City Solid Waste Rates
The City has a franchise agreement (Agreement) with Republic Services (Republic) to provide refuse, recycling, and green waste collection for all City residents and commercial customers including multifamily complexes and industrial businesses, which is effective July 20, 2010, and expires on November 19, 2037. Residential accounts are billed and collected by the City via an annual property tax assessment. Commercial business accounts and any additional services are serviced and billed directly by Republic on a monthly basis. The amount that Republic charges to provide these services in the City is pursuant to the terms of the Agreement. The Agreement with Republic allows for adjustments based on costs associated with the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste. The Agreement allows for annual rate adjustments based on the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the landfill disposal fees under the Waste Disposal Agreement with the County of Orange. These annual rate adjustments are effective July 1 of each calendar year.
Current Rates for FY 2022-23
On July 19, 2022, the City Council held a Public Hearing to consider increases to the City's solid waste collection rates for FY 2022-23. The City Council adopted Resolution No. which established the rates for FY 2022-23. For FY 2022-23, the current rates for solid waste services were adjusted from FY 2021-22 per the terms of the Agreement to reflect the following adjustments: (1) the Consumer Price Index and (2) landfill tipping fees. The change in CPI from January 2021 to January 2022 was 7% and the increase of the disposal fees charged by the county increased by 6.2%.
The following tables show a summary of the adopted FY 2022-23 solid waste collection rates for the common levels of service for single-family residential and commercial/multifamily customers. These rates are effective July 1, 2022, and run through June 30, 2023. To view the complete rate schedule, please click here.
Single-Family Residential Rate for Standard 3-Cart Service
|Current Monthly Rate||Current Annual |
|Breakdown of Current Rate|
|Base Service Fee||$25.42|
|Green Waste Composting Fee||$2.25|
CPI Adjustment of 7%
|Current Landfill Disposal Fee||$3.38|
|Landfill Disposal Fee Adjustment of 6.2%||$0.21|
|City Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Fee||$0.28|
|Total Proposed Rate||$33.47|
Commercial/Multifamily Waste Rates (1 pickup/week)
|Waste Rate||Current Monthly Rate|
|3-Yard Trash Container||$198.16|
|3-Yard Recycle Container||$169.68|
|2-Yard Organics Container||$154.65|
|Breakdown of Current Rates|
|Rate Component||3-Yard Trash Container||3-Yard Recycle Container||2-Yard Organics Container|
|Base Service Fee||$157.19||$157.44||$125.66|
CPI Adjustment of 7%
|Current Landfill Disposal Fee||$27.06||N/A||$18.09|
|Landfill Disposal Fee Adjustment of 6.2%||$1.69||N/A||$1.13|
|City Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Fee||$1.22||$1.22|
|Total Proposed Rate||$198.16||$169.68||$154.65|
Note: Rates are for commercial services for a single-bin serviced once a week, billed monthly
Who do I contact for questions or additional information?
The City is committed to fully explaining the proposed rate increases and complexities of trash disposal, recycling, and related State mandated regulations to the public. The solid waste service program is managed by the Public Works Department. A staff member on the City’s team is available to answer your questions via email or a phone call. Please contact Elsa Robinson, Senior Management Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 993-8189.