Collection Day
Holiday Schedule
Container Information
Recycling
Hazardous Waste
Electronic Waste
Bulky Items
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Change in Waste and Recycling Billing

CR&R Recommends You Remember the Following On Collection Day
  • Carts should be placed at curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on collection day.
  • Carts must be placed side-by-side approximately 1 foot apart and at least 3 feet from any obstruction. (i.e. fire hydrant/trees)
  • Carts should be placed with the handles and wheels facing away from the street.
  • Carts should be removed from curbside within 12 hours after service.
  • Residents are eligible to receive four annual pick-ups of excess material that can not fit in your automated carts. Items must be manageable by a two-person crew. There is an additional fee to collect excess material once your four annual pick-ups are exceeded.
  • Each resident may select a set of specially designed automated carts with attached lid and wheels.
CR&R is requesting that each resident separate their recyclable materials.
  • The cart with the blue lid is for regular waste.
  • The cart with the gray lid is for recyclables.
  • If you have a cart with a green lid, it is for green/yard 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 may order a set of the following curbside collection containers:
  • 32 gallon automated cart - 38.5"H x 19.25"W x 24.25"L
  • 64 gallon automated cart - 41.75"H x 24.25"W x 31.75"D
  • 96 gallon automated cart - 43.25"H x 29.75"W x 35.25"D
Special Collections

For construction and clean up projects you may order the following temporary containers:
  • 3 Yard Temporary Bin - 4'H x 4'W x 6'9"L for clean up projects - 500 lb limit
  • 10 Yard Lowboy - for dense material such as dirt, rock, concrete, plaster, and sod.
  • 40 Yard Roll Off - for mixed light weight material such as wood, drywall, garage junk, papers, plastics, and other similar waste. No Hazardous Waste is accepted in any of our containers, please see our section under Hazardous Waste for additional information.
Recycling Information
Christmas tree collection will begin on December 26th through January 31, 2013. 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. If you have questions about how to join the recycling program in your area, or plan a clean-up project, please contact the office located closest to you.
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
Textiles
Do's
Clothing
Shoes
Linens
Towels
Don'ts
Stuffed Animals
Pillows
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
It is illegal to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through the automated residential collection program. CR&R may collect household batteries and fluorescent bulbs by making arrangements through our Customer Service Department. All other HHW must be disposed of at a certified hazardous waste collection center. For the nearest collection center, please contact the County of Orange HHW Department at 714-834-6752.

Household Hazardous Waste includes, but is not limited to:
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Solvents
  • Cleaning Products
  • Wood Preservative
  • Old Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Old Road Flares
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 residence. To arrange a curbside pick-up for E-waste or a refrigerator, please contact the office located closest to you.

Bulky Items Collection Information
Items that cannot fit in your automated carts, 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 four (4) bulky item pick-ups free of charge per calendar year. 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 contact the office located closest to you.
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FREE Annual Compost Giveaway- In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Orange and CR&R are hosting a compost giveaway on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Each resident will receive two bags of compost while supplies last. The event will be from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot behind Orange City Hall. Please enter the parking lot from Almond Avenue. For more information, you may contact CR&R at 714-372-8272 or visit the City of Orange\s website: www.cityoforange.org.