City of Cypress

5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6700

City of Cypress Recycling Program
Trash and Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

1. I am a new resident and would like to receive trash service.
2. How do I obtain an extra trash can for home?
3. How do I obtain an extra recycling trash can?
4. Where do I place my trash cans on non-trash pick up days?
5. Which items are recyclable and non-recyclable?
6. When is my trash collection day? What about trash pick up after holidays?
7. When should I put my recycling can out for pick up and do you have a Recycling Calendar?
8. How can I recycle my old computer monitor, television set or e-waste?
9. Where can I take my hazardous waste and e-waste?
10. Can I throw my needles in the trash?
11. Do I have to use Consolidated Disposal?
12. I have an old refrigerator and water heater that I would like to get rid of. How do I dispose of these items?
13. Who do I call to report illegal dumping of household hazardous waste?
14. Where do I take my used oil for recycling?
15. Where do I get rid of my used household batteries?

1. I am a new resident and would like to receive trash service.
The City of Cypress has an exclusive franchise agreement with the Consolidated Disposal Services which provides residential and commercial service to the City of Cypress. To activate trash service, or report any problem with your service, please contact Consolidated Disposal Customer Service at (800) 299-4898.

2. How do I obtain an extra trash can for home?
Residents desiring an extra regular trash can must go to City Hall to arrange for services. The cost for an additional trash can is $5.00 per month with a one-time $10.00 drop off fee. After receipt of payment, arrangements will be made to have your trash can delivered to your home. The trash can will be delivered on your regularly scheduled trash pick up day.

3. How do I obtain an extra recycling trash can?
Residents desiring another recycling can should contact Consolidated Disposal directly at (800) 299-4898. There is no fee for an additional recycling can. Your recycling can will be delivered to you on your regularly scheduled trash pick up day.

4. Where do I place my trash cans on non-trash pick up days?
The City of Cypress Municipal Code specifies that all trash containers be placed behind a screened area and not be viewed from the public right-of-way.

5. Which items are recyclable and non-recyclable?
Residents may obtain a listing of recyclable and non-recyclables by calling the Department of Administration's Recycling Hotline at (714) 229-6708 or by visiting the recycling information page.

6. When is my trash collection day? What about trash pick up after holidays?
To determine your trash collection day, check the City’s Trash Collection Schedule. There is no trash pick up on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. In the event that one of these holidays falls on your regularly scheduled trash collection day, trash pick up will be delayed one day. For more information regarding trash pick after holidays, please call Briggeman Disposal at (800) 299-4898. For more information on trash collection, or on the citywide recycling program, call the Administration Department at (714) 229-6708.

7. When should I put my recycling can out for pick up and do you have a Recycling Calendar?
To determine your recycling pick up day, check the City’s Recycling Calendar.

8. How can I recycle my old computer monitor, television set or e-waste?
If you buy a new computer or television set, getting rid of your computer monitor or television set will not be as simple as putting it in your trash can. Computer monitors and television sets contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and have been designated as hazardous wastes by the State of California. They are hazardous because they contain high quantities of lead. Lead can cause poisoning in individuals and can be especially harmful to young children. Because CRTs are hazardous, they can no longer be disposed of in landfills. Effective January 1, 2006, residents may dispose of E-waste such as desktop and laptop computers at the County of Orange Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Other E-waste includes cell and cordless phones, game consoles, stereos, microwaves and any other electronic item that contains circuit boards. You may dispose your computer monitor, television set, and e-waste at one of the two nearby County of Orange Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. Residents are responsible for removal and destruction of all personal and valuable information from the computer hard drives. The County of Orange will not be responsible for any security information contained on the hard drives. The centers are located at 17121 Nichols Street, Huntington Beach, and 1071 Blue Gum Street, Anaheim. Additional information regarding the collection centers may be obtained by visiting www.oclandfills.com or by calling (714) 834-6752.

9. Where can I take my hazardous waste and e-waste?
The County of Orange has four locations that collect hazardous and electronic waste. The closest to the City of Cypress is located in Huntington Beach at 17121 Nichols Street (at Rainbow Disposal, off Warner Ave. between Beach Blvd. and Gothard Street, use Gate 6). Click here for more details on hazardous and e-waste, or call (714) 834-6752.

10. Can I throw my needles in the trash?
Due to state legislation in the fall of 2008, sharps and needles can no longer be disposed of in the trash. Residents can use mail back programs or take them to one the four HHW Collection Centers within the County. For more information on where to dispose of sharps, please refer to the following link on the Orange County Health Care website: http://ochealthinfo.com/regulatory/medwaste_home.htm

11. Do I have to use Consolidated Disposal?
Yes, the City has an exclusive franchise agreement with Consolidated and all trash and recycling must be picked up by them. Should you plan on doing a residential construction project and hire a demolition company, they don't need to use Consolidated if they plan to haul the debris using their equipment and their forces, they would just need to fill out a Waste Management Compliance Plan during the permit process.

12. I have an old refrigerator and water heater that I would like to get rid of. How do I dispose of these items?
All Cypress residents are eligible to have two bulky items picked up per calendar year. For example, if you have an old sofa and stove that require disposal, this would be considered as your two pick-ups for the calendar year. Additional items may be picked up for a fee charged by the City’s franchise solid waste hauler.

Residents should contact the City’s trash hauler, Briggeman Disposal, at (800) 299-4898, to schedule a pick up date. Residents should place their bulky item scheduled for pick at the curb by 6 a.m. on the date of the scheduled pick up.

13. Who do I call to report illegal dumping of household hazardous waste?
To report Illegal dumping call 800-69-TOXIC

If someone has dumped a substance into the public right-of-way and it is heading towards the City's storm drain system, call the Public Works Department at (714) 229-6752 or (714) 229-6760 during regular business hours. If it is after hours, please call the Police Department at (714) 229-6600 or the County of Orange at 1-877-89SPILL.

For more information or should you have questions, please contact the Recycling Hotline at (714) 229-6708.