Waste & Recycling in Placentia
Waste Collection Holiday Schedule
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29, 2023||Service delayed by 1 day|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4, 2023||Service delayed by 1 day|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4, 2023||Service delayed by 1 day|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23, 2023||Thursday and Friday service delayed by 1 day|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25, 2023||Service delayed by 1 day|
|New Year's Day||Monday, January 1, 2024||Service delayed by 1 day|
Please visit Republic Services' website for more information.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Waste reduction/prevention is the most preferred approach to waste management. Waste has associated management costs; therefore, reducing waste will reduce total costs. View tips on reducing the amount of waste you produce.
By mitigating the number of materials we buy and use, we automatically lessen the number of materials being sent to the landfill and reduce the waste of unnecessary energy.
Reduction can be seen in many forms, for instance, by lessening your use of single-use plastics, or by turning your lights off when you aren’t using them. These small actions make a difference and can create positive changes that are bigger than what you would expect.
Reusing items is a simple idea that "one person's trash is another person's treasure" and prevents materials from entering the waste stream. There are several ways to reuse items, including:
- Donating gently used items to organizations that can use them and shopping at second-hand/thrift stores to reduce waste
- Visit the nearest Goodwill location: 1101 E Imperial Hwy, Placentia, CA 92870
- Organizing a toy or book exchange with friends
- Opting for reusable items (grocery bags, water bottles, utensils, etc.) instead of disposable ones
Reusing items is a simple act that saves money, energy, resources, and landfill space. View more information about reusing items.
Did you ever wonder what happens to recyclables once they are picked up? Take a virtual Recycling Center Tour here. What about the trash that goes to the landfill? Take a glimpse of the County landfills here.
Recycling is the practice of recovering used materials from the waste stream and incorporating those materials into the manufacturing process. View more information about recycling and explore CalRecycle's new I Recycle Smart website.
Check out the Recycle Page to see which items are recyclable.
- 2022 International Compost Awareness
- Department of Conservation Recycling Division
- Earth 911 - provides information on how to recycle most types of materials as well as a search engine to find collection facilities in your area
- School Waste Reduction and Recycling
For more information about waste-related matters, contact Cathy Nguyen, Environmental Services Coordinator at (714) 993-8123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.