Mandatory Residential Organics Recycling
The City together with its waste hauler CR&R will be launching a new residential Organics Recycling Program in 2022. In 2022, Laguna Hills residents will be able to add food scraps to their existing green yard waste containers for recycling. Food and yard scraps collected will then be taken to CR&R facilities to be processed and composted.
The City hosted its first community town hall meeting regarding the new organics recycling regulations (SB 1383) on Wednesday, July 28th. Additional educational opportunities and materials on the new food waste recycling program will be available soon from the City and CR&R.
FAQs on the residential organics recycling program
Residential Recycling Programs
- Contact CR&R's customer service departmentfor specific information on the Residential Recycling Programs listed below:
- Up to 2 additional Green waste carts at no charge for green waste and stable bedding and manure recycling
- Up to 2 additional commingled (brown) recycling carts at no charge
- Bag to Bag Recycling Program
- Bulky Good Collection Service (2 free pick-ups per year; 4 items per pick-up)
- E-waste (i.e. computers, TVs, monitors) Collection curbside pick-up service (free of charge) E-waste pick-ups do not count against Bulky Good pick-up and are unlimited per year
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Doorstep pickup of items like fluorescent light tubes, batteries, latex or water based paint, non empty aerosol cans, thermostats, etc. ( 2 free pick-ups per year).
- White Good Collection Service for items such as refrigerators, stove, washer, dryers
- Stable Bedding and Manure Bin Collection Service
- Holiday Greenery Collection Service
- Residential Waste Reduction Tips
- What Items can be disposed of in each residential container?
- CR&R Residential Brochure
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
The City of Laguna Hills offers its residents with a HHW Doorstep pickup program as described above under Residential Recycling Programs. In addition to this service, OC Waste and Recycling provides the following four collection centers for Orange County residents to dispose of HHW materials free of charge.
Anaheim Collection Center
1071 N. Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
Huntington Beach Collection Center
17121 Nichols Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Irvine Collection Center
6411 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA 92618
San Juan Capistrano Collection Center
32250 Avenida La Pata
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
For more information on Orange County HHW collection centers, including hours of operation and acceptable HHW items, call 714-834-4000 or visit OC Waste & Recycling household hazardous waste website.
Universal Waste is hazardous waste that is widely produced by households and many different types of businesses. Universal waste includes televisions, computers and other electronic devices as well as batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury thermostats and other mercury-containing equipment. All universal waste items cannot be disposed in trash. For more information about Universal Waste visit CalRecycle's Universal Waste website.