Collection Day
Holiday Schedule
Container Information
Hazardous Waste
Electronic Waste
Bulky Items
Special Services
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Residential Service Guide

Multi-Family Guide

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.
  • Containers must be placed side-by-side approximately 1 foot apart and at least 3 feet from any obstruction. (i.e. fire hydrant/trees/cars)
  • 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 inside containers will not be collected.
CR&R is requesting that each resident continue separating their recyclable materials. Please keep each item in their appropriate container.
  • The black container or black container with black lid is for regular refuse.
  • The blue container or black container with blue lid is for recyclables.
  • If you have a green container or black container with a green lid, it is for green/yard waste.
CR&R Observes the Following Holidays
  • New Years Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
If the holiday falls during the week, collection for the remainder of the week is one day behind. For example, if July 4th is a Monday, and your normal collection day is Thursday, we'll see you on Friday. If the holiday falls on the weekend, collection for the following week will remain on regular schedule.
Approximate Container Sizes Available
Your current residential collection containers may continue to be used. There will be no immediate change to the existing residential curbside collection program. Trash and green/yard waste will be collected weekly and recyclables will be collected weekly. Early next year you will be receiving information on your new Mixed Recyclables/Solid Waste Program. This new program will be designed to be easier to use, less confusing and environmentally friendly. Watch your mailbox for upcoming information.

You may also order a Three Cubic Yard Temporary Bin - 4'H x 4'W x 6'9"L for cleanup projects. There is a 500 lb limit on these containers. For larger cleanup or construction projects we also have 10 and 40 cubic yard debris boxes available for next day service.

Please call our Customer Service Department for rates and availability at 800-755- 8112.
It's important to identify and remove materials unsuitable for recycling. Mixing trash with recyclable materials is strictly prohibited. Green/Yard waste must also be kept in its own container. Please review this section for more information on the Do's and Don\ts of Recycling. If you have questions about your recycling program please call our Customer Service Department at 800-755-8112.
Recyclable Paper
Milk or Juice Cartons
Corrugated Cardboard
Junk Mail
Chipboard (Cereal/Cracker Boxes)
Computer paper
Any White Paper
Mixed Products such as combinations of paper and metal
Waxed Paper
Recyclable Plastics
Please remove liquids, lids and food residue from all recyclables before placing them in the recycling container.
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
Flower/Plant Containers
No Mixed Products (ie plastic/metal combination)
Recyclable Metal
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
Automotive Parts
Plumbing Parts
No Mixed Products such as combinations of metal and paper
Recyclable Glass
Food and Beverage Bottles
Glass Jars and Bottles
House Windows
Liquor, Soda and Juice Bottles
Tempered Glass
Fluorescent Tubes
Light Bulbs
Safety Glass
Yard Waste
Grass Clippings
Green Plants
Dry Leaves
Garden Trimmings
Wood Scraps/Chips
Animal Waste
Palm Branches
Diseased Plants
Dairy Products
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 or through our curbside HHW Program. For the nearest Riverside County Collection Center, please go to For information and rates on our new Residential HHW Curbside Collection Program, please call our office at 800-755-8112.

Household Hazardous Waste includes, but is not limited to:
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Household Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
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 part of our bulky item collection program. To arrange for curbside pick-up of E-Waste or a refrigerator, please call our Customer Service Department at 800-755-8112 for limitations, rates and further information.

Bulky Items Collection Information
Items that cannot fit in your automated containers, such as a chair, table or a couch are considered "bulky items." A bulky item is an object that can be handled safely by a two-person crew and may include washers, dryers, sofas or other large materials. Each residential unit or home is entitled to two (2) bulky item pick-ups free of charge per calendar year. Limitations apply and further information can be obtained by calling our Customer Service Department. You may call our office at 800-755-8112 to arrange for additional bulky item collections for a nominal charge.
Ordering Special Services in Your Area
Sharps/Used Needle Collection Program

Used needles and syringes are a growing part of our everyday life. CR&R is pleased to offer Hemet residents a unique and convenient Sharps Disposal by Mail Program. If requested, a three gallon Sharps Container will be delivered to your home in a postage prepaid return-by-mail shipping box with instructions in English and Spanish. When the Sharps container is full or when your drug therapy is concluded, you simply return the Sharps container in its original packaging.

For more information on this convenient, private and easy to use program please call our Customer Service Department at 800-755-8112 and ask us about how you can participate. Rates and restrictions apply.
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