Single-Family Residential Trash, Recycling, and Organics 

Weekly pick-ups are scheduled throughout Placentia neighborhoods using a three-bin system, which is serviced by the City's franchise hauler, Republic Services. Below is the updated holiday schedule: 

HOLIDAYDATESERVICE DETAIL
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024Service delayed by 1 day
Independence DayThursday, July 4, 2024Service delayed by 1 day
Labor DayMonday, September 2, 2024Service delayed by 1 day
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28, 2024Thursday and Friday service delayed by 1 day
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25, 2024Service delayed by 1 day
New Year's DayWednesday, January 1, 2025Service delayed by 1 day


To learn more about current waste-related topics, please access the Winter 2024 Waste & Recycling Newsletter here

PLEASE NOTE: If you request an additional cart or replacement, the cart may look different. The color change is a State-mandated requirement. Please read the label on your cart and/or review the guide below. If you have any questions or concerns with this transition, please contact Elsa Robinson, Senior Management Analyst at erobinson@placentia.org (714) 993-8189.

Updated Cart Colors

BROWN BIN OR GRAY BIN WITH GREEN LID = YARD WASTE/ORGANICS

  • Organics is defined as, anything derived from plants or animals - food, food-soiled paper, landscape/green waste, paper products (including cardboard), lumber, manure.
  • Currently there is no change to disposal but in the future, everyone is required to commingle food and food-soiled paper with yard waste, disposing of them in the organics bin. 
  • Interested in composting at home? Learn more about it by visiting the EPA Composting at Home webpage and UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County's webpage. (Keep in mind that at-home composting will still require you to participate in the organics recycling program.)

GREEN BIN OR GRAY BIN WITH BLUE LID = RECYCLING

  • All recyclables must be Empty. Clean. Dry. ™ This prevents contamination of the item itself as well as other items in the recycling cart. Contaminated items cannot be recycled and thus end up in the landfill. Items that are successfully recycled are transformed into other products, giving them a new life and purpose!
  • Keep recyclables loose; do not bag them. Plastic bags cannot be recycled through the recycling cart so instead, take them to a participating grocery store with a drop-off area.

BLACK BIN OR GRAY BIN WITH BLACK LID = TRASH (NO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE)

  • Bulky items (furniture, electronic waste, appliances, etc.): Single-family residents have access to 3 bulky item pickups per year - 10-item limit/pickup. Contact Republic Services at (714) 238-3300 to schedule this service. 
  • Household Hazardous Waste (batteries, e-waste, wet paint, chemicals, etc.): Do not dispose of HHW in the trash or any waste bin! Items can be taken to one of the 4 Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities where it will be responsibly disposed. Batteries can cause safety concerns such as employee injuries and fires in the waste truck or at the landfill. When you are at the hazardous waste collection facility, ask for a free battery collection recycling bucket - available while supplies last. For more information, visit the County or City's Hazardous Waste webpage.

State Recycling Law SB 1383, and Its Impact on Single-Family Residents

SB 1383 was implemented by the State to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy by reducing organic waste disposal from 2014 to 2025 by 75%. It is the most aggressive waste reduction law to be adopted in California and requires everyone (residents and businesses) to divert organic materials from the landfill. SB 1383 requires the commingling of food and yard waste inside the brown bin. The City is working with Republic Services to implement this service so currently, there is no change in waste disposal. Any updates will be provided on this page and the City's Facebook page.

SB 1383 Residential - Coming Soon

SB 1383 and Waste-Related Support

If you would like assistance with SB 1383 or any waste-related matters, please contact Elsa Robinson, Senior Management Analyst at erobinson@placentia.org (714) 993-8189.