Setting Up New Service To request new residential service please call Athens Services at (888) 336-6100. You can request a 35, 65 or 95 gallon gray (landfill), blue (recycling), and green (curbside organics) carts. The blue cart is for the recycling of mixed paper, glass, aluminum, and plastics #1 - #7; the green cart is for organic material such as food scraps and yard debris, and the gray cart is strictly for waste that needs to be landfilled.
Missed Pick-Ups Should a scheduled pick-up be missed, please call Athens Services at (888) 336-6100 to arrange for a collection.
Service Inquiries or Complaints Please call Athens Services at (888) 336-6100 if you have any questions or problems regarding your trash, curbside composting, or recyclables service.
Single Family or Curbside Trash Collection Collection services are provided on a weekly basis. The billing for single-family service is charged on the Property Tax Bill as an itemized charge called "City Refuse Disposal". There is no limit on the number of carts that a single family residence can utilize.
Cart Placement To guarantee that your carts are collected, place them at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day or the night before. The 35, 65 and 95-gallon carts are equipped with wheels and large handles for easy maneuvering. Please make sure that the front of your cart (where the lid opens) faces the street with the wheels against the curb spaced about 1 foot apart. If you have more trash than your gray cart will hold, you may use boxes or trash bags for the excess. Containers must be removed from the curb the evening of collection.
Single Family or Curbside Recyclables Collection (blue cart) All recyclables are commingled in the blue recycling cart. Recyclable items include newspaper, all types of paper including gift wrap and tissue paper, shredded paper contained in a paper bag (all colors), junk mail, all types of boxes (flattened), plastics #1 - #7 (this includes styrofoam), glass jars, aluminum, steel and tin cans, plastic bags and paper gift bags, card stock greeting cards, and empty aerosol cans.
Do not include textiles, glassware, ceramics, broken glass, window panes, mirros, pots and pans.
New! Single Family Curbside Compost Collection (green cart) All yard trimmings, food scraps, food soiled paper and organics is collected in the green cart. No dirt or sod are allowed. Please do not over load the carts. Lids should not be open more than 3 inches and should not exceed a weight limit of 150 lbs.
Yard trimmings include grass clippings, leaves, brush, small branches, tree trimmings and other forms of organic materials generated from landscapes or gardens. Do not include palm fronds, animal waste, large pieces of lumber, stumps, oversized branches and construction debris.
Food scraps include fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, bones, rice, beans, pasta, bread, cheese, and eggshells. In addition, food soiled paper such as used napkins, paper towels, paper plates, tea bags, and coffee grounds are accepted in the green cart.
PLEASE DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS IN THE GREEN CART!
Only compostable bags can be used to dispose of the food scraps. Compostable bags can be purchased at: Whole Foods 405 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach Ralphs Market 1413 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach
If your favorite Redondo Beach grocery or drug store does not carry compostable bags, please call the Public Works Department to let us know at (310) 318-0686, ext. 4193. Also mention your request to the Store Manager as they may be unaware of the product demand.
Free Residential Food Scrap Container To help you set-up a collection system for the new Curbside Compost Collection Program, the City of Redondo Beach Public Works Department is distributing kitchen counter-top collection containers at no charge. Simply come by the Corporate Yard at 531 N. Gertruda Ave., Redondo Beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday to pick up your container.
Multi-Family Trash Collection/Apartments & Condominiums Apartment and