Trash and Recycling

The City of Orange's trash, recyclables, and green 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.

CR&R Incorporated observes the following holidays:
  • New Years Day - January 1
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving - 4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day - December 25
When any of the above holidays fall on 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 the curb or parkway for collection rather than in the street.


View the Recycling Details (PDF) to find out what goes in each cart. If you do not have curbside collection, you may take recyclables to the Waste Management facility located at 2050 N. Glassell St. (corner of Glassell and Grove, between Taft and Lincoln).

The commercial sector generates nearly three-fourths of the waste in California much of which is recyclable. The Mandatory Recycling Law (AB 341) states that businesses, including public entities, generating four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services starting July 1, 2012. Businesses can take one or any combination of the following to divert solid waste from disposal: self-haul, subscribe to a hauler(s), arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials, and/ or subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation. Visit the CalRecycle website for more information about the Mandatory Recycling Law. Please contact CR&R at (714) 372-8272 to sign up for recycling or find out about your recycling options for compliance.

Commercial Climate Calculator

For a financial, climate, and environmental benefits tools check out the CalRecycle Climate Calculator.

Used Oil Collected From Your Doorstep

You can have your used motor oil and filters picked up from your home for free. Call the Used Oil Hotline at (800) 449-7587 or visit WM Curbside for more information and to schedule a pickup.

Used Oil Certified Collection Centers

If you prefer to properly dispose of your used motor oil at one of Orange's certified collection centers, ask the hotline operator for the center nearest you, view the CalRecycle website. It is a good idea to call the collection center to verify their hours and to make sure they are able to accept your oil. This program is funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

Recycled Tires

Thanks to a grant from CalRecycle, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, Orange has been able to subsidize the cost of paving its Arterial streets with Asphalt Rubberized Hot Mix (ARHM).
  •  The rehabilitation of four streets was possible for the Fiscal Year 2017 which utilized 184,025 pounds of crumb rubber, which diverted 15,335 tires from California’s landfills.
  •  The rehabilitation of six streets was possible for the Fiscal Year 2018 which utilized 315,000 pounds of crumb rubber, which diverted 26,250 tires from California’s landfills.


Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste

Household hazardous waste includes such items as paint, lawn chemicals, motor oil, solvents, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, computer monitors, laptops and television sets. In February 2006, new legislation went into effect that bans many electronic devices from the landfills, meaning it is illegal to dispose of these items in the trash. This includes such items as computers, keyboards, stereos, cell phones, cordless phones, VCRs, microwaves, calculators, electronic toys, game consoles, "singing" greeting cards, and athletic shoes and jewelry with flashing lights. Orange residents can take these items to:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
1071 N Blue Gum
Anaheim, CA 92806

Or visit one of three other centers in Orange County. The centers are open from 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed on rainy days, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For more information, call (714) 834-4000 or visit the County of Orange Waste and Recycling webpage. Please note that it is the resident's responsibility to remove all personal information from computer hard drives.

Bulky Item Collection Program

Your trash and recycling collector, CR&R Environmental Services provides a free bulky item collection program. Each City of Orange residential account is entitled to four bulky item collections four times a year.  That’s 16 items a year! Bulky items include large, hard to handle items such as furniture, appliances, computers, computer monitors, electronic waste and extra yard waste. Residents in multi-family complexes with bin service may also have bulky item service available.

In order for you to reserve a bulky item collection date, simply contact CR&R at (714) 372-8272.  Once your bulky item collection has been reserved, simply place your bulky item out for collection on your regularly scheduled trash collection day. For more information please view the Free Curbside Bulky Item Collection Program (PDF).

Incentive Programs for Businesses and Manufacturers


The California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) in 2014. This law requires all businesses and commercial centers that generate a certain amount of organic waste to develop a program to recycle that waste rather than sending it to a landfill. Organic waste includes food waste, vegetable trimmings, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and excess food inventory. The State regulations require that:

  • Businesses that generate four 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for ongoing organic waste recycling services by January 1,2019.

For more information on our organics program please contact CR&R at (714) 372-8272.