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Trash Container Placement

 

Trash Container Placement

All refuse containers must be placed out by 6:00 a.m. and removed from street or alleys within 12 hours after being emptied.

Trash, Recyclable and Greenwaste Container Placement
Two feet from curb two feet apart
Two feet from walls or fence
Five feet from vehicles
Away from low-hanging tree-limbs
Turn handle away from street

Additional Rental Containers are Available call (909) 620-2241.
Holiday Schedule for Trash Collection

Pomona’s Trash Collection observes six holidays during the year, which can change your normal collection day for trash, recycling and green waste, if the holidays fall Monday through Friday. These days are:

New Year’s Day       January 1 st
Memorial Day          last Monday in May
Independence Day   July 4 th
Labor Day               first Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day    fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day        December 25 th


 

If your regular pickup day falls after the holiday, your pickup will be delayed one day. For example: When a holiday falls on a Monday such as Memorial Day and Labor Day, trash will be removed the following day (i.e., Monday pickup moves to Tuesday, Tuesday pickup moves to Wednesday, etc.). For Thanksgiving, pickup is moved to Friday and Friday pickup is moved to Saturday.

For questions, please call Customer Service at (909) 620-2241 Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. City Hall is closed on Fridays.

 
Solid Waste - 909-620-2241

 

Solid Waste

  • The Solid Waste Division performs Citywide residential, refuse collection service in a professional, safe and efficient manner; provides effective oversight of the Commercial Solid Waste Franchise system; provides Community Clean-up Program (stationary events) and Illegal Dumping Abatement; administers the shopping cart retrieval program; administers special Solid Waste collection programs in focused areas; administers grant programs, such as used oil, beverage container recycling.

    The City encourages Zero Waste. 

    To learn more about Zero Waste, click here.

Administration Services

  • The program goal of the Solid Waste Administration is to provide administrative support for the solid waste operations of the City of Pomona by providing ongoing management, evaluation, administrative support, and financial control of the service programs, so that the division performs in the most effective and efficient manner.

 Community Cleanup

  • The goal of the Community Clean-up program is to provide a mechanism for residents to participate in Council District clean-up events.

         Phone Number: 909-620-2241

 

Illegal Dumping

  • The Illegal Dumping Abatement program is to mitigate the Citywide Illegal Dumping problem brought on by the closing of dump sites.  This program is responsible for cleaning up illegal dumpsites throughout the City.

         Illegal Dumping Reporting Line: 909-620-2399

         To learn more about Reporting Illegal Dumping, click here.

 

Residential Refuse Disposal

  • Provides automated collection and disposal of refuse, collection of bulky items,  recyclable materials, and green waste for residents in single family units and some multifamily units, consisting of four units or less, by providing weekly service the City can effectively manage the trash being generated and meet the State’s mandated diversion goals.  Service includes the collection and recycling of Christmas trees, from December 26th through the second week of January.  

         Phone Number: 909-620-2241

 

Shopping Cart Retrieval

  • The Abandoned Shopping Cart Retrieval program provides for the timely removal of shopping carts that have been abandoned in public rights-of-way (i.e. alleys, sidewalks, streets, parkways, medians, etc).

         24 Hour Abandoned Shopping Cart Reporting Line: 909-620-2362

 

Tire Recycling

  • The Tire Recycling program, provides for the proper collection, disposal and management of used tires in the City by conducting collection event(s) and developing public education materials for residents.

         Phone Number: 909-620-2241

 

Used Oil Recycling

  • The goal of the Used Oil Recycling program, provides for the proper collection and disposal of used oil and filters from residents in the City by developing public education materials and conducting collection events throughout the City.

         Phone Number: 909-620-2241

 

Los Angeles Regional Agency (LARA)

LARA is a consortium of several cities in Southern California.  LARA is currently 18 cities strong (and counting).  The Los Angeles Area Regional Agency was formed by conscious recycling advocates from the member cities.  In 2004, CalRecycle approved the formation of LARA.  All members of LARA work together to insure their city meets and exceeds the mandates set by State Assembly Bill 939.

Please visit the link for valuable information on regulatory compliance, recycling, workshops, and events at http://www.laregionalagency.us/


Links:

 
Abandoned Shopping Carts - Hotline 
Bulky Item Collection Program
Certified Used Oil Collection Center
E-Waste
Franchise Haulers

Holiday Schedule - Trash Collection Service  pdf icon

Industrial Waste
Keep Green CLEAN  pdf icon
Recycling
Sharps Disposal
Solid Waste Rates
Trash Container Placement
Trash, Recycling, Greenwaste

Recycle Household Batteries  pdf icon

Zero Waste pdf icon

Recycle - What Goes Where

Change Your Trash Habits in 9 Easy Steps Short Film

(Rebel Earth Films)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTEwCAQ0scs

 

 
Organic Recycling-AB1826

 Commercial Organic Waste 

Organic waste includes the following material: green waste (landscape and pruning waste), food waste (including fats, oils, grease, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste), and nonhazardous wood waste.  

