Residential Franchise System
For many years, residential trash collection services in the County unincorporated areas were provided through an open-market system, whereby each resident directly arranged for service with private waste haulers with no County involvement. However, due to State recycling laws, public attitudes towards protecting the environment, customers' desire for improved services, and diminishing landfill space, the residential franchise trash collection system was developed to replace the open market system. Under this system, private waste haulers sign an exclusive agreement with the County to provide trash collection and recycling services in carts to individual communities. As a result, the residential franchise system has helped to establish quality trash collection and recycling service, increase accountability, improve customer service, and promote cleaner neighborhoods.

Organic Waste Collection Service is coming soon to the County unincorporated communities!

Organic Waste is material that comes from living organisms such as, but not limited to, food, food scraps, food soiled paper, paper products, yard or green waste, wood, manure, and organic textiles like cotton.

On November 16, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance. The Ordinance ensures everyone does their part in diverting organic waste and edible food from landfills to reduce emissions of methane and the impacts on climate change. The Ordinance is also required per State Senate Bill 1383 regulations.

The Ordinance requires all businesses and residents in the County unincorporated communities to subscribe to organic waste collection services. Self-hauling is also allowed under certain circumstances.

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