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Trash & Recycling

Residential Trash Collection:
The City contracts with Waste Management for residential and multi-family trash and recycling collection services.  Residential trash is collected every Wednesday.  If a holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, trash pick-up will occur on Thursday.  To find out more about your trash service contact Waste Management at (800) 266-7551 or visit Waste Management.com.

Proposed Rate Adjustments & Prop 218 Notice
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.  

For additional information contact the Public Works Services Department at (626) 254-2700 or Vanessa Hevener, Environmental Services Manager, at (626) 254-2712 or vhevener@ArcadiaCA.gov

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

Bulky Item Pickups

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal

Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB 1826)


Public Works Services Department
(626) 254-2720
Published: April 29, 2021