Trash, Recycling, and Organics
The City of Orange’s trash, recyclables, and organics (green waste and food waste) are collected by CR&R Incorporated. For customer service, including establishing service, change of address, cart replacement, bulky item pickups, temporary bins, or missed pickups, call CR&R Incorporated Customer Care at (714) 372-8272.
The City of Orange has among the lowest rates in Orange County; however, like other cities throughout the County and statewide, rates are increasing due to unfunded state mandates. For more information, please see the State Mandated Solid Waste Rate Adjustment webpage.
Christmas Tree Recycling
If you have a real tree, you can place it out at the curb between January 4, and January 31, and it will be picked-up for recycling by CR&R, completely free of charge.
Remember to remove all of your decorations, and if your tree is 6' tall or higher, please cut it in half before taking it out to the curb.
New Organics Recycling Program
The State of California has set an ambitious goal of 75% recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020. To help achieve this goal, the City of Orange together with CR&R Environmental Services has launched an expanded Organics Recycling Program for residents with cart service.
Organic waste is mainly comprised of food scraps and yard waste such as green waste, landscape, and pruning waste. It will be transported to CR&R Environmental Service’s Regional Organics Anaerobic Recovery (ROAR) facility where technology will convert your food scraps and yard waste into renewable natural gas and fertilizer. This new program will help keep Orange’s organic waste out of the landfill and enable the City to achieve state mandated waste reductions.
Different methods and rules apply for ratepayers to help achieve compliance. To learn more about the specific expanded services available to you effective January 1, 2020, please select one of these three options that is applicable to your household, property, or organization:
CR&R Incorporated observes the following holidays:
|New Years Day||January 1|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September|
|Thanksgiving||Fourth Thursday in November|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
When any of the above holidays fall on or observed Monday through Friday, trash collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. If this results in trash collection and street sweeping being scheduled for the same day, residents are asked to place their carts on top of the curb or parkway for collection rather than in the street.