Solid Waste & Recycling

Republic Services provides exclusive waste and recycling collection services for residential and commercial accounts for the City of Alhambra.

New Black Blue Green Trash Recycle and Organics Recycle Carts

Please contact Republic Services by calling 1-800-299-4898, emailing alhambra@republicservices.com, or visiting their office at 104 South First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 (inside the Chamber of Commerce Building) for the following:

  • Schedule bulk item pickups

  • Make a payment

  • Questions regarding billing

  • Report a missed pickup

  • Repair a cart or dumpster

  • Change or start service

Refuse and Recycling Rates 2022 - 2023

Residential and Multi-family Cart Rates (PDF)

Residential and Multi-family Bin Rates (PDF)

Commercial Rates (PDF)

Roll-off Box and Temporary Bin Rates (PDF)

Reduced Trash Rates for Low-Income Residents 

Those who qualify will have their trash bill decreased by $6.30 quarterly (or $2.10 per month).

The discount is offered by Republic Services through its exclusive franchise agreement with the City. The low-income limits are established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Proof of the income is required of all adults living in the household. A copy of the most recent federal income tax returns or social security statement (block out Social Security numbers) must be sent along with the City's application form. For more information, call the City Manager's office at 626-570-5011.

Eligibility

  • 1 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $66,750
  • 2 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $76,250
  • 3 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $85,800
  • 4 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $95,300
  • 5 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $102,950
  • 6 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $110,550
  • 7 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $118,200
  • 8 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $125,800

Compliance with State Recycling Requirements

  • Alhambra complies with all state recycling requirements, including legislation that imposes Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341) on all businesses that generate at least four cubic yards of trash per week, and also on all multi-family dwelling that have 5 units and more.
  • The City's waste haulers send both commercial and multi-family dwelling solid waste to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclable items are pulled out of the waste stream and recycled. These facilities are very effective at extracting valuable recyclable items from the waste stream.
  • MRF-ing the City's solid waste has helped increase the City's diversion rate over what is achieved through our curbside recycling program. Located in Anaheim, Allied Waste/Consolidated Disposal Services' MRF processes an average of 4,800 tons of materials daily using automated and manual sorting systems. The MRF has an Eco Center that gives viewers a front-line perspective on what happens to their waste and recyclables. Anyone interested in touring the MRF can call 800-299-4898.
  • Commercial and business customers can find helpful resources to ensure compliance with State laws AB 1826, SB 1383 and AB 827 by visiting the Republic Services Recycling Simplified.
  • Residential customers can find helpful recycling resources at Republic Services Recycling Simplified.

AB 341: Mandatory Commercial & Multi-Family Recycling

  • Effective July 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires businesses and multi-family residential dwellings of five (5) units or more, that generate four or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week to implement recycling programs. The purpose of the law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and to expand the opportunity for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
  • Additional information on AB 341, as well as what can and can't be recycled, can be found here.
  • Information on what is recyclable can be found on Alhambra's Recycling Dos and Don'ts webpage.
  • For any questions, email recycle@cityofalhambra.org

Additional Recycling Resources and Information 

Neighborhood Recycler (Cans & Bottles)

Active Recycling Company
5601 E Valley Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-221-2555
Hours: 6:30 am to 4:45 pm

Tire Recycling

Waste tires that are illegally dumped or improperly stored can pose a serious threat to public health and safety, as well as to the environment. To find out more about recycling used tires, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Tire Recycling page.

Material Exchanges

California Materials Exchange (CALMAX) - 800-RECYCLE (732-9253). CalMAX connects businesses, organizations, manufacturers, schools, and individuals with the most effective online resources for exchanging materials. The website links to services and organizations that provide online options.

Junk Mail and Phone Books

Call toll-free numbers on catalogs to be removed from their mailing list. Register your mail preferences with the Direct Marketing Association. Call 1-888-567-8688 to opt out of credit card promotional mailings. Contact the Yellow Pages Association and the Association of Directory Publishers at Yellow Pages Opt Out to select which phone directories you receive or to stop delivery of all directories.

Recycling Paint Products

The California Paint Stewardship Program requires paint manufacturers to develop a take back system for certain types of leftover paints from household and commercial consumers. PaintCare, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, recycles and properly disposes certain types of unused paint products. For more information about the California Paint Stewardship Program, including a list of products accepted and not accepted at PaintCare drop-off sites, see PaintCare's Information for Paint Purchasers fact sheet (PDF). Please visit PaintCare's website to find a paint drop-off site near you. You can also view PaintCare's Paint Calculator for recommended paint purchase amounts.