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Blue, Green, Black Containers
USE OF THE BLUE, GREEN AND BLACK CONTAINERS
For service information, call Republic Services at 888-742-5234For other matters, call 626-570-5067. 
View Cart Information - Yard Waste, Recycling and Trash (English / Spanish / Chinese).

Please  Place Full Carts at the Curb or Alley by 6 a.m. on the day of your Service.
Return them to their REGULAR Location by the End of your Service Day.

A 68-gallon trash container is usually sufficient for one or two people and a 98-gallon container for
three to four people. Extra containers may be requested, but there is a charge. 32 gallon or 65 gallon carts
are available upon request for senior citizens & disabled residents. 

 BLUE RECYCLE CONTAINER   
 

WHAT IS THE BLUE CONTAINER TO BE USED FOR? 
The blue container for recylable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. Click here for a list of items you can & can't recycle. Do not place clothes in your recycling cart or leave large bags of clothes on the curb as Republic Services will not pick them up. Take them to a charity or Goodwill collection site. (Click here for items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill).  Local donation centers include:

  • The Salvation Army, 1010 E. Main St., Alhambra, 626-281-2100; 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (800-775-VETS or 800-775-8387)
  • Goodwill Pasadena Donation Center, 112 E. California Blvd., Pasadena 91105; 626-449-3721

BLUE CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:
95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8
65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 
32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

 

 GREEN RECYCLE CONTAINER
 

WHAT IS THE GREEN CONTAINER TO BE USED FOR? 
The green container is only for trash -- NOT for recyclable items, yard waste or household hazardous waste (HHW), including household batteries. Take HHW items to a HHW collection event or battery drop-off site.


GREEN CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:
95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8
65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 
32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

 

 BLACK YARD WASTE CONTAINER
 

WHAT IS THE BLACK CONTAINER TO BE USED FOR? 
The black yard waste container is for grass trimmings, yard trimmings, leaves, brush, branches smaller than 4-inches in diameter and 4-feet in length or shorter, and Christmas wreaths without decorations attached. Do NOT use the Black Yard Waste container for trash, pet waste, rocks or dirt or palm fronds as they will contaminate other recyclable yard waste. Cut palm fronds into a size that will fit into your GREEN trash container. Do not wrap fronds separately or leave them outside your container. AWS cannot pick them up unless they are cut to size and placed in the GREEN trash container.
 

BLACK CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:
95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8
65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 

32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

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