Residential solid waste handling services are provided by CR&R Incorporated, under a franchise agreement with the City. For more information, please contact CR&R Incorporated at (949) 625-6735 or LagunaWoods-Recycles@CRRMail.com.
The commercial sector generates nearly three-quarters of California’s waste, much of which is recyclable. The State of California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law (Chesbro, Assembly Bill 341) requires businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of solid waste per week, and multi-family residential dwellings of five units or more, to arrange for recycling services. To make arrangements for recycling services, please contact CR&R Incorporated at (949) 625-6735 or LagunaWoods-Recycles@CRRMail.com.
Click here for information on residential organics recycling in apartment complexes and senior living facilities
Recyclable organic waste accounts for approximately 40 percent of the material Californians dispose of in landfills annually. The State of California’s Mandatory Organics Recycling Law (Chesbro, Assembly Bill 1826) requires businesses to arrange for recycling services for the following types of organic waste: food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper. Multi-family residential dwellings must also arrange for recycling services for the same types of organic waste as businesses, with the exception of food waste and food-soiled paper. To make arrangements for orange waste recycling services, please contact CR&R Incorporated at (949) 625-6735 or LagunaWoods-Recycles@CRRMail.com.
Deadlines for businesses and multi-family residential dwellings to make arrangements for organic waste recycling services vary by the amount and type of waste generated, as shown in the table below.
|Deadline||Subject Businesses/Multi-Family Residential Dwellings|
|April 1, 2016||Generators of eight of more cubic yards of organic waste per week|
|January 1, 2017||Generators of four or more cubic yards of organic waste per week|
|January 1, 2019||Generators of four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week|
|January 1, 20201||Generators of two or more cubic yards of solid waste per week|
1 This deadline will only apply if the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (“CalRecycle”) determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste has not been reduced by 50 percent from 2014.
Frequently Asked Questions
To locate a certified collection center for motor oil or oil filters, please call 1-800-CLEANUP (1-800-253-2687) or click here to visit the Earth911 website.
California Senate Bill 212 (Jackson, Chapter 1004, Statutes of 2018) requires drug manufacturers and distributors to offer programs to dispose of unwanted personal medication.
Unwanted personal medication can be dropped off at the following locations, free of charge:
24167 Paseo de Valencia
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
24330 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Additional disposal locations are available at www.med-project.org.
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.
Beverage containers with a California Refund Value (“CRV”) can be redeemed at certified recycling centers or certain retailers with a legal obligation to do so. The CRV redemption program is administered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (“CalRecyle”).
Home-generated sharps waste and household hazardous waste disposal services are provided by WM Curbside, Inc., under contract with the City. For more information, please click here to contact the City’s Planning & Environmental Services Department.
Did you know? State law makes it illegal to dispose of home-generated sharps waste in trash or recycling containers. Improperly disposed of sharps waste can also pollute the environment and harm those who sort and handle trash.
Laguna Woods residents are able to drop-off needles, lancets, and other home-generated sharps waste at City Hall during regular business hours. There is no charge for doing so. For everyone’s safety, residents must place sharps waste 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.
“Home-generated sharps waste” includes needles, lancets, and syringes used to deliver insulin or subcutaneous (“subQ”) fluids to your pets.
Laguna Woods residents are able to drop-off batteries used at home at City Hall during regular business hours. There is no charge for doing so. For more information, please call City Hall at (949) 639-0500.
Please note that the City is unable to accept vehicle batteries.
Laguna Woods residents are able to schedule door-to-door collections of household hazardous waste on an as-needed basis. There is no charge for doing so. WM Curbside, the City’s contract service provider, will collect materials that residents assemble from outside of their homes. To make arrangements for household hazardous waste collection, please call WM Curbside at (800) 449-7587