Trash and recycling

New trash and recycling company

Republic Services Trash TruckThe City of Santa Ana has a new trash and recycling company, Republic Services, effective July 1, 2022. The new contract includes new services that maximize recycling by residents and businesses, helping the City meet goals established in recent State recycling laws.

A key component of the contract is the “Santa Ana Clean City Initiatives” services that maintain clean public spaces citywide. Among the programs, Republic Services provides abandoned item collection and litter cleanup, 250 public trash containers serviced citywide, sidewalk cleaning and power washing, and cleaning services for illegal dumping hotspot areas.

Additional contract enhancements include new trucks, carts, and bins; organics (yard and food waste) recycling; annual household hazardous waste drop-off, compost giveaway, and shredding events; increased bulky item pickups; neighborhood association container collection; and community donations.

New carts

Republic Services CartsMake your changes now! A new trash company means new trash and recycling carts. Cart change requests can be made online at,  by calling Republic Services at 657-467-6220.

All residential customers with curbside residential cart service receive one trash cart, one recycle cart, and one organics (yard and food waste) cart for a monthly rate of $22.94. Rates do not vary based on cart size. Additional carts will now incur new charges — each additional trash cart is $5.85 per month, and each additional recycle or organics (yard and food waste) cart is $2.00 per month. Click here for Residential Program Services Guide.

About Santa Ana Recycles

Santa Ana Recycles is a partnership between the City, Republic Services and you! We are committed to providing the services and information you need to recycle right, because you make the difference!

The City of Santa Ana is taking an environmental lead and conserving resources by implementing recycling programs citywide, in compliance with California recycling laws.

Holiday schedule

When the following holidays are observed on a weekday, collections for the remainder of the week will be delayed one day: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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