Residential Trash, Recycling, and Organics
The City of Orange’s trash, recyclables, and organic 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.
Christmas Tree Recycling
If you have a real tree, you can place it out at the curb between January 4, and January 31, and it will be picked-up for recycling by CR&R, completely free of charge.
Remember to remove all of your decorations, and if your tree is 6' tall or higher, please cut it in half before taking it out to the curb.
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).
To find the nearest Beverage Container Recycling Center near you, please visit CalRecycle’s website and type in your address in the search bar to locate a center.
Starting January 1, 2020, your existing green yard trimmings cart will become an organics cart and you are encouraged to recycle your kitchen food scraps with your yard trimmings. Your current service day will not change.
Beginning the week of January 20, 2020, and continuing for several weeks, CR&R will affix a new decal on your green yard trimmings cart to identify what materials are accepted in the new Organics Recycling Program. Please make sure to keep your cart out until 7:00 PM on your scheduled pickup day.
Multifamily dwelling units of five or more must arrange for green waste recycling services per AB 1826. For more information regarding this State mandate please visit CalRecycle’s website.
- What materials may I place in the organics cart? (PDF)
- Organics announcement letter (PDF)
- Optional Compostable Bags for Purchase
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste
Household hazardous waste includes such items as paint, lawn chemicals, motor oil, solvents, batteries, sharps and needles, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, computer monitors, laptops and television sets. In February 2006, legislation went into effect that bans many electronic devices from 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 am to 3 pm, 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) 834-4000 or visit OC Landfills Household Hazardous Waste website. 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, contact CR&R at (714) 372-8272. Once your bulky item collection has been reserved, 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).
Used Oil Certified Collection Centers
To properly dispose of your used motor oil at one of Orange’s certified collection centers, search for the center nearest you at OC Health’s website. It is a good idea to call the collection center to verify their hours and make sure they are able to accept your used oil. This program is funded by a grant from CalRecycle and administered by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Horse Manure & Stable Bedding Recycle Program
Do you have livestock? CR&R Inc. offers manure and stable bedding recycling bin program for more information please see the flyer below and contact CR&R Inc.