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FREE Compost Giveaway

In recognition of residents’ valiant effort to recycle, The City of Yorba Linda and Yorba Linda Disposal will host a Compost Giveaway on Saturday, March 2, 2013, Yorba Linda High School, 19900 Bastanchury Rd, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., or until we run out of compost.






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Sorting Guide

Placement & Removal

Bulky Item Collection

Hazardous Waste

Holiday Collection

Q & A



Yorba Linda Residential Collection
 
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Recycle Yorba Linda is designed to conserve our natural resources by addressing today’s environmental issues, Recycling, Reusing and Reducing the volumes of waste dumped into our local landfills.

How It Works
The Recycle Yorba Linda program was designed with you in mind, and requires very little extra effort.

  • Organized - The program uses three 95 gallon containers: a black container for trash, a green container for recyclable items, and a brown container for yard waste. These specially designed containers, provided by Yorba Linda Disposal, are lightweight with built-in wheels for easy movement.

  • Efficient – The automated refuse collection system uses modern, robotic trucks to empty its containers.

  • Convenient - For your added convenience, all containers are collected on the same day each week.

  • Clean - Keep in mind, any waste placed outside of the containers provided by Yorba Linda Disposal, or placed in non-automated trash cans, cannot be collected with our automated truck service.

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Sorting Guide - What Goes Where?
To make Recycle Yorba Linda a success, please follow these simple sorting guidelines and adopt these disposal practices. Your participation and support of Recycle Yorba Linda is a big step toward solving our waste problems.

Non-Recyclable Trash - Black Container

  • Animal and bathroom waste
  • Car parts
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dirt/cement/rock (do not fill more than 1/4 of container)
  • Disposable diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food waste
  • Freezer/refrigerator food boxes (with wax coating)
  • Furniture
  • Glass and ceramic plates/cups
  • Light bulbs (no hazardous florescent bulbs)
  • Mirrors
  • Palm Fronds
  • Old clothes/shoes
  • Plastic toys
  • Rags/sponges
  • Soiled paper plates
  • Toothpaste tubes/pumps
  • Waxed paper
  • Window glass
  • Yard waste (permitted but should go in the yard container)

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Recyclables - Green Container

  • Aerosol cans (completely empty)
  • Aluminum cans (do not crush)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Beverage cans
  • Bottle caps
  • Brochures
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes (remove inner lining)
  • Computer paper
  • Drink boxes
  • Egg cartons (cardboard and foam)
  • Foam cups/plates - unsoiled
  • Food cans
  • Frozen food boxes (no wax coating)
  • Glass bottles/jars
  • Juice cartons
  • Junk mail/coupons
  • Laundry bottles
  • Ledger paper
  • Magazines
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Milk-type cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Paint cans (empty only, dry cans, lids off)
  • Paper/paper tubes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic (#1-6)
  • Plastic bottles (small mouthed)
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic cups/utensils
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Tin cans
  • Used envelopes (includes plastic windows)
  • Wrapping paper

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Yard Waste - Brown Container

(Yard waste must be loose, and not bagged.  Please do not contaminate with paper, plastic or other materials other than yard waste.)

  • Grass
  • Wood
  • Leaves
  • Pruning (palm fronds cannot go in the yard waste container)
  • Twigs and small branches (4 inches or less in diameter; 3 feet or less in length)
  • Weeds

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Container Placement and Removal

Placement
Place your containers in the street at curbside, near the edge of your driveway. Place the container's handles toward your home, and at least three feet away from any obstruction (car, fence, lamp, or mailbox, etc.). Allow a minimum distance of one foot between ALL automated containers. All containers must be at curbside by 7 a.m. or earlier on your collection day. Prior to removing your container from the curbside, please check to see if it has been emptied, as each container is emptied at a different time.

The diagram below shows the proper placement of your containers on your collection day.

Removal
By being a good neighbor and remembering to remove your trash, recycle and yard waste containers on collection day, you will be helping to keep your neighborhood neat and clean. Yorba Linda Municipal Code states that waste and recycling containers shall not be on the street or in view from the public for more than 24 hours.

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Bulky Item Collection
To aid in the disposal of large, bulky items such as furniture, stoves and water heaters, etc. Yorba Linda Disposal provides a FREE* bulky item pick up service for its residential customers. These special collections are provided by appointment only. Click here to fill out our online service request form or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444 for more information or to schedule a pickup. Please be prepared to list the items you need picked up. (*Limited per calendar year - there is an added charge for pickup of air conditioners and refrigerators due to special handling requirements of Freon.)

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Household Hazardous Waste
Do your part to protect the environment.  Dispose properly of e-waste, old paint, pesticides, used motor oil, and household chemicals, etc. at a designated facility. The County of Orange operates several collection centers throughout Orange County. Click here to visit their website or call the County's Hazardous Materials information line for more information (714) 834-6752

The following items should NOT be placed in any trash or collection containers.

