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Curbside Pickup Information
- The carts should be placed at the curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on collection day.
- The carts should be placed with the handles and wheels facing towards your home.
- Place carts side-by-side approximately one (1) foot apart and at least three (3) feet from any obstruction (e.g., vehicles, fire hydrants, trees, or mailboxes).
- All refuse material must be placed within the appropriate cart.
- The black lid cart is for landfill.
- The blue lid cart is for recyclables.
- The green lid cart is for organic waste.
- 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.
Residents can choose between a 32, 64 or 96 gallon cart for trash, recycling, and organics. Also, up to one free additional recycling cart is allowed. Residents can request additional carts for a nominal fee.
- 32 gallon automated cart – 38.50"h x 19.25"w x 24.25"d
- 64 gallon automated cart - 41"h x 27"w x 33"d
- 96 gallon automated cart – 43.25"h x 29.75"w x 35.25"d
Container dimensions are approximate and are provided to assist in ensuring that your cart storage area (side yard, garage, etc.) can accommodate the size of cart that you order.
Larger waste collection containers (from 10 to 40 yards) are available for clean-up projects and other disposal needs.
Items that can be placed in your blue lid recycling cart:
- Food Jars
- Empty Aerosol Cans
- Aluminum Cans
- Tin Cans
- Food/Juice Cans
- Empty Paint Cans
- Aluminum Foil
- Junk Mail
- Phone Books
- Cereal/Cracker Boxes
- Computer Paper & White Paper
- Mixed Color Paper
- Drink Bottles
- Detergent Containers
- Water Bottles
- Milk Containers
*There should be no liquids in any of these items.
Tips for using your Blue Lid Recycling Cart
- Only put loose recycling items in your blue lid recycling cart. Do not place items in plastic bags.
- Do not put polystyrene, window glass, ceramics, or plastic film/food wrappers in your blue lid recycling cart.
- Lids and labels do not need to be removed from items.
- Flatten cardboard boxes to create more room and prevent blockages in your blue lid recycling cart.
Preventing Contamination in your Blue Lid Recycling Cart
- Rinse jars to remove residual food waste.
- Empty liquids from items before placing them in your blue lid recycling cart.
- Trash, organic materials, and food scraps should not be placed in your blue lid recycling cart.
- Plastic utensils, plastic bags and mixed products (containing paper/plastic or metal/plastic) should be placed in your black lid landfill cart.
Residential Organics Outreach
Keep an eye out for our Organics Outreach Team; they can be identified by a CR&R yellow vest and name tag. Our team will be visiting your neighborhood on collection day to provide education and collect feedback to help improve your new Organics Program.
Welcome to your new Organics Recycling Program!
CR&R Environmental Services, together with the City of Newport Beach, will be launching the new Organics Recycling Program on January 15, 2022. This new program will co-collect food scraps and yard waste in your green lid organics 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
What is organic waste?
- Organic waste is any material that is biodegradable and comes from either a plant or animal. Some examples of organic waste include green waste (grass, leaves), food waste (fruits, vegetables), and food soiled paper (napkins and paper towels).
- When organics are collected with your trash and sent to the landfill, they breakdown anaerobically resulting in the production of methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas 25x more potent than carbon dioxide. By separating your organic waste can reduce the amount of methane that is emitted into the atmosphere.
- Allow for your fats, oils, and grease to cool down and solidify. Once they are cooled, scrape the contents into a compostable bag, paper bag, or container to store in your freezer or fridge. If using a compostable bag or paper bag, you may dispose of both bags with its contents into your green lid organics cart. If you are using a recyclable container, dispose of the fats, oils, and grease into your green lid organics cart and either reuse the container or thoroughly clean the container before disposing of it in your blue lid recycle cart.
- Food soiled paper are paper products that have been in contact with liquid or solid food waste therefore cannot be recycled into other paper products. Some examples include napkins, paper plates and cups, stained pizza boxes, and used coffee filters.
- Weekly on your regular collection day.
