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Compton Waste Services

Every day, we’re working to meet the needs of Compton customers. Rely on us to provide cost-effective garbage collection, recycling programs and solid waste disposal for your home, for your business and for government while minimizing strain on the planet’s resources.

Single Family Dwelling (SFD) Services

Each residence receives one set of carts, consisting of refuse, recycling and yard waste.

Container Sizes

Refuse (brown): 64, 96, and 32 gallon
Recycling (gray): 64, 96, and 32 gallon
Yard Waste (green): 64, 96, and 32 gallon

Additional Refuse containers are available for a fee. Please contact our customer service department at 800-299-4898 to schedule a delivery or replacement.

Additional Services


Bulk Items

Large household items that do not fit inside the trash cart need to be scheduled for a bulk item pickup. Please call our customer service department 48 hours in advance of your collection day at 800-299-4898 to schedule a pickup. Compton residents are entitled to 1 free pick up per quarter per year. Items collected shall be limited to 6 items per pick up. Examples of bulk items would be TV, couch, washer/dryer, etc. Items collected shall be a combination of loose large items not to exceed an approximate equivalent of four (4) cubic yards and two (2) individual large items such as a TV, couch, or water heater.


Hazardous & Electronic Recycling

Electronic Recycling is the name for electronic products that have reached the end of their usable life. Televisions, microwaves, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, ink & toner cartridges, VCR's, fax machines, electronic games and cell phones are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished or recycled, but they contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's) and other materials that cannot be disposed of in your trash or recycling carts.

The County of Los Angeles conducts Household Hazardous Waste round-ups throughout the year to properly dispose of such materials at NO charge. For more information on dates and locations, please go online and visit or you can call at (888) CLEAN-LA (888-253-2652)

Commercial & MFD Services

Each commercial business and multi-family dwelling is offered the following:

Commercial Refuse collection
Commercial Recycle collection
Commercial Green waste collection
Commercial Debris Box collection service

Recycle Service

Ready to start recycling at work and not sure where to start? Contact Republic Services at 800-299-4898 to schedule a representative to visit your site and assist you with starting a recycling program for your business.

Foodwaste/Organics Recycling is available for Compton restaurants and businesses too! Contact Republic Services at 800-299-4898 to schedule a site visit and free waste assessment to start an organics recycling program for your restaurant.

Bulk Item Collection

Multi-Family Dwellings

Republic Services provides bulky item collection for apartments, townhomes and condominium complexes. Bulk item collection must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, and items must be placed curbside. Please contact Republic Service at 800-299-4898 for further information.

Commercial Organics Legislation

Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) into law. This new law expands on the success of California’s commercial recycling law (AB 341), which took effect in 2012. However, AB 1826 targets a specific component of commercial waste—organics, such as food scraps, food-soiled paper, green waste, and landscape and pruning waste. Organics constitute about one-third of the waste disposed in California landfills each year.

The new law phases in recycling requirements for organics. First, by April 1, 2016, businesses that create 8 or more cubic yards of organics per week, such as large supermarkets, convention centers, venues, and food processors, will be required to recycle this material. Many of these large businesses already have organics waste recycling programs in place or have plans under way. Second, on January 1, 2017, businesses that create 4 or more cubic yards of organics per week, such as large restaurants, will also be required to begin recycling this material. Finally, by January 1, 2019, all businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of any type of solid waste per week will be required to recycle organics.

To comply with the law, businesses will have the option of recycling organic waste on-site, self-hauling organics to a recycling facility, contracting for separated collection and recycling, or subscribing to a mixed waste processing service that captures and recycles organic waste.

Organics can be recycled by composting or by conversion to renewable energy through a process known as anaerobic digestion. Compost has many landscape and agricultural uses. Anaerobic digestion, which breaks down organics using bacteria in an enclosed, oxygen-free space, creates two useful products biogas and solid residue. Biogas can be used to power electric generators or as a vehicle fuel. Solid residue can be used as a soil amendment in certain types of agriculture.

Recycling organics keeps material out of landfills, creates California jobs, results in useful products, and reduces our production of greenhouse gases.

Republic Services is proud to offer the following services to help your business comply with AB 1826:

Waste Audits

Republic’s experienced staff can conduct a waste audit to determine your organics recycling needs. These audits can look at everything from the composition of the waste stream to the distance to recycling facilities to determine the steps that will ultimately result in the lowest environmental impact and the highest level of environmental protection.

Educational Program and Material

Republic can develop and help your business implement the right program to fit your needs, by providing educational materials for you and your staff. This is to help ensure that you are recycling the organics properly and to make sure the process is a smooth one.

Additional Information

AB 1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling - Effective 1/1/2016
Food Scrap Management
Food Banks and Recovery (Rescue) Organizations

California's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation

What is AB 341?

In January 2012, Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) was signed into law in California to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. AB 341, also called the "Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation," requires businesses that generate more than four cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week and multi-family residential dwellings of five units or more to implement recycling programs, on or after July 1, 2012. The regulatory approach to this legislation has been designed to be extremely flexible.

Why a New Recycling Law?

According to the State of California, businesses and multi-family residents in California generate more than 23 million tons of waste every year, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of the State's waste.

What is the Goal?

Under AB 939, municipalities are required to divert 50 percent of their waste stream from the landfill. AB 341 sets a new statewide goal for 75 percent disposal reduction by the year 2020.