Green Waste refers to waste resulting from maintenance or removal of vegetation, including but not limited to: grass, brush, branches, leaves, flowers, shrubs and small trees. 

Wood Waste refers to nonhazardous wood waste such as untreated and non-laminated lumber.

Food Waste - include food products which are off-specification, outdated, or recalled commercial products, including food, beverages, and food products in original individual consumer packaging. These items may include canned foods, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, milk, yogurt, ice cream, etc.

Cooking Oil - Proper disposal of used cooking oil is an important waste-management concern. Oil is lighter than water and tends to spread into thin and broad membranes which hinder the oxygenation of water. Because of this, a single liter of oil can contaminate as much as 1 million liters of water. Also, oil can congeal on pipes developing blockages. It is not a hazardous waste, but it can cause damage to our environment. Because of this, cooking oil should never be dumped down the kitchen sink drain or into the toilet bowl.

Grease & Grease Trap Waste - Grease and Grease Trap Waste is residual grease waste generated from the separation of food grease from grey water in restaurant grease traps. Grease and Grease trap waste does not include petroleum waste from oil water separators. Waste containing petroleum oils and greases above regulatory levels must be managed as a hazardous waste.

**NEW CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL ORGANICS**

Organic wastes are recyclable through composting and mulching, and through anaerobic digestions, which can produce renewable energy.  In an effort to achieve California's recycling and greenhouse gas emission goals, the State has enacted Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling regulations.  Beginning April 1, 2016, businesses will be required to recycle their organic waste in a phased in approach.  AB 1826 Legislation requires commercial businesses to arrange for recycling services for organic waste on the following schedule:

  • April 1, 2016 for generators of eight cubic yards of organic waste per week
  • January 1, 2017 for generators of four cubic yards of organic waste per week
  • January 1, 2019 for generators of four cubic yards of solid waste per week
  • January 1, 2020 for generators of two or more cubic yards of solid waste per week 

For detailed information on the requirements, visit http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/

Residential Organic Waste 

Organic waste includes the following material: green waste (landscape and pruning waste), food waste (including fats, oils, grease, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste), and nonhazardous wood waste. 

Green waste refers to waste resulting from maintenance or removal of vegetation, including but not limited to: grass, brush, branches, leaves, flowers, shrubs and small trees. 

Wood waste refers to nonhazardous wood waste such as untreated and non-laminated lumber.

Food waste for residents includes fruits and vegetables.

Cooking Oil - Proper disposal of used cooking oil is an important waste-management concern. Oil is lighter than water and tends to spread into thin and broad membranes which hinder the oxygenation of water. Because of this, a single liter of oil can contaminate as much as 1 million liters of water. Also, oil can congeal on pipes developing blockages. It is not a hazardous waste, but it can cause damage to our environment. Because of this, cooking oil should never be dumped down the kitchen sink drain or into the toilet bowl.

 

 
Commercial Recycling - AB 341

Attention: Business OwnersGoddess

Subject: Mandatory Commercial Recycling for Pomona Businesses

Pursuant to State law (AB 341), businesses in California are required to have recycling programs in full operation, as of July 2012. However, not all recycling programs will be the same. For example, if your business produces paper products and your waste is left over paper, paper will be the only material you would have to recycle.

The purpose of the new law is to preserve our nearby landfill space. New landfills are extremely difficult to site near cities. A large landfill with 100 years of capacity has been sited 200 miles from Pomona but transporting waste to that landfill will cause tremendous increases in trash fees. Recycling is the cheaper alternative.

Is anyone exempt? Yes. Residents who have green containers for greenwaste and blue containers for mixed recyclables are already in compliance with the law and are therefore categorically exempt. Businesses that pay for one (1), 3-cubic yard dumpster that is emptied only once per week, are also exempt from the law. However, all businesses with two (2), cubic yards or more of trash service per week must have a recycling program in place.

Your commercial waste hauler will discuss recycling options with you. Simply click on the link of the hauler that provides your service (check the name on the dumpster if you’re not sure which one it is).

Waste Management http://www.wm.com/AB341.jsp

Burrtec Waste Industries http://www.burrtec.com/341-compliance

Athens Services http://athensservicesrecycling.com/inthenews/diversion-and-ab341

Valley Vista Services http://valleyvistaservices.com/recycling-and-ab341

Cost? The cost of the recycling program will be determined by your waste hauler and the special character of your business. For example, if your business bales and recycles cardboard, you may not need to do anything else and your cost would be the same. If your waste hauler determines that you could benefit from such a system, you may find that recycling could generate a modest amount of revenue. For some businesses, however, there will be a need for a separate recycling bin and a modest increase in the monthly fee for the hauling. Discuss with your hauler if the sale of recyclables can offset some of the hauling cost.

 
Solid Waste Rate
 
   

Effective
 01/01/2020

Section 62-672. Established (Rates and Charges)
 Basic Bi-Monthly Rate

 

$62.58

   

 

* Rates are adjusted on January 1st of each year in accordance with Pomona City Code.

 



   

 


 

 
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