommends the Following On Collection Day
- Carts should be placed at curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day.
- Please place your carts side-by-side approximately one (1) foot apart and at least three (3) feet from any obstruction (i.e. car, fire hydrant, trees).
- Place your carts with the handles and wheels facing towards your home.
- Please remove from curbside within 12 hours after service. Items not in carts will not be collected.
- The blue cart is for recyclables.
- The gray cart is for waste.
- The green cart is for green waste
CR&R Observes the Following Holidays
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
If the holiday falls during the week, service postponed by one day the remainder of the week. Example: If Independence Day is a Monday, and your normal collection day is Thursday, we'll see you on Friday.
Approximate Container Sizes Available
Residents may order the following size(s) of containers.
- 35-gallon automated cart (38.50”H x 19.25”W x 24.25”D)
- 65-gallon automated cart (41.75″H x 24.25″W x 31.75″D)
- 95-gallon automated cart (43.25”H x 29.75”W x 35.25”D)
Each residential customer is provided a set of carts included in their City Billing rate. If you generate more recyclables and green waste on a consistent basis, you may order additional recyclables carts and up to two (2) additional green waste carts at no additional charge. Charges will apply for the fourth green waste cart.
Larger waste collection containers (from 3 to 40 yards) are available for clean-up projects and other disposal needs.
It’s important to identify and remove materials unsuitable for recycling. Please review this section for information about items acceptable in the recycling program.
Recyclable Paper Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items Milk or Juice Cartons Mixed products such as combinations of paper and metal. Corrugated Cardboard Waxed Paper Junk Mail Magazines Phonebooks Chipboard (Cereal/Cracker Boxes) Newspaper Computer paper Any White Paper Recyclable Plastics Please remove liquids, lids and food residue from all recyclables before placing them in the recycling container. Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items PET: soft drink bottles, photo film canisters Flower/Plant Containers HDPE: detergent containers, plastic water/milk containers,
pails, t-shirt bags
No Mixed Products (ie plastic/metal combination) PVC: sprinkler pipe LDPE: trash can liners, shrink wrap, grocery bags PP: yogurt containers, luggage, drinking straws PS: plastic plates, cups egg cartons, food trays Other: Tupperware and mixed plastic containers Plastic Toys Recyclable Metal Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items Empty Aerosol Cans Automotive Parts Metal Coat Hangers Plumbing Parts Aluminum Cans No Mixed Products such as combinations of metal and paper Tin Cans Food and Juice Jars Empty Paint Cans (dry paint is OK) Metal Foil Lawn Furniture Recyclable Glass Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items Food and Beverage Bottles Ceramic Glass Jars and Bottles Mirrors House Windows Fluorescent Tubes Liquor, Soda and Juice Bottles Light Bulbs Tempered Glass Safety Glass Pyrex
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any type of household product that requires special handling under environmental law and prohibits disposal with regular waste (trash). CR&R will hold weekend HHW collection events twice annually for the collection of items listed below as part of your regular service with CR&R.
- Automotive Products
- Cleaning Products
- Paint and Solvents
- Pesticides, Herbicides
- Pool Chemicals
- Non-Empty Aerosol Cans
Events are currently held in spring and fall each year.
Year-round HHW Program
Orange County residents can use the free permanent drop-off centers operated by the County of Orange and available year round for proper disposal of hazardous waste. The center located nearest La Habra is at 1071 N. Blue Gum Street Anaheim, CA 92806. Visit www.oclandfills.com or call the County’s hotline at 714-834-6752 for more information.
Items that cannot fit in your automated carts are considered "bulky items." CR&R will provide up to four (4) bulky item collections per calendar year. A bulky item consists of up to four (4) items per pick up or up to 20 bags. The service is provided at no additional cost. Additional pickups may be arranged for a nominal charge.
Common bulky items include:
- Excess Green Waste
- Sleeper couches
White Goods Household Appliances
White goods and household appliances containing Freon, such as refrigerators, are picked up similar to a bulky item. CR&R will collect bulky items and white goods from your curbside.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is anything with a circuit board or battery. It is illegal to dispose of e-waste in any of your automated carts. CR&R will collect and legally dispose of and recycle these items.
Examples of e-waste include:
- Cell phones
Universal wastes are hazardous wastes that contain mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, and other substances hazardous to human and environmental health. In general, universal waste may not be discarded in solid waste landfills or placed in any of your automated carts. If you have the following universal waste items, CR&R will collect them from your residence as part of the bulky item program.
- Household batteries
- Fluorescent bulbs
To arrange a pickup of bulky items, white goods, e-waste or universal waste, please call Customer Service at 866-742-8850. They will schedule the collection on your regular service day and answer any additional questions you may have.
Customers with disabilities may request pull out service at no additional charge, proof of disability will be required.
Christmas tree recycling will occur annually for a full three weeks following December 25th. We ask that you place your tree at the curb on your regular collection day, remove all ornaments and the tree stand. If the tree is over 6’ tall please cut it in half. Our tree collectors will remove your tree without having to call our office.
Organics (Green Waste)
- Dry Leaves
- Garden Trimmings
- Grass Clippings
- Green Plants
- Wood Scraps/Chips
- Stable Bedding
- Horse Manure
Please note that palm fronds and succulents are not acceptable in the green waste program. Please place these items in the trash cart.