Waste & Recycling

Trash, recycling and green waste service is provided by CR&R Waste Services. In addition to normal trash collection, the County also sponsors several hazardous waste collections events throughout the year.

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Residential Trash/Recycling Service

EMWD, City of San Jacinto Water and Lake Hemet Water District customers will automatically be billed for waste/recycling service through CR&R effective the date of initiating water service.

CR&R Recommends You Remember the Following On Collection Day

  • Containers should be placed at curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on collection day.
  • Containers must be placed side-by-side approximately 1' foot apart and at least 3' feet from any obstruction. (i.e. fire hydrant/trees)
  • Containers should be placed with the handles and wheels facing away from the street.
  • Containers should be removed from curbside within 12 hours after service.
  • Items not in containers will not be collected.
  • Each resident may select a set of two specially designed automated containers with attached lid and wheels.

CR&R is requesting that each resident separate their recyclable materials.

  • The black container is for regular refuse.
  • The grey container is for recyclables.
  • If you have a green container, it is for green/yard waste.

Approximate Container Sizes Available
Residents may order a set of the following containers.

  • 90 gallon automated container - 45.5"Hx 31"Wx 37"D
  • 3 Yard Temporary Bin - 4'H x 4'W x 6'9"L for clean up projects - 500 lb limit

Special Collections
Larger waste collection containers (from 10 to 40 yards) are available for clean-up projects and other disposal needs.

For more details please visit the CR&R website info for the City of San Jacinto.                                                    

Detailed instructions for residential customers is provided by CR&R Waste Services. Collection is mandatory by M.C. 8.32.020.

Additional Recycling Info

  • CR&R Info:

  • Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
    CalRecycle promotes innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability.
  • About AB 341
    Beginning July 1, 2012, the adoption of legislation AB 341, which is designed to help meet California’s recycling goal of 75% by the year 2020 will take effect. This law requires California commercial enterprises and public entities that generate four or more cubic yards per week of waste, and multi-family housing complexes with five or more units, to adopt recycling practices.

    In addition to less material going into local landfills, AB-341 will also contribute to Riverside County’s economy. The Department of Resource Recycling estimates that local jurisdictions, schools, and businesses will save $40 million to $60 million per year from 2012-2020, due to lower recycling versus disposal costs. A higher volume of recyclables will also create manufacturing and recycling jobs and help contribute to California’s competitiveness.

Holiday Pick Up

If the holiday falls during the week, collection for the remainder of the week is one day behind. For example, if July 4th is a Monday, and your normal collection day is Thursday, your pickup will be on Friday.

CR&R Observes the Following Holidays:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Riverside County Waste Management conducts several Household Hazardous Waste collection events every year. See their website for the current schedule.

Before transporting waste to the collection event or facility, please use this checklist to make sure you have done the following:

  • Have I used up every product to the fullest extent possible?
  • Is the waste in its original container or is it properly labeled as to the contents?
    (The contents of the container must be the same as stated on the label. If not, cover up the label and write the name of its content.)
  • Have I offered good, usable products I can’t use to my neighbor, family or friends?
  • Are the items placed in a sturdy container, such as cardboard or wooden box, for transporting?
    (Wrap glass bottles in newspaper to prevent breakage.)
  • Does the amount of waste I want to transport exceed 5 gallons or 50 pounds?
    (Each load must not exceed 5 gallons or 50 pounds per State Law. Container volume must not exceed 5 gallons.)
  • Is the box placed in the trunk of your car or in the bed of your pickup truck and secured to prevent movement?
    (Keep items away from passengers.)
  • Are any of the containers leaking?
    (If they are, place them in a container or material that will not allow the leak to spread and place securely in the vehicle for safe transport.)

Follow directions once you reach the event site. You will be asked to turn off your motor and stay in your vehicle. The site staff will unload the material from your vehicle.

For more information about Hazardous Waste Collection:

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