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Welcome to your new Organics Recycling Program!
CR&R Environmental Services, together with the City of Bellflower, will be launching the new Organics Recycling Program on January 1, 2022. This new program will collect food scraps and yard waste together in your green cart. The organic material collected will be taken to one of CR&R’s approved composting facilities to be converted into compost.
Organics Recycling FAQs
- How often is my green organics cart going to be picked up? Weekly on your collection day.
- Does pet waste go into the green organics cart? No. Pet waste needs to be placed into the black trash cart for landfill.
Additional Outreach Items (click on links below for more information)
- 2022 Residential Service Guide
- Organics Announcement Letter
- Bellflower 2022 Residential Organics Newsletter
- Organics Decal
Tips for your Green Organics Cart
- Place yard waste in the very bottom of the cart first to absorb liquids
- Alternate layers of yard waste and food scraps
- Keep the cart in a covered or shaded area out of direct sunlight
Organics Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items Fruits / Vegetables Animal Waste Meat / Fish / Dairy Palm Branches Breads / Grains Diseased Plants Grass / Leaves Sod/Dirt Prunings / Wood
Curbside Pickup Information
- Containers should be placed at curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on collection day.
- Please place containers side-by-side approximately (1) foot apart and at least (3) feet from any obstruction. (i.e. fire hydrant/trees)
- Containers should be placed with the handles and wheels facing towards your home.
- Containers should be removed from curbside within 12 hours after service.
- Items not in containers will not be collected.
- The black container is for regular refuse.
- The blue container is for recyclables.
- The green container is for organics.
- 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.
- 35 gallon automated container - 27"Hx 23"Wx 23"D
- 60 gallon automated container - 41"Hx 27"W x 33"D
- 90 gallon automated container - 45.5"Hx 31"Wx 37"D
If your residence generates a greater quantity of waste, additional automated containers may be ordered by contacting Customer Service at the office closest to you.
Christmas tree collection will begin on December 26th for a two week period. Please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, and cut the tree in half if over 6 feet tall. If possible, please place your tree bottom first and upright in your organic waste container. If you cannot use the organic waste container or do not have one, place your tree curbside on your service day and our tree collectors will come by in a separate truck, there is no need to call the office.
It's important to identify and remove materials unsuitable for recycling. Please review this section for more information on what's Acceptable and Unacceptable for Recycling. If you have questions about how to join the recycling program in your area, or plan a clean-up project, please contact the office located closest to you.
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 Textiles Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items Clothing Stuffed Animals Shoes Pillows Linens Towels
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
- Fluorescent Lights
Bellflower residents may dispose of HHW at a Los Angeles County HHW Collection event or at a S.A.F.E. Permanent Collection Center for free. The links below will direct you to the websites for these services:
Electronic waste (E-waste) is an item such as a computer monitor, television, cell phone or other like materials. Due to the high amounts of lead and chemicals found in E-waste, they are not allowed into local landfills.
Refrigerators contain Freon and other chemicals which require special handling as well. CR&R will collect these items from your curbside for a nominal charge. and other disposal needs. To arrange a curbside pick-up for E-waste or a refrigerator, please use our
Online Scheduling Service.
Items that cannot fit in your automated containers, such as a chair or a couch, are considered "bulky items." A bulky item is an object that can be handled by a two-person crew and may include washers, dryers, sofas or other large materials. To make arrangements for a bulky item pick-up on your regular waste collection day, please use our
Online Scheduling Service.
CR&R makes it easy to request special services in your area. Please contact the office located closest to you with details about your special needs. A service representative will then contact you with more information about the appropriate resources. Whether it's collection, containers, recycling or other services, CR&R is here to help.