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Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste Handling Services

Waste Management LogoResidential, commercial, and construction and demolition waste collection services are provided by Waste Management Collection and Recycling, Inc. (“Waste Management”), under a franchise agreement with the City. For more information, please call Waste Management at (949) 642-1191.

Holiday Schedule

Waste collection does not occur on the holidays listed below. When a holiday falls on a weekday, collections will be delayed by one day each for the remainder of the week. If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no delay in service and collection days will remain unchanged.

Residential Bulky Item Collection

Both monthly and in-home bulky item collection services are offered free of charge to residents.

Bulky items include appliances, clothing, electronic waste, furniture, and certain types of residential waste, but do not include construction and demolition waste, hazardous waste, car bodies, or items that cannot reasonably and safely be loaded and unloaded into a vehicle by two people. For more information on acceptable bulky items, please click here or call Waste Management at (949) 642‐1191.

Free bulky item collection on occurs on the third Saturday of each month. Simply place your bulky items near your trash enclosure or in the same location that you place your trash carts. Bulky items may be set out the night prior and no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection.

Free in‐home bulky item collection is available on an on‐call basis. Residents may schedule up to two (2) in‐home bulky item collections per calendar year, with a maximum of five (5) bulky items per collection. To schedule an in‐home bulky item collection, simply call Waste Management at (949) 642‐1191.

Special Waste Disposal Services

WM Curbside At Your Door LogoHousehold hazardous waste, home-generated sharps waste, and medicine waste disposal services are provided by WM Curbside, Inc., under contract with the City.

Home-Generated Sharps Waste Disposal

Residents may drop-off needles, lancets, and other home-generated sharps waste at City Hall, at no charge. For everyone’s safety, sharps waste must be placed in a rigid and needle puncture-resistant container (e.g., laundry detergent bottles, soda bottles, or medical sharps containers) before leaving home. Loose materials cannot be accepted. For more information, please call City Hall at (949) 639-0500.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents may schedule door-to-door collections of household hazardous waste on an as-needed basis, at no charge. Simply call WM Curbside at (800) 449-7587 and arrangements will be made to collect materials from outside of your home. For information on acceptable household hazardous waste, please click here.