- No, all organic material must only be placed into your green lid organics cart.
2) Why am I separating my organic waste?
3) How do you properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease?
4) What is food-soiled paper?
5) How often is my green lid organics cart going to be picked up?
6) If I don’t have much organic material, can I put my kitchen food scrap container out for collection?
Additional Outreach Items (click on links below for more information):
What materials can I place in my kitchen pail and green lid organics cart?
Tips for your Kitchen Food Scrap Pail
- Empty your container after every meal
- Sprinkle baking soda on top of your food scraps
- Line your container with a compostable bag
- Use newspaper or paper bags on the bottom of the container to absorb liquids
- Wash your kitchen pail (The pail is dishwasher safe)
Tips for your Green Organics Cart
- Place yard waste in the very bottom of the green lid organic cart first to absorb any liquids
- Alternate layers of yard waste and food scraps
- When possible, keep the cart covered in a shaded area out of direct sunlight
Examples of HHW:
- Auto Fluid
- Cleaning Products
- Paint & Solvents
- Pool Chemicals
- Non-Empty Aerosol Cans
Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Examples of E-Waste:
- Computer-Related Items
- LED Screens/LED Lights
- Cellular Telephones
Universal Waste (U-Waste)
Examples of U-Waste:
- Common Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C Cell, D Cell)
- Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs
- Mercury-containing Devices (e.g., thermostats, switches, and thermometers)
Collections of these items are included in your service. Please call customer service and make arrangements for special door to door (949) 667-4158
Please call Customer Service at (949) 667-4158 to arrange for a Sharps container to be delivered or picked up from your residence.
Household items that cannot fit into your automated carts are considered bulky items. Bulky items must not be more than eight (8) feet in length, or more than four (4) feet wide, and must not exceed one hundred fifty (150) pounds. Items should be manageable by a two-person crew. Newport Beach residents are allowed five (5) Bulky Item Collections per calendar year of up to five (5) bulky items per collection at no charge.
Common bulky items include:
Bulky items do NOT include the following:
Automobile bodies, Construction and Demolition Debris, tires, oil, antifreeze, Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste, Universal Waste, fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, MSW, Recyclable Materials, Food Scraps, Green Waste, or items requiring more than two (2) persons to remove.
To make arrangements for a bulky item pick-up on your regular waste collection day, please contact CR&R Customer Service at (949) 667-4158
Special Cart Retrieval Service
Customers with disabilities may request cart pull out service at no charge. Drivers will remove carts from your cart storage area and return emptied carts. Proof of disability will be required. If you do not meet the requirements for free cart pull-out service, you can request the service by contacting Customer Service for additional information and rates. Customer service may be reached at (949) 667-4158.
Summer Saturday Collection Service
CR&R will provide a second weekly Collection of MSW on Saturday during the period from two Saturdays prior to July 4 through the Saturday prior to Labor Day. For residents receiving Summer Saturday Collection service, the regular year-around weekly Collection day shall not change during the Summer Saturday Collection period.
Community Shredding Events
There are two paper shred events held annually. The following are acceptable documents/items for shredding:
- Old credit cards & plastic/paper membership cards
- White paper documents of different sizes
- Mixed/colored paper documents of different sizes
- Junk mail of different sizes
Other items not accepted include:
- X-rays – (Not Accepted)
- Plastic of any kind – (Not Accepted)
- Magazines in large quantities (No problem for a few in each batch but no bulk magazines)
Annual Compost Giveaway Event
CR&R will be providing compost to residents during the annual compost giveaway event. A maximum of two (2) bags of compost will be provided to each Resident. Location, date, and time of the event TBD.
Holiday Greenery Collection and Recycling
Christmas trees and other holiday greenery shall be collected from December 26 through January 15. After this period, trees shall be Collected as Bulky Items.
Reminders for residents:
- Remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, and stands.
- Place the tree in the green lid organics cart or beside your carts for collection
- Do not place trees in plastic bags
- Trees six (6) feet or taller must be cut in half