For service information, call Republic Services at 1-800-299-4898, send an email to Alhambra@republicservices.com or visit their office at 104 South First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 (inside the Chamber of Commerce Building) .
View Cart Information: Green - Organics Waste Cart (PDF), Blue - Recycling Cart (PDF) and Black - Trash Cart (PDF).
Additional information on what goes into each cart: Dos and Don'ts in English, Dos and Don'ts in Chinese, and Dos and Don'ts in Spanish.
Sorting Infographic on what goes into each container.
Please place full carts at the curb or alley by 6 am on the day of your service. Return them to their regular location by the end of your service day.
The blue container for recyclable items is for glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper and cardboard. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. View the following list of helpful video clips from Republic Services on how to become a better recycler:
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. Download a list of items accepted/not accepted (PDF) by Goodwill. View a list of local donation centers.
Download, print, and reference the following Dos and Don'ts infographic on what your blue container can and cannot accept:
|Glass Jars||The tops are only recyclable when they are removed from the glass jars and placed in the cart separately.||Rinse|
|Plastic Jars||The plastic tops may remain on the plastic jars.||Rinse|
|Glass Bottles||Rinse out. Remove the twist or pop tops and place in the recycle cart.||The tops are only recyclable when they are removed from the glass bottles and placed in the cart separately.|
|Aluminum Cans||Rinse out.||The pull-tops are recyclable as long as they stay on the can or are inside the can.|
|Wine/Alcoholic Beverage Bottles||Rinse out. Remove the screw tops and recycle them separately.||Corks do not need to be removed from the wine bottles. The screw tops need to be removed and placed in the recycle cart.|
|Plastic Bottles (including squeeze bottles)||Rinse out.||If the tops are plastic and the bottom is plastic, they do not need to be separated before placing into the recycle cart.|
|Plastic Seal on Frozen Food Container||N/A||N/A|
|Plastic Food Containers||Rinse and dry containers.||For example, microwave/frozen food, deli takeout box and/or tuna lunch-to-go containers (bottom half)|
|Milk/Juice Cartons Broth Cartons, etc.||Rinse out.||Tetra Pak containers only (products that have been aseptically packaged using a system of plastic-coated paperboard).|
|Juice Containers with Pull Tabs||For example, coconut juice||Tetra Pak containers only (products that have been aseptically packaged using a system of plastic-coated paperboard).|
|Juice Pouches||N/A||You may leave the straw in the pouch when putting in the recycle cart.|
|Aluminum||Aluminum foil must be clean and free of food debris.||Yoplait pull tops and Hershey's Kiss wrappers cannot be recycled. These are too small to get sorted off the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) line and contain more than one material.|
|Tin Cans with Lids||Rinse||N/A|
|Cardboard Boxes||Break down before placing in the recycle cart.||Wax-coated, glossy-coated or distinctively yellow corrugated soft cardboard are not recyclable.|
|Back of Notepad||N/A||N/A|
|Tissue Boxes||Tear out the plastic around the dispenser area and place in the trash cart.||N/A|
|Toothpaste Boxes and Other Similar Boxes||N/A||N/A|
|Dry Food Boxes||Recycle the outer box, but take out the inside bag and place it in the trash cart.||Rinse|
|Paper Towel & Toilet Paper Inside Roll||N/A||N/A|
|Beverage Carton Container||N/A||N/A|
|Pasta Boxes||Remove the plastic window and put in the trash cart.||N/A|
|All Paper Computer/Copier, Ledger Wrapping Paper (no foil), Arts and Crafts, Paper, Unwanted Mail, Flyers, Telephone Books, Note Cards, Newspapers, Blueprints, Magazines, File Folders, Paper Bags, Post-It-Notes, Catalogs, Envelopes (including those with windows)||All paper must be dry.||N/A|
|Cooking Oil Spray Can||Must be empty.||N/A|
|New Tuna Containers||Rinse out the tin before placing in the recycle cart.||The paper and/or plastic pull-top needs to be removed from the tin can and placed in the trash cart. Tuna pouches are not recyclable.|
|Containers (like Deviled Ham)||Remove the paper from the can and place in the trash cart.||The tin can is recyclable, but the paper is not.|
|Vitamin/Supplement Bottles||The lid should be removed from the glass bottles and placed separately in the recycle cart.||N/A|
|Cosmetic Jars and Bottles||Rinse out. Remove the lid if the container is glass.||The lid should be removed from the glass bottles and placed separately in the recycle cart.|
|Soap Bottles with Pump Tops||Do not remove the pump top if it is of the same material as the bottle.||Rinse|
|Plastic Toys||Take off any metal.||N/A|
|Toothpaste Tubes||Black trash container||These are too small to get sorted off the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) line.|
|Instant Meal Soups||Green organics container||For example, dry soups, ramen noodles, etc.|
|Dog/Cat Food Bags (Paper)||Black trash container||These are contaminated by the dog/cat food inside.|
|Bag Material with Plastic lining (i.e., 20-lb. rice bags)||Black trash container||Mixed material cannot be recycled.|
|Pizza Boxes||Green organics container||Cannot be recycled when contaminated with food. However, can be composted since it is made of paper (an organic material).|
|Paperboard||Black trash container||FOIL on any paperboard (or on the inside of any plastic bag, etc.) is not recyclable.|
|Uncle Ben's Ready Pouches||Black trash container||N/A|
|Energy Gel container||Black trash container||N/A|
|Styrofoam||Black trash container||N/A|
|Wax-Coated Box Covers and Similar Products (i.e., Dixie Cups)||Black trash container||These are not made from Tetra Pak. Vanity Fair® plates and Dixie coated paper cups are not recyclable.|
|Plastic Bags||Black trash container||Bundle all lose plastic bags into one single bag and place in the trash container.|
|Grocery Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Produce/Bulky Bin Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Potato, Apple and Carrot Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Ziploc Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Sandwich Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Home-Delivered Newspaper Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Dry Cleaner Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Plastic Wrap and Bubble Wrap||Black trash container||N/A|
|Floral Wraps||Black trash container||N/A|
|Plastic over Individual Juice Cartons and Over Case Drinks||Black trash container||N/A|
|Plastic Wrap around CD/DVDs||Black trash container||N/A|
|Snack Cracker Plastic Wrap||Black trash container||N/A|
|Bread and Rice Cake Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Candy Wrappers||Black trash container||N/A|
|Chips Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Reusable Bags with Ziploc Top||Black trash container||N/A|
|Rice, Bean, Pasta Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Tortilla Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Torn, Empty Trash Bags||Black trash container||N/A|
|Individual Cheese Wrapper||Black trash container||N/A|
The green organic waste container is for food scraps, food waste, food soiled paper, 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 Green Organic Waste container for trash, pet waste, rocks or dirt or palm fronds as they will contaminate other recyclable organic waste. Cut palm fronds into a size that will fit into your BLACK trash container. Do not wrap fronds separately or leave them outside your container. Republic Services cannot pick them up unless they are cut to size and placed in the BLACK trash container.
Download, print, and reference the following Dos and Don'ts infographic on what your green container can and cannot accept:
Note: Palm fronds are NOT allowed in the green organics container. Palm fronds are made of a coarse and wiry material that get tangled in sorting and processing equipment. Please dispose of them in your black trash container.
The black container is only for trash -- NOT for recyclable items, organic waste or household hazardous waste (HHW), including household batteries. Take HHW items to a HHW collection event or battery drop-off site.