City Trash & Recycling Rates 

Overview

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 monthly. The amount that Republic charges to provide these services in the City is according 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 2023-24 

On July 25, 2023, the City Council held a Public Hearing to consider increases to the City's solid waste collection rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 The City Council adopted Resolution No 2023-64, establishing FY 2023-24 rates.  For FY 2023-24, the current rates for solid waste services were adjusted from FY 2022-2per 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 2022  to January 2023 was 5.77% and the increase of the disposal fees charged by the county increased by 7.75%. 

The following tables show a summary of the adopted FY 2023-24 solid waste collection rates for the common service levels for single-family residential and commercial/multifamily customers. These rates are effective July 1, 2023, and run through June 30, 2024.  To view the complete rate schedule, please click here.

Single-Family Residential Rate for Standard 3-Cart Service

Note: Single-family residential services are billed as a special assessment on the property tax roll. 

Current Monthly RateCurrent Annual 
Assessment Rate  
$37.85$454.20
Breakdown of  Current Monthly Rate
Rate Component
Amount 
Base Service Fee$29.61
Green Waste Composting Fee
$2.25
CPI Adjustment of 5.77%
$1.84
Current Landfill Disposal Fee$3.59
Landfill Disposal Fee Adjustment of 7.75%$0.28
City Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Fee $0.29
Total  Rate$37.85

Commercial/Multifamily Waste Rates  (1 pickup/week)

Note: Rates are for commercial services for a single bin serviced once a week, billed monthly

Waste RateCurrent  Monthly Rate
3-Yard Trash Container$210.19
3-Yard Recycle Container $179.50
2-Yard Trash Container$163.98
64-Gallon Organics Container$55.11
Breakdown of Current Rates
Rate Component3-Yard Trash Container3-Yard Recycle Container2-Yard Trash Container64-Gallon Organics Container 
Base Service Fee$168.19$168.46$134.46$51.72
CPI Adjustment of 5.77%
$9.71$9.72$7.76$2.98
Current Landfill Disposal Fee$28.75N/A$18.09N/A
Landfill Disposal Fee Adjustment of 7.75%$2.23N/A$1.49N/A
City Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Fee$1.31$1.32$1.05$0.40
Total Rate$210.19$179.50$163.98$55.11

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 erobinson@placentia.org or (714) 993-8189.