The City of La Cañada Flintridge’s solid waste and recycling program is designed to meet all the community’s needs. The City operates an open market system and does not have an exclusive franchise agreement with any waste hauler. Residents and businesses are free to select the waste hauler which meet their service requirements.
Authorized haulers provide both residential and commercial services. Any waste hauler operating within in La Cañada Flintridge must enter into an agreement and sign a contract with the City. The City prohibits self-hauling and contracting with waste haulers other than those that have a Service Agreement with the City.

Please see the links below for additional information on current authorized haulers.
Residents may report illegal dumping and other problems with waste service through the Citizen Reporter application available in the link below.

Programs and Events

The City offers a variety of recycling programs and seasonal clean-up events to help businesses residents appropriately recycle or dispose of common items.
Please see the links below for more information about these exciting programs and events.

Residential Collection

Haulers will provide three types of carts for automated pick-up service: black for trash, blue for recycling, and green for organic waste. They are available in 96-gallon, 64-gallon, and 32-gallon sizes. Contact your hauler for availability.
Collection hours for residential services are 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For your regular collection day, please see the link below.
No waste containers shall be placed out for collection before 5:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled collection and must be brought in by 8:00 p.m. on the day of collection (or two hours after collection, whichever is later). Carts should be positioned on the edge of the street, against the curb with the handle facing your house.
Please refer to the Residential Customer Subscription Information provided by your waste hauler for further information regarding services they provide, such as free roll-out service for seniors or persons with disabilities.
The authorized haulers may provide services and solutions for wildlife who visit your waste bins. For more information, please see the link about bear barrels below.

Commercial Collection

Haulers provide a variety of services for commercial and multi-family collection ranging from basic 96-gallon bins to commercial bins. The State of California requires businesses, organizations, and multi-family housing developments to have waste, recycling, and organic services, unless they have applied, qualified, and been approved for a waiver or exemption under the guidelines outlined in the links below. If your business, organization, or multi-family housing development is required to comply with AB 341 and/or AB 1826, please contact your City-authorized waste hauler to set up the required recycling service immediately.
With the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1383, businesses categorized as Tier 1 or Tier 2 edible Food Generators are required to recover the maximum amount of food that would have otherwise been disposed.
Collection hours for commercial services are 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Collection occurs at least weekly. Additional service is permissible based on your individual waste and recycling needs.

Construction and Demolition Debris Management

Waste is generated every time a building is constructed, remodeled, or demolished. This waste is known as Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris. C&D debris often contains bulky, heavy materials, including concrete, wood, asphalt (from driveways and roofing shingles), gypsum (the main component of drywall), metals, bricks, and plastics. C&D debris also includes salvageable building components such as doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures. Much of this C&D debris can easily be recycled or reused rather than disposed.
Residents and contractors engaged in any construction or demolition project must use an authorized hauler to remove material from the project site. When subscribing to service, applicants must confirm that the material will be treated as C&D debris and recycled. Construction bins placed in the public Right-of-Way are required to have an encroachment permit. If a project site cannot be serviced by a construction bin in either the project site or public Right-of-Way, please see program exemptions for more information about how to appropriately recycle or haul debris.
Building permit applicants with projects over 1,000 square feet or more (including demolition/remodels) to submit a Building Debris Management Report and a Performance Security.  The Performance Security amount is calculated at the lesser of 3% of the project cost or $10,000. The Performance Security is refunded if the applicant can document that at least 65% of the project debris is reused or recycled. Projects requiring the complete demolition of all structures on site may also require a separate Performance Security.
For more information about the City’s Construction and Demolition Program, please see Chapter 9.14 of the Municipal Code and the links below.