Trash Collection

Residential Service

Residential trash pickup is on Thursdays.

Contracted Provider

Consolidated Waste Services TruckIn June 2010, the City of Los Alamitos entered into a contract for the provision of solid waste services with Consolidated Disposal Services (CDS). The contract took effect on January 1, 2011. In March 2016, the City Council determined that the Solid Waste Services Contract with Consolidated Disposal Services, LLC, now operating as Republic Services, Inc., shall be extended for an additional five years commencing January 1, 2017 and terminating on December 31, 2021.

Assembly Bill 1826

In October 2014 the California Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1826, requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. This law also requires that on and after January 1, 2016, local jurisdictions across the state implement an organic waste recycling program to divert organic waste generated by businesses, including multifamily residential dwellings that consist of five or more units (please note, however, that multifamily dwellings are not required to have a food waste diversion program).

Organic waste (also referred to as organics throughout this resource) means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. This law phases in the mandatory recycling of commercial organics over time, while also offering an exemption process for rural counties. In particular, the minimum threshold of organic waste generation by businesses decreases over time, which means an increasingly greater proportion of the commercial sector will be required to comply.

Assembly Bill 341

State legislation made recycling mandatory for certain businesses and apartment buildings beginning July 1, 2012. All businesses that produce 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week and multi-family properties of five units or more (such as apartment buildings) are required to recycle. For businesses that are interested in implementing on-site recycling, Republic Services offers recycling for free. If you would like to schedule a free on-site assessment, please call our customer services department for more information.

Make sure your business has arranged for recycling services. If you are a Property Manager or Business Manager and would like to sign up for recycling service, contact Republic Services at 800-299-4898.