Trash and Recycling

The City of Orange's trash, recyclables and green waste are collected by CR&R Incorporated. For customer service, including establishing service, change of address, cart replacement, bulky item pickups, temporary bins, or missed pickups, call CR&R Incorporated Customer Care at (714) 372-8272.

CR&R Incorporated observes the following holidays:
  • New Years Day - January 1
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving - 4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day - December 25
When any of the above holidays fall on Monday through Friday, trash collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. If this results in trash collection and street sweeping being scheduled for the same day, residents are asked to place their carts on the curb or parkway for collection rather than in the street.

Recyclables


View the Recycling Details (PDF) to find out what goes in each cart. If you do not have curbside collection, you may take recyclables to the Waste Management facility located at 2050 N. Glassell St. (corner of Glassell and Grove, between Taft and Lincoln).

How to Get Money for Your Bottles and Cans


If you want to redeem the California Redemption Value on your beverage containers, view the CalRecycle website to find a recycling center near you.

Used Oil Collected From Your Doorstep


You can have your used motor oil and filters picked up from your home for free. Call the Used Oil Hotline at (800) 449-7587 or visit WM Curbside for more information and to schedule a pickup.

Used Oil Certified Collection Centers


If you prefer to properly dispose of your used motor oil at one of Orange's certified collection centers, ask the hotline operator for the center nearest you, view the CalRecycle website. It is a good idea to call the collection center to verify their hours and to make sure they are able to accept your oil. This program is funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste


Household hazardous waste includes such items as paint, lawn chemicals, motor oil, solvents, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, computer monitors, laptops and television sets. In February 2006, new legislation went into effect that bans many electronic devices from the landfills, meaning it is illegal to dispose of these items in the trash. This includes such items as computers, keyboards, stereos, cell phones, cordless phones, VCRs, microwaves, calculators, electronic toys, game consoles, "singing" greeting cards, and athletic shoes and jewelry with flashing lights. Orange residents can take these items to:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
1071 N Blue Gum
Anaheim, CA 92806

Or visit one of three other centers in Orange County. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed on rainy days, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For more information, call (714) 834-6752 or visit the County of Orange Wast and Recycling webpage. Please note that it is the resident's responsibility to remove all personal information from computer hard drives.

Bulky Item Collection Program


Your trash and recycling collector, CR&R Environmental Services provides a free bulky item collection program. Each City of Orange residential account is entitled to four bulky item collections four times a year.  That’s 16 items a year! Bulky items include large, hard to handle items such as furniture, appliances, computers, computer monitors, electronic waste and extra yard waste. Residents in multi-family complexes with bin service may also have bulky item service available.

In order for you to reserve a bulky item collection date, simply contact CR&R at (714) 372-8272.  Once your bulky item collection has been reserved, simply place your bulky item out for collection on your regularly scheduled trash collection day. For more information please view the Free Curbside Bulky Item Collection Program (PDF).