Solid Waste and Recycling

Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check counter hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Effective October 31, 2019, our new business hours will be 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, Closed on Fridays. New Plan Checker counter hours will be 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday - Thursday)


Republic Services: 800-299-4898

City of Alhambra: 626-570-5061 


Republic Services: 800-299-4898

City of Alhambra: 626-570-5061 

View the Republic Services website for complete trash, recycling and solid waste services.

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View the Fall 2019 Recycle Today Newsletter


  • Those who qualify will have their bi-monthly trash bill decreased by $4 bi-monthly (or $2 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 (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.


  • 1 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $58,450
  • 2 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $66,800
  • 3 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $75,150
  • 4 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $83,500
  • 5 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $90,200
  • 6 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $96,900
  • 7 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $103,550
  • 8 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $110,250


The City of Alhambra and Republic Services are partners with Recyclebank. Recyclebank members earn points each time they recycle, leading to discounts on products and services from local and national retailers.  


  • 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.


  • Neighborhood Recycler (Cans & Bottles) - Active Recycling Company, 5601 East Valley Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90032; 323-221-2555. Visit Active Recycling Company Website for additional information. Open 6:30 am - 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) - 1-800-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. The Center for a New American Dream's website provides information on how to reduce unwanted mail on its Junk Your Junk Mail. 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. 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.
Blue Recycle Bin



The blue container for recyclable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. View a list of items you can and 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. (Download a list of items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill).  Local donation centers include:

  • The Salvation Army, 1010 East Main Street, Alhambra, call 626-281-2100 or 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, call 1-800-775-VETS or 1-800-775-8387
  • Goodwill Pasadena Donation Center, 112 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, call 626-449-3721

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; H 38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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More Resources

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Find information on recycling used motor oil and filters.

Recycling - Used BatteriesRecycling - Used Batteries

Find information on how to recycle used batteries.

Trash, Recycling and CompostingTrash, Recycling and Composting

Republic Services provides complete residential and commercial trash, solid waste and recycling services, including residential curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection, pick up of bulky items, and electronic waste pickup for all single and multi-family homes.

Temporary Trash BinsTemporary Trash Bins

How to order a temporary trash bin.


Find more information about the Recyclebank program.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events.

Electronic and Universal WasteElectronic and Universal Waste

Pick up of E-Waste and Universal Waste - call Republic Services at 1-800-299-4898.

Holiday Trash CollectionHoliday Trash Collection

Learn about Holiday Trash Collection schedules.

Composting Composting

Composting is a natural process of recycling leading to decomposition of organic matter.

Bulky Item Pick-upsBulky Item Pick-ups

Residents must call Republic Services at 1-800-299-4898 at least a day prior to putting bulky or electronics items on the curb.

Sharps Waste and Medication DisposalSharps Waste and Medication Disposal

Medication substances are bad for the environment, including ground, water and air and should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Roundup Event.

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