Solid Waste & Recycling

contact:
David Dolphin, Deputy Director of Utilities
(626) 570-3230
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS:

Republic Services: 888-742-5234

City of Alhambra: 626-570-5061 

COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS:

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 Summer 2018 Recycle Today Newsletter

REDUCED TRASHED RATES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS:

  • Those who qualify will have their bi-monthly trash bill decreased by $4 bi-monthly (or $2 per month).
  • The discount is offered by AWS 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.

Eligibility:

  • 1 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $54,250
  • 2 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $62,000
  • 3 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $69,750
  • 4 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $77,500
  • 5 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $83,700
  • 6 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $89,900
  • 7 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $96,100
  • 8 Person in Household: Eligible if annual household income is less than - $102,300

RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP:

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.  

COMPLIANCE WITH STATE RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Alhambra complies with all state recycling requirements, including legislation that imposes Mandatory Commercial Recycling 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.

ADDITIONAL RECYCLING RESOURCES/INFORMATION:

  • 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 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • 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.

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: generalplan@cityofalhambra.org. Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Interested in the anticipated timeline for the General Plan update process? Click here

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS: 

  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)

DOCUMENTS:

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

If you have any comments or questions, or would like to receive an email to be notified of upcoming events, please send an email to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org.

e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

Main Street - Northwest Corner of First & Main

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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Pick up of E-Waste and Universal Waste - call Republic Services at 1-888-742-5234

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Learn about Holiday Trash Collection schedules

Composting Composting

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Bulky Item Pick-upsBulky Item Pick-ups

Residents must call Republic Services at 1-888-742-5234 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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