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City of Alhambra

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Proudly Serviced by Republic Services

Republic Services provides exclusive recycling and waste collection services for residential and commercial accounts for the City of Alhambra. We offer one-stop shopping for all of the city's waste removal needs. Although we specialize in recycling and solid waste collection, our services go far beyond just emptying the trash bins.

Residential Service

Each residence receives one set of carts, consisting of trash (Green), recycling (Blue) and green waste (Black).

Additional trash carts are available for a fee.

Upon request, Republic Services will provide additional recycling and green waste carts at no charge. Please contact our customer service department at 800-299-4898 or online to schedule a delivery or replacement.

Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials:


All glass bottles and jars
All plastics labeled #1-7
Aluminum and tin cans
Aluminum foil
Cereal boxes (please remove liners)
Corrugated cardboard
Junk mail
Mixed paper
Plastic bags (bagged in a bag)
Plastic containers
Plastic milk containers
White ledger paper
Telephone books
Juice and Milk boxes


Ceramics (dishes, etc.)
Disposable diapers
Drinking glasses
Food waste
Light bulbs
Plastic wrap
Scrap metal
Wax paper
Window or safety glasses

Additional Residential Services:

Bulk Items

  • Single Family Residential Customers shall receive bulk item(s) pickups for free. There is a limit of 4 items per pickup.
  • Bulk items include: furniture (chairs, sofas, mattresses and rugs); appliances (refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, plumbing and small household appliances).
  • Bulk items pickups take place on scheduled pickup days.
  • Please contact Republic Services 24 hours in advance of pickup at 800-299-4898.

Electronic Recycling Collection

  • Single Family Residential Customers shall receive Electronic Recycling pickups for free. There is a limit of 4 items per pickup.
  • Electronic Recycling is serviced on Wednesdays only.
  • Please contact Republic Services 24 hours in advance of pickup at 800-299-4898

Sharps Program

  • Republic Services will provide mail-in containers to residents requesting such containers for the purpose of properly disposing of medical needles or other waste defined as SHARPS by CalRecycle or its successor agency. This service is known as the SHARPS Program. Residents are eligible to receive 1 container 4 times per year free of charge. To request your free kit please call our customer service department at 855-737-7871.

Holiday Tree Collection

  • Holiday trees will be picked up at curbside for recycling for three weeks beginning December 26. Trees will be picked up on your regular collection day by a different truck. Please remove the stand, as well as all ornaments, decorations, lights, tinsel, and garland, from your tree. Place the tree at the curb no earlier than noon on the day preceding your regularly scheduled collection. The trees will be turned into compost, mulch, or ground cover. There is no extra charge for holiday tree collection during this special collection period.

Commercial Recycling

Effective Sunday, July 1, 2012, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) which requires mandatory recycling for multi-family residential dwellings of five (5) units or more and businesses that generate more than 4-cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week.

Additionally, some businesses and apartment and condominium complexes are required to recycle organics, such as yard and food waste, as a result of Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826). The organics recycling requirements are being phased in over the next several years. The largest generators were required to put programs in place as of April 1, 2016, and more businesses and multi-family properties will be required to have programs as of January 1, 2017. Visit CalRecycle Commercial Organics to learn more about this law.

If you are ready to expand or improve your commercial or multi-family recycling program, Republic Services can perform a free waste assessment and create an All-in-One Recycling™ plan for your business. Republic Services can also provide organic containers for a fee, posters, and additional tools. Republic is ready to be Your Waste Stream Advisor™. Call our customer service at 800-299-4898 or request assistance through Republic Services, available at or through the downloaded app.

Additional Commercial Services

Bulk item pickup is available to commercial businesses. If you would like to find out more, please call our customer service department at 800-299-4898.


2019 Newsletters

City Liaison

Francella Aguilar
Phone: 800-299-4898