Refuse Services

On March 13, 2014 the City Council awarded a contract for solid waste disposal services to Republic Waste Services of Southern California. The new service commenced on June 1, 2014. 

As of June 1, 2014 all City residents will be required to pay for collection services. This is to discourage the accumulation of trash and animal waste in the City. The State of California has mandated all cities to test for the presence of trash, metals, nitrates and bacteria to prove that roads, streams and aquifers are not carrying pollutants downstream. More information on the testing can be found here.

Non-Price Components of Agreement

Agreement Terms
June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2022 (8 years) plus the option of two 1-year renewals (10 years total)
City can terminate in 30 days if for cause or default
Collection Hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Free Services City facilities and events, Christmas tree recycle, Quarterly cleanups, annual compost give-away, automatic billing and payment, temporary service stop, multi-lingual service desk reception, public outreach, annual newsletter, cart replacement
On call bulky item/E-waste pick up Two free pickups per year. Additional pickups available for a fee.

Monthly Cart Rates

Service Description Rate Effective July 1, 2019
Set of 3 ea. 96 gallon carts (1 ea. refuse, 1 ea. recycling, and 1 ea. greenwaste) $19.10
Additional Refuse Cart - Rate per Cart per Month $7.36
Additional Greenwaste Cart - Rate per Cart per Month $5.06
Manure Cart - Rate per Manure Cart per Month $22.44
Cart Roll Out (Scout) Service - Rate per Customer per Month $33.39
Burro Truck Service - Rate per Customer per Month $19.10
On-call Bulky Item Pickup beyond five (5) items twice per year - Rate per Additional Pickup $46.78
Additional Bulky Items after 5  $6.96
Cart Wash Service - Rate per Visit; up to five (5) carts washed per visit $40.09
Additional Recyclables Cart(s) No Charge
Extra Services - Residential   
Extra Pick Up - each cart $25.17
Exchange Carts (3) $38.95
Cart Replacement (due to customer misuse) $68.92

Requesting New Services

To request new services, please call Republic Waste Services Customer Care Center at 1 (800) 700-8610.

Collection Day Schedule 

Please set out all trash and recycling carts by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.

*If a collection day falls on a holiday, collection service will be provided on the next work day. The following holidays are observed:

- New Years Day

- Memorial Day

- Independence Day

- Labor Day

- Thanksgiving Day

- Christmas Day

Republic Services, together with the City of La Habra Heights, hosts quarterly clean ups each year. Bulky items, green wastes, documents for shredding, and electronics are collected. For more information, please see schedule below:

La Habra Heights Recycles 2020

Republic Services Annual Newsletter

La Habra Heights Recycles Winter 2018

For service-related questions or concerns pertaining to residential trash and recycling, you may contact:

Republic Waste Services of Southern California
1131 N Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
1 (800) 700-8610