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Waste and Recycling Services
The City of Yorba Linda waste and recycling services are provided solely by Republic Services, formerly known as Yorba Linda Disposal, as part of a citywide franchise agreement. Republic Services offers residential and commercial customers a variety of options on their easy-to-use website at www.republicservices.com. The Republic website allows you to conveniently pay your bill, view the pick-up schedule, request services and/or contact customer service support. If you do not have internet access or prefer to talk with a customer service representative, then please call (800) 700-8610 and a Republic customer service representative will be happy to assist you.
Should you have an issue/complaint that you believe cannot be resolved by a Republic Services representative, then please email Mark Aalders, Assistant to the City Manager, at email@example.com. Please provide your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the issue so that we may address it with Republic.The City of Yorba Linda and Republic Services appreciate your business and we strive to provide excellent customer service.
The County of Orange provides four Household Hazardous Waste Collection centers for residents to drop-off household hazardous waste for FREE. Household hazardous waste which can be dropped-off includes cleaning, lawn and garden, and automotive products, painting supplies, pesticides, flammable products, e-waste and even sharps (in a puncture-proof container). The closest location for Yorba Linda residents is the Anaheim Collection Center, 1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, CA 92806. If you would like more information on household hazardous waste center locations or on which waste products are permitted to drop-off, then please visit the County of Orange website at:www.oclandfills.com/hazardous/.
California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship.
Through landmark initiatives like the Integrated Waste Management Act and Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, California works toward a society that uses less, recycles more, and takes resource conservation to higher and higher levels. Our state leads the nation with an approximate 65 percent diversion rate for all materials, and today recycling supports more than 140,000 green jobs in California.
The City of Yorba Linda and Republic Services strive to meet and exceed the goals set forth by CalRecycle through a joint effort of disseminating public information, providing a wide-range of services and implementing the latest technological advances for recycling. Currently, the City and Republic are working towards compliance with AB 341, in which the Governor and the Legislature established a policy goal for the state that not less than 75 percent of solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled, or composted by the year 2020.
Moreover, in October 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1826, which requires businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. Currently, businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services. Below are the implementation dates and thresholds for businesses.
January 1, 2016: Local jurisdictions shall have an organic waste recycling program in place. Jurisdictions shall conduct outreach and education to inform businesses how to recycle organic waste in the jurisdiction, as well as monitoring to identify those not recycling and to notify them of the law and how to comply.
April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
August 1, 2017 and Ongoing: Jurisdictions shall provide information about their organic waste recycling program implementation in the annual report submitted to CalRecycle.
Fall 2018: After receipt of the 2016 annual reports submitted on August 1, 2017, CalRecycle shall conduct its formal review of those jurisdictions that are on a two-year review cycle.
January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
Fall 2020: After receipt of the 2019 annual reports submitted on August 1, 2020, CalRecycle shall conduct its formal review of all jurisdictions.
The City and Republic will inform and assist businesses towards meeting the CalRecycle AB 1826 requirements. For more detailed information on CalRecycle, legislative action and current state goals, please visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov.