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.
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.
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
Dirt/cement/rock (do not fill more than 1/4 of container)
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Collection will be delayed by one day if your regular collection falls on or after the holiday.
Holiday Tree Collection
Free residential holiday tree collection is provided on your collection day during the two-week period following Christmas Day. Trees must be out by 7 a.m. Remove stands and all decorations. Do not put trees in plastic bags. Trees larger than six-feet must be cut-in-half.
Flocked trees are not recyclable, and therefore, are not eligible for the free collection. They may be disposed of in the regular trash container or by scheduling a bulky item pickup.. Please note holiday trees are picked up in special collection trucks, not the regular automated collection trucks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.