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Curbside Pickup Information
- Containers should be placed at curbside no later than 6:00 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.
- Containers should be removed from curbside within 12 hours after service.
- Items not inside containers will not be collected.
- The black container is for regular refuse.
- The blue container is for recyclables.
- 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 will be provided with two 96 gallon carts for automated service collection. One cart will be black for your regular household trash and one will be blue cart for recyclables. Additional carts are available for a nominal monthly fee.
Larger waste collection containers (from 10 to 40 cubic yards) are available for clean-up projects and other disposal needs. In addition, temporary 3 cubic yard bins are also available upon request. Please call our office at 800-826-9677 for rates and availability.
Recycling is critically important to our environment. Please review this section for more information on your recycling programs. If you have additional questions please contact the office located closest to you.
Residential materials collected in the City of Blythe by CR&R are transported directly to our processing center prior to being landfilled. By requiring residents to separate their trash and recyclables materials, we are able to minimize any inconvenience to our customers. After removing all recyclable material, any non-recyclable materials are transported to the landfill. Examples of recovered recyclable material include:
Chipboard (Cereal/Cracker Boxes)
Any White Paper
PET: soft drink bottles, photo film canisters
HDPE: detergent containers, plastic water/milk containers, pails, t-shirt bags
Empty Aerosol Cans
Metal Coat Hangers
Food and Juice Jars
Food and Beverage Bottles
Glass Jars and Bottles
It is illegal to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through our automated residential collection program. HHW must be disposed of at a certified hazardous waste collection center. Residents can visit the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources website for information on permanent collection facilities at www.rcwaste.org
Household Hazardous Waste includes, but is not limited to:
- Used Motor Oil
- Cleaning Products
- Wood Preservative
- Old Paint
- Pool Chemicals
- Printer Cartridges
- Old Road Flares
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
*Household Batteries may be recycled free of charge by dropping them off at City Hall.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is an item such as a computer monitor, television, cell phone or other similar electronic devices. Due to the high amounts of lead and chemicals found in e-waste, they are not allowed into local landfills.
Residents can drop-off their e-waste items free of charge at our facility located at 14701 S. Broadway Avenue. The facility is open during normal business hours, 8:00am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Items that cannot fit in your automated container, such as a chair, couch or other large household items are considered bulky items. Bulky items do not include items such as hot tubs, camper shells, automobile parts, etc. Residents will have the opportunity to place bulky items curbside for separate collection up to four times per calendar year at no additional cost. You can place up to four bulky items for collection at one time. Please call our office at 800-826-9677 to set up an appointment for bulky item collection at your home.
We are very pleased to inform you that effective August 1, 2015 CR&R Incorporated will begin providing street sweeping services in your neighborhood. This service will be provided twice a month, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. A service day map is provided at the bottom of this notification. We are adding this new service as part of our new contractual agreement between the City of Blythe and CR&R Incorporated.
We would ask that you please review the map mentioned below. This map will identify when your street will be swept. Please do not park any vehicles on the street during your assigned street sweeping service day. Also, please remove any items that may be left on the curb including basketball hoops or other potential obstructions. If there are cars or other obstructions left on the street when our sweeper drives by, we will simply sweep around those obstacles. Please remember that your street will be swept twice per month.
In addition, we recently informed you of the residential trash and recycling changes that were implemented throughout the City. These changes were made in order to accomplish three main goals: increase the City's recycling rates to meet State Recycling Mandates, standardize collection services throughout the City and mitigate the environmental hazards associated with unregulated alley trash service. Please partner with us to assist the City in attaining these goals by making sure you separate your trash and recyclables. Trash and small amounts of yard waste can go into your black cart and all your recyclables should go into your blue cart. Separating the materials will help to maximize your recycling efforts by keeping the materials cleaner and less contaminated. Large amounts of yard waste can also be taken to our facility at 14701 S. Broadway. Also, please make sure your carts are accessible to our collection vehicles on trash day by removing any potential obstacles that are within three (3) feet of your carts.
Again, please do your part to help our environment by placing all your recyclables in your BLUE CART and all your trash in your BLACK CART.
Lastly, if you have any questions about street sweeping or trash and recycling services please contact our Customer Service Team at (800) 755-8112, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation!
Click here for a Street Sweeping Schedule (PDF - 304KB)