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San Fernando Waste Services

Every day, we’re working to meet the needs of San Fernando 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 (black): 64, 96 and 32 gallon
Recycling (blue): 64, 96 and 32 gallon
Yard Waste (green): 64, 96 and 32 gallon

Additional Refuse containers are available for a fee. There is no charge for one additional yard waste or recycle container. Please contact our local San Fernando office at 818-898-1238 or our customer service department at 800-299-4898 to schedule a delivery or replacement.


Additional SFD Services

Get Rewarded for Recycling

City of San Fernando residential customers can sign up to be rewarded for recycling! Each quarter, Republic Services compares five recycle zones in the City and awards the zone with the most recycling collected. Zones are divided by trash service day (Monday–Friday). Addresses in the winning zone are randomly selected to receive gift cards to local San Fernando businesses. Republic Services awards these gift cards in varying amounts of $5 and up, per household, four times a year. The total value of gift cards awarded annually is $3,500!

To be eligible to participate:

  • Residents must sign up to take part. Once you sign up, you will be included in the contest each quarter. Call 800-299-4898 to take the pledge to recycle and be entered to win.
  • Residents who have past due balances on their accounts are not eligible to receive gift cards. Past due balances must be cleared to participate in the program.
  • Residents must not have any warning tags for contamination after signing up.


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. San Fernando residents are entitled to a maximum of 6 bulk item collection times per year. 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.


Universal Waste Collection

San Fernando residents are also entitled to free, unlimited Universal Waste and Electronic Waste Collection services. Household batteries should be placed in a Zip Lock bag and placed next to your carts. Fluorescent bulbs and smaller E-Waste items should be placed in a cardboard box, and placed next to your carts. In order to schedule a pickup please call our customer service department at 800-299-4898 48 hours in advance of your regular collection day. Additionally, San Fernando residents can deliver their Universal Waste to Republic Services yard located at 9200 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley, CA, for free, with proof of residency.


Used Motor Oil & Used Oil Filters

San Fernando residents are entitled to free, used motor oil & used oil filter collection services. Please contact our customer service department at 800-299-4898 to order city approved containers before you change your oil. The oil container will hold 16 quarts and the oil filter container will hold 2 filters. To dispose of the filled containers contact our customer service department, 48 hours in advance of your collection day. Your filled containers will be picked up and replaced with empty ones.


Sharps

Sharps are considered Hazardous Waste and are illegal to dispose of in carts. If you have any sharps that need to be disposed of please contact our Customer Service Department at 855-737-7871 to order a Sharps collection container. Annually, the first 100 seniors who request a sharps container will receive it free of charge.


Composting / Worm Composting

Republic Services offers composting bins and worm composting bins at a discount to all San Fernando residences. Please contact our customer services department at 800-299-4898 or call our San Fernando local office at 818-898-1238 to order. You will need to provide proof of residence prior to purchasing.


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 Food waste collection
Commercial Debris Box collection service


Food Waste Bin

Acceptable materials:

Fruits & Vegetables
Pizza Boxes
Egg Shells & Bones
Breads
Coffee Grounds & Filter
Paper Bags
Grains
Meat & Proteins
Dairy Products

Unacceptable materials:

Plastic Bags, other plastics
Styrofoam
Liquids
Grease/Oils
Utensils/Metal/Foil
Animal Waste


Additional Commercial & MFD Services

Bulk Item Collection

Multi-Family Dwellings - Republic Services will provide two bulky item collection pickups free of charge once a year. To schedule a pickup have the property manager contact our Customer Service Department 24 hours in advance.

Commercial Customers - Republic Services provides bulky item collection for an additional fee. To schedule a pickup contact our Customer Service Department 24 hours in advance.


Universal Waste Collection

Multi-Family Dwellings - Republic Services will provide unlimited free curbside universal waste collection.

Commercial Customers - Republic Services will provide commercial customers 3 free universal pickups on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Place all of your Household batteries & compact florescent light bulbs in a re-sealable household bag and place it with your Universal Waste by your bin/cart the day of service. To schedule a pickup please contact our Customer Service Department 24 hours in advance.

Drop-Off - Republic Services accepts all Universal Waste, from all multi-family residents and commercial customers in the city of San Fernando, at Republic’s company yard located at 9200 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.


Sharps

Multi-Family Dwellings - Sharps are considered Hazardous Waste and are illegal to dispose of in carts. If you have any sharps that need to be disposed of please contact our Customer Service Department at 855-737-7871 to order a Sharps collection container. Annually, the first 100 seniors who request a sharps container will receive it free of charge.


Recycling Opportunity Assessments

Republic Services will personally visit all Multi-Family Dwellings and commercial businesses to perform a free recycling opportunity assessment to get a thorough understanding of your needs. Once complete we will create a customized plan for your company, including both our solid waste service and our All-In-One recycling service, which may reduce your overall costs.


Recycling Workshops

Republic Services offers on-site workshops and employee training. Call customer service for more information at 800-299-4898.


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. When you set your tree at the curb, it should be bare. If your tree is more than 10 feet tall, please cut it in half. You may also drop off your tree in the 40 yard bin located at the Civic Center parking lot (across from City Hall) 116 North Macneil St., San Fernando, CA.


Commercial Holiday Trees

Commercial Customers - Holiday trees drop off service will be provided for the first 2 weeks immediately following Christmas Day. Bring your tree to the designated location (to be announced). There is no extra charge for holiday tree collection during this special collection period.

Multi-Family Dwellings - Holiday trees will be picked up upon request for the first 2 weeks immediately following Christmas Day. Please contact our customers service 24 hours in advance.

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 before placing it at the curb. When you set your tree at the curb, it should be bare.

Residential & Commercial Recycling & Yard Waste


All-in-One Recycle Cart/Bin

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
Magazines

Mixed paper
Newspaper
Catalogs
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

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:

Leaves
Tree branches and roots
Branches & twigs (up to 6” in diameter, no longer than 4’)
Flower clippings
Plant clippings
Weeds
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