Trash & Recycling
The proposed rate increases are necessary to continue to provide safe, environmentally sound and reliable solid waste, recycling, and Greenwaste/Organics collection, transportation and disposal or processing services to the residents of Arcadia. The proposed rates reflect the rising costs associated with processing of recycling materials, increased labor and operations costs, and costs associated with the implementation of statewide Senate Bill (SB 1383) for mandated Organics regulations effective January 1, 2022.
Even with the proposed rate adjustments, the City’s solid waste rates will remain in the lowest 1/3 rates (excluding the 3% Franchise Fee paid to the City by Waste Management) of all cites in the San Gabriel Valley with similar services.
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to consider the adoption of an increase in rates for solid waste services. A public notice detailing the proposed rates has been sent to solid waste customers as well as property owners.
Commercial and Multi-Family Mandatory Recycling
Assembly Bill 341 requires recycling services for businesses, public entities, and multi-family residential dwellings of five or more units that generate four or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week. The City has three permitted commercial haulers to assist with your refuse and recycling needs. Commercial customers are eligible to receive recycling containers upon request at no additional costs. Contact the following list of commercial haulers for pricing and service information:
|Republic Services||(800) 299-4898|
|Waste Management||(800) 266-7551|
|Valley Vista Services||(800) 442-6454|
Additional Information & Solid Waste Programs:
Backyard Service & Senior Citizen Discount Programs
Backyard service is provided free for residents with a physical hardship. View the Backyard Verification form.
Additionally, residents over the age of 62 qualify for a senior citizen discount. View the Senior Verification form.
Bulky Item Pickups
Waste Management offers four free bulky item pickups per calendar year for each single-family residential account and two free bulky item pickups per calendar year for each multi-family residential unit.
To schedule a bulky item pickup, contact Waste Management at (800) 266-7551.
Qualifying Bulky Items
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal
Pharmaceuticals and sharps are anonymously accepted at the Temple City Sheriff's Station located at 8838 Las Tunas Drive in Temple City.
Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB 1826)
April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate eight cubic yards of organic waste per week must arrange for organic waste recycling services.
Public Works Services Department