Recycling For Residents

Mandatory Residential Organics Recycling 

The City together with its waste hauler CR&R will be launching a new residential Organics Recycling Program in 2022. In 2022, Laguna Hills residents will be able to add food scraps to their existing green yard waste containers for recycling. Food and yard scraps collected will then be taken to CR&R facilities to be processed and composted.

Recycling for Residents

The City hosted its first community town hall meeting regarding the new organics recycling regulations (SB 1383) on Wednesday, July 28th.   Additional educational opportunities and materials on the new food waste recycling program will be available soon from the City and CR&R.

FAQs on the residential organics recycling program

Residential Recycling Programs

  • Contact CR&R's customer service departmentfor specific information on the Residential Recycling Programs listed below:
    • Up to 2 additional Green waste carts at no charge for green waste and stable bedding and manure recycling
    • Up to 2 additional commingled (brown) recycling carts at no charge
    • Bag to Bag Recycling Program
    • Bulky Good Collection Service (2 free pick-ups per year; 4 items per pick-up)
    • E-waste (i.e. computers, TVs, monitors) Collection curbside pick-up service (free of charge) E-waste pick-ups do not count against Bulky Good pick-up and are unlimited per year
    • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Doorstep pickup of items like fluorescent light tubes, batteries, latex or water based paint, non empty aerosol cans, thermostats, etc. ( 2 free pick-ups per year). 
    • White Good Collection Service for items such as refrigerators, stove, washer, dryers
    • Stable Bedding and Manure Bin Collection Service
    • Holiday Greenery Collection Service
  • Residential Waste Reduction Tips
  • What Items can be disposed of in each residential container?
  • CR&R Residential Brochure 

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The City of Laguna Hills offers its residents with a HHW Doorstep pickup program as described above under Residential Recycling Programs. In addition to this service, OC Waste and Recycling provides the following four collection centers for Orange County residents to dispose of HHW materials free of charge.

Anaheim Collection Center

1071 N. Blue Gum Street

Anaheim, CA 92806


Huntington Beach Collection Center

17121 Nichols Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Irvine Collection Center

6411 Oak Canyon

Irvine, CA 92618


San Juan Capistrano Collection Center

32250 Avenida La Pata

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

For more information on Orange County HHW collection centers, including hours of operation and acceptable HHW items, call 714-834-4000 or visit OC Waste & Recycling household hazardous waste website.

Universal Waste

Universal Waste is hazardous waste that is widely produced by households and many different types of businesses. Universal waste includes televisions, computers and other electronic devices as well as batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury thermostats and other mercury-containing equipment. All universal waste items cannot be disposed in trash. For more information about Universal Waste visit CalRecycle's Universal Waste website.