Temporary Trash Bins

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Public Works Department at 626-570-5067

A street encroachment permit from the City of Alhambra is required to place the bin on the street.This permit can be obtained at the Public Works Department at 626-570-5067.

Temporary trash bins are ideal for disposing large items such as furniture, when moving or cleaning out the garage or attic, removing large trees, small construction or remodeling projects, or any other short-term endeavor. 


Republic Services (1-800-299-4898) offers temporary trash bins. Standard rental fee applies to deliver and haul away waste on a one-time basis; at least 24-hour notice required in advance of the time delivery of the temporary bin is requested  (Monday-Friday delivery only); If you have more than one bin full of discards the same rental charge will apply each time you have to have the bin emptied. No more than 600 lbs. may be placed in the bin. Do not place dirt or quantities of brick, concrete, tile or roofing material in the bin. If you have a large amount of construction or demolition debris, it might be more appropriate to order a “lowboy” or roll-off box. No bundling of items is required. 

Direct Disposal is a recycling facility, certified by CalRecycle, that can handle up to 174 tons a day of construction and demolition material. Located at 3720 Noakes Street, Los Angeles 90023, it processes wood, metal, concrete, drywall, cardboard, you name it! The company can also provide any recycling reports needed and can complete any LEED requirements. For more information, please call 714-625-7544.

NOTE: No hazardous waste or electronic waste may be placed in any temporary waste bin. Take this type of waste to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event. HHW includes products such as used motor oil and filters, paint, turpentine, acid or lye-based cleaners, household and car batteries, pesticides and garden herbicides. Electronic waste includes VCR's, stereos, fax machines, copiers, computer keyboards and cellular phones. To find out about upcoming HHW/E-Waste collection events, call 1 (888) CLEAN LA, or visit Clean LA's website to find a collection event near you.

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

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