Waste & Recycling in Placentia 

Waste Collection Holiday Schedule 

Below is Republic Services' holiday schedule. For more information, please visit Republic Services' website or call (714) 238-3300.

Memorial DayMonday, May 29, 2023Service delayed by 1 day
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2023Service delayed by 1 day
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2023Service delayed by 1 day
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023Thursday and Friday service delayed by 1 day
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2023Service delayed by 1 day
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2024Service delayed by 1 day

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Waste reduction/prevention is the most preferred approach to waste management. Waste has associated management costs; therefore, reducing waste will reduce total costs. View CalRecycle's tips on reducing the amount of waste you produce.


By mitigating the number of materials we buy and use, we automatically lessen the number of materials being sent to the landfill and reduce the waste of unnecessary energy. 

Reduction can be seen in many forms, for instance, by lessening your use of single-use plastics, or by turning your lights off when you aren’t using them. These small actions make a difference and can create positive changes that are bigger than what you would expect.


Reusing items is a simple idea that "one person's trash is another person's treasure" and prevents materials from entering the waste stream. There are several ways to reuse items, including:

  • Donating gently used items to organizations that can use them and shopping at second-hand/thrift stores to reduce waste
    • Visit the nearest Goodwill location: 1101 E Imperial Hwy, Placentia, CA 92870
  • Organizing a toy or book exchange with friends
  • Opting for reusable items (grocery bags, water bottles, utensils, etc.) instead of disposable ones 

Reusing items is a simple act that saves money, energy, resources, and landfill space. View more information about reusing items.


Did you ever wonder what happens to recyclables once they are picked up? Take a virtual Recycling Center Tour here. What about the trash that goes to the landfill? Take a glimpse of the County landfills here

Recycling is the practice of recovering used materials from the waste stream and incorporating those materials into the manufacturing process. View more information about recycling and explore CalRecycle's new I Recycle Smart website

Check out the Recycle Page to see which items are recyclable.

Hazardous Waste 

Hazardous waste materials contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients and need to be handled with care. Do not dispose of these materials in the recycling. To learn more about the County's Household Hazardous Waste Facilities, visit their website.

Additional Resources

For more information about waste-related matters, contact Cathy Nguyen, Environmental Services Coordinator at cnguyen@placentia.org or (714) 993-8123.