Commerical & Residential Recycling

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Commercial Recycling

In the City of Newport Beach, Franchised Haulers provide commercial solid waste collection. Franchised Haulers are required to comply with state-mandated recycling and diversion requirements, and provide the City with monthly tonnage reports, which includes collected and recycled weight in tons.

Beginning July 1, 2012, AB 341 requires all businesses, large apartment/condo complexes, and public entities to recycle. In addition, each jurisdiction is required to establish an accompanying public education, outreach and monitoring program to ensure compliance. Those affected by AB 341 include businesses and public entities that generate 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week and multi-family complexes with 5 units or more.

To find out more about AB 341 and commercial recycling please visit CalRecycle.

If you are a new business in the City of Newport Beach and need to begin commercial trash and recycling services please see our list of Franchised Haulers.

Residential Recycling

In compliance with the State-mandated recycling goals, the City contracts with CR&R to transport all City-collected solid waste to a materials recovery facility (MRF) where the waste is sorted. The MRF is uniquely designed to separate and recover recyclable materials from unsorted (commingled) household waste. This process eliminates the need for additional containers and separate collection pick up normally associated with residential recycling programs. Even though residents are not required to separate their recyclables, you are encouraged to seal wet refuse in bags to prevent contamination of newsprint.

CR&R provides carts in three different sizes for trash (black lid) and recycling (blue lid). The following types of items can be placed in the recycling cart, however, all materials deposited in the trash cart will be sorted at the MRF for recyclables.

 Trash  Recyclables
 Mixed (plastic/metal combination)  Glass (food, beverage, juice, wine)
 Waxed paper (milk cartons)  Metal (empty aerosol cans, aluminium, empty/dry paint cans)
 Specialty glass (mirrors, safety glass)      Plastic (hangers, bottles, toys, any plastic type number of 1 - 7)
 Styrofoam (food containers, cups)  Paper (cardboard, junk mail, newspaper, cereal boxes)
 Organics (food scraps, pet waste)  Textiles (clothing, shoes, linens, towels)

Disposing of trash in the recyclables cart can contaminate an entire truckload of recyclables.

To learn more about recycling, please visit the following:

Education Resources 

Orange County Waste & Recycling operates a network of three active landfills and four household hazardous waste collection centers serving 3 million residents. It has partnered with the Discovery Science Center to develop an environmentally themed, eco-friendly exhibition called EcoChallenge. This permanent exhibit helps kids (and adults) learn how to become an eco-friendly shopper and discover the importance of identifying and properly disposing of household hazardous waste.