Collection Day
Holiday Schedule
Container Information
Recycling
Hazardous Waste
Electronic Waste
Bulky Items
Special Services
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CR&R Recommends You Remember the Following On Collection Day
  • Containers should be placed at curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on collection day.
  • Please place containers side-by-side approximately 1' foot apart and at least 3' feet from any obstruction. (i.e. fire hydrant/trees)
  • Containers should be placed with the handles and wheels facing away from the street.
  • Containers should be removed from curbside within 12 hours after service.
  • Items not in containers will not be collected. Please make arrangements with customer service for overflow or bulky item collection.
  • Each resident will receive a set of three specially designed automated containers with attached lid and wheels.
CR&R is requesting that each resident separate their recyclable materials.
  • The black container is for regular refuse.
  • The blue container is for recyclables.
  • The green container is for green waste.
CR&R Observes the Following Holidays
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
If the holiday falls during the week, service postponed by one day the remainder of the week. Example: If July 4th is a Monday, and your normal collection day is Thursday, we'll see you on Friday.
Approximate Container Sizes Available
Residents will receive a set of the following containers.
  • 90 gallon automated container - 45.5"Hx 31"Wx 37"D
You may order an additional recycle cart at no charge or an additional trash cart for a nominal charge by contacting customer service.

If your cart becomes damaged due to normal wear and tear you may contact customer service to have it exchanged. We perform exchanges on your normal collection day by separate truck.

Special Collections
  • 3 Yard Temporary Bin - 4'H x 4'W x 6'9"L for clean up projects - 500 lb limit
Larger waste collection containers (from 10 to 40 yards) are available for clean-up projects and other disposal needs.
Recycling Information
Christmas tree collection will begin on December 26th for a two week period through January 9th. Please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, and cut the tree in half if over 6 feet tall. If possible, please place your tree bottom first and upright in your green waste container. If you cannot use the green waste container or do not have one, place your tree curbside on your service day and our tree collectors will come by in a separate truck, there is no need to call the office.

It's important to identify and remove materials unsuitable for recycling. Please review this section for more information on the Do's and Don'ts for Recycling. You may also contact our Customer Service and request a "Waste and Recycling Services Guide".
Recyclable Paper
Do's
Corrugated Cardboard
Junk Mail
Magazines
Phonebooks
Chipboard (Cereal/Cracker Boxes)
Newspaper
Computer paper
Any White Paper
Mixed Paper
Don'ts
Waxed Milk Cartons
Waxed Paper
No Mixed Products such as combinations of metal and paper
Soiled Paper
Recyclable Plastics
Please remove liquids, lids and food residue from all recyclables before placing them in the recycling container.
Do's
PET: soft drink bottles, photo film canisters
HDPE: detergent containers, plastic water/milk containers, pails, t-shirt bags
PVC: sprinkler pipe
LDPE: trash can liners, shrink wrap, grocery bags
PP: yogurt containers, luggage, drinking straws
PS: plastic plates, cups egg cartons, food trays
Other: Tupperware and mixed plastic containers
Plastic Toys
Don'ts
Flower/Plant Containers
No Mixed Products (ie plastic/metal combination)
Recyclable Metal
Do's
Empty Aerosol Cans
Metal Coat Hangers
Aluminum Cans
Tin Cans
Food and Juice Jars
Empty Paint Cans (dry paint is OK)
Metal Foil
Lawn Furniture
Don'ts
Automotive Parts
Plumbing Parts
No Mixed Products such as combinations of metal and paper
Recyclable Glass
Do's
Food and Beverage Bottles
Glass Jars and Bottles
House Windows
Liquor, Soda and Juice Bottles
Tempered Glass
Pyrex
Don'ts
Ceramic
Mirrors
Fluorescent Tubes
Light Bulbs
Safety Glass
Yard Waste
Do's
Grass Clippings
Green Plants
Dry Leaves
Garden Trimmings
Weeds
Wood Scraps/Chips
Don'ts
Animal Waste
Palm Branches
Diseased Plants
Meat/Fish/Bones
Dairy Products
Sod/Dirt
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
It is illegal to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through the automated residential collection program. HHW must be disposed of at a certified hazardous waste collection center. Residents may take their HHW to 702 East Heil open on Saturday from 8:00 am until 12 noon. You may call them at (877) 732-9253 for additional information. CR&R also provides curbside used oil collection, additional information on this program is available by clicking on the special services section.

Household Hazardous Waste includes, but is not limited to:
  • Solvents
  • Used Oil - see special services section below for additonal information
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning Products
  • Wood Preservative
  • Old Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Old Road Flares
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Electronic Waste
Electronic Waste and Refrigerator Collection Information
Electronic waste (E-waste) is an item such as a computer monitor, television, cell phone or other like materials. Due to the high amounts of lead and chemicals found in E-waste, they are not allowed into local landfills.

Refrigerators contain Freon and other chemicals which require special handling as well. CR&R will collect these items from your curbside as a bulky item pick up, to arrange a curbside pick-up for E-waste or a refrigerator, please contact customer service at (760)482-5656.

Bulky Items Collection Information
Items that cannot fit in your automated containers, such as a chair or a couch, are considered "bulky items." A bulky item is an object that can be handled by a two-person crew and may include washers, dryers, sofas or other large materials. Each residential customer is entitled to three (3) bulky item pick-ups free of charge per calendar year of four items per pick up. Additional bulky item pick-ups will be provided for a nominal charge. To make arrangements for a bulky item pick-up on your regular waste collection day, please customer service at (760)482-5656.
Ordering Special Services in Your Area
Used oil containers and filters are collected curbside in provided containers with service performed on your regular collection day. CR&R will distribute used oil collection containers and filter bags as requested and also provide replacement containers when service is performed.

To arrange for a pickup, call our Customer Service. This special waste collection service is performed by a separate vehicle. For additional questions regarding the used oil program or to receive collection containers please contact customer service at (760)482-5656.

CR&R provides for the free disposal of material by residents at our facility located at 599 East Main Street. Service hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents must bring in a current water bill and his/her identification. Construction and Demolition material is excluded from free Disposal. Please check in at the office.
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