Republic Services is a recognized leader in providing waste recycling solutions in an environmentally responsible manner. As your City's franchise hauler, we are committed to providing comprehensive recycling programs designed to help you comply with this new regulation.

In addition to mixed waste processing, we are proud to offer a variety of recycling services and equipment to efficiently and economically meet your needs.

What do you need to do to comply with the new law?

By participating in Republic Services' All-In-One collection program your business is compliant with the AB 341 requirements. You can improve recovery by placing all DRY and LOOSE recyclable materials into the collection container without a bag.

Economic Incentives

Industrial customers that generate large quantities of recyclable materials may benefit by participating in one of our source separated collection programs.

Republic Services' process starts with listening to our customers. Our field representatives work with you to identify and implement a materials management program that best meets your needs. For some of our largest customers, strategic and targeted waste audits are likely the best way to identify the most sustainable cost-effective solutions for waste stream reduction and recycling.

Investing In Your Future

Republic Services continues to invest in proven technologies to control costs and to simplify and streamline recycling for our customers. Our advanced single-steam sorting equipment includes disk screens, magnets and optical sorters to identify and separate different kinds of paper, metals, plastics and other materials to increase efficiency and maximize your efforts.

Residential & Commercial Holiday Tree Collection

Residential Holiday Tree Collection

Holiday Trees will be collected for the first 2 weeks immediately following December 25th. Please remove all decorations, ornaments, lights, garland, and tinsel, as well as the stand. If your tree is more than 10 feet tall, please cut it in half. When you set your tree at the curb, it should be bare.

Commercial / Multi-Family Dwellings Holiday Trees

Commercial and Multi-Family customers may receive a free roll off or temp bin to collect their holiday trees. This service will be provided for the first 2 weeks immediately following Christmas Day. Please remove all decorations, ornaments, lights, garland, and tinsel, as well as the stand.

Residential & Commercial Recycling & Yard Waste

All-in-One Recycle Cart/Bin (Gray Cart)

Only place those items that are recyclable in your recycle cart/bin. Make sure you rinse them out before placing in your cart/bin. This will assure that these items are not contaminated and can be recycled. Acceptable materials are:

All glass bottles and jars
All plastics labeled #1-7 (empty & rinsed)
Pill bottles (non-prescription)
Aluminum and tin cans (rinsed)
Aluminum foil & foil trays (clean)
Cereal boxes (please remove liners)
Juice & Milk boxes (empty)
Corrugated cardboard (flattened)
Junk mail

Mixed paper
Copy paper
File & File Folders
Telephone books
Paper bags
Empty aerosol cans
Metal Lids
Scrap metal

How to prepare your recyclables

No food, liquid, loose plastic bags
Do not bag or box recyclables; leave loose

Yard Waste Cart/Bin (Green Cart)

Use the green cart/bin for your yard waste items. For the lid to close properly, place yard waste completely inside the cart/bin.

Acceptable materials:
Tree branches and roots
Branches & twigs (up to 6” in diameter, no longer than 4’)
Flower clippings
Plant clippings
Grass clippings
Wood chips

Unacceptable materials:
Palm Branches
Yucca trees
Ice plant clusters
Dirt, sod, rocks, or concrete
Treated or painted wood
Animal Waste
Large tree stumps
Glass, Metal or Plastic
Household garbage

Garbage Cart (Brown Cart)

The Brown Cart is for your non-recyclable waste. These materials will be sent to a landfill.

Residencial y Comercial Reciclaje y Desechos de jardín

Todo en Uno de reciclaje / Bin (Carrito Gris)

Sólo colocar esos artículos que son reciclables en su carrito gris de reciclaje. Asegúrese de enjuagar reciclables antes de colocar en su carrito. Esto asegurará que esos artículos no están contaminados y se pueden reciclar.

Todas las botellas y frascos de vidrio
Todos los plásticos etiquetados # 1-7 (vacíos y enjuagados)
Píldora botellas (sin receta)
Latas de aluminio y estaño (lavado)
El papel de aluminio y bandejas de aluminio (limpio)
Las cajas de cereales (sin forros)
jugo y leche cajas (vacío)
Cartón corrugado (aplanado)
correo de papel

Papel mixto
El papel de copia
Los archivos y carpetas de archivos
Guías telefónicas
Bolsas de papel
Latas de aerosol vacías
Las tapas de metal

Cómo preparar sus materiales reciclables

No comida, líquido, bolsas de plástico sueltos
No eche los reciclables ni en bolsas, ni en cajas; échelos sueltos.

Desechos de yarda (carrito verde)

Utilice el verde carrito para sus desechos de yarda. Para la tapa para cerrar correctamente, colocar desechos de jardín completamente dentro de el carrito.

Basura de yarda aceptable:
Ramas de árboles y raíces
Sucursales y ramitas (hasta 6 "de diámetro, de no más de 4 ')
recortes de flores
recortes de plantas
Las malas hierbas
Recortes de césped
virutas de madera

Desechos verdes No-aceptables:
Las ramas de palma
Los árboles Yuca
racimos de plantas tipo “ice”
Tierra, aserrin, rocas o cemento
tratada o madera pintada
Residuos de Animales
Grandes troncos de árboles
vidrio, metal o plástico
La basura doméstica

Carrito de Basura (color marron)

El Carrito Marrón es para la basura no reciclable. Estos materiales serán enviados al relleno sanitario.