Aerosol cans (full) Florescent light bulbs and ballast
Ammunition Hobby and pool supplies
Anti-freeze Household cleaners
Asbestos Latex or oil-based paint
Auto/furniture polish Motor oil
Batteries Paint thinner
Biological waste Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
Chemical drain cleaners Radioactive waste
Compressed gas cylinders Tires
Drums Treated wood*
E-waste Universal waste
Explosives  

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E-Waste and Universal Waste Collection
Yorba Linda Disposal offers a FREE e-waste and universal waste collection program to pickup residentially generated e-waste and universal waste including TVs, CPUs, desktop copiers, fax machines, keyboards, microwaves, stereos, CD/DVD/VCR players and computer monitors. For more information or for an appointment, click here to fill out our online service request form or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444.

Sharps Disposal
To help keep sanitation workers safe, new laws require proper disposal of sharps. Sharps or needles may no longer be disposed of in the regular trash.  Medical disposal kits for sharps are available online, through Republic Services, or you can check with your local hospital or pharmacy to see if they will accept them.

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Holidays

Our offices are closed on the following holidays:

  • Christmas
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving

Collection will be delayed by one day if your regular collection falls on or after the holiday.

Holiday Tree Collection
Holiday trees will be collected on your regular collection day beginning Monday, December 30, 2013 and through Friday, January 10, 2014. Trees must be curbside no later than 7 a.m., please remove stands, plastic bags, decorations and all other items from the tree. Trees larger than six-feet must be cut into four-foot lengths. Flocked trees cannot be recycled, please call customer service at 714-238-2444 to schedule a pick up.

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Q & A
 

Please click on a question to view the corresponding answer:

What type of containers must be used?

Will the containers hold all of my trash and recyclable items?

What should I do on collection day?

Where can I park my car on collection day?

What if one of my containers is damaged?


Where do I call if I need assistance with the program?

What if I see people scavenging through my trash containers?

What else can I do to help?


We are doing a construction project at our home and will have a large amount of debris. Is there anything Yorba Linda Disposal can do to help?

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What type of containers must be used?
Participating households receive three specially designed containers: one BLACK container for trash, one GREEN container for recyclables, and one BROWN container for yard waste. The containers are designed for automated service and feature built-in wheels, handles and permanently attached lids. The automated collection system will only pick up waste placed in the special containers.

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Will the containers hold all of my trash and recyclable items?
Each container holds 95 gallons, which is equal to three normal garbage cans. As a part of the Recycle Yorba Linda program, each qualifying resident receives one black container for trash, one green container for recyclables and one brown container for yard waste. Residents can order additional containers if needed. Residents will be charged an additional monthly fee for extra black trash containers and brown yard waste containers.  Additional green containers are available for free to help encourage recycling.

Smaller 64-gallon containers are available for residents with special needs.

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What should I do on collection day?

Place your containers in the street at curbside, near the corner of your driveway. Place the container's handles toward your home, and at least three feet away from any obstruction (cars, fence, lamp or mailbox). Allow a minimum distance of one foot between ALL automated containers. All containers must be at curbside by 7 a.m. or earlier on your collection day. Prior to removing your container from the curbside, please check to see if it has been emptied, as each container is emptied at a different time.

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Where can I park my car on collection day?

If your car is parked in the driveway or on the street, it must not be closer than three feet from the automated containers. Collection cannot be made if a vehicle blocks access to the containers.

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What if one of my containers is damaged?

If your container is damaged or you would like additional containers, click here  to fill out our online service request form or contact Yorba Linda Disposal's Customer Service Department at (714) 238-2444. Damaged containers will be repaired or replaced at no charge, unless the damage is due to negligence or abuse.

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Where do I call if I need assistance with the program?

Yorba Linda Disposal's customer service representatives are ready to assist you with any questions regarding the automated waste collection and recycling services. Click here to fill out our online service request form or call them at (714) 238-2444.

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What if I see people scavenging through my trash containers?

If you see people going through your containers or taking your recyclable items, please call Yorba Linda Code Enforcement Division at (714) 990-7625.

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What else can I do to help?

You can do your part by developing new habits to reduce waste. At the store, buy items with less packaging and buy items made from recycled products. Whenever possible, reuse items by donating them to local charities or selling them in a garage sale.

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We are doing a construction project at our home and will have a large amount of debris. Is there anything Yorba Linda Disposal can do to help?
Yorba Linda Disposal offers a variety of special services ranging from temporary three-yard bins to storage boxes and roll-off containers. These containers meet a variety of household cleaning and construction needs, and are offered at an additional charge to all residents. For more information on container rentals click here or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444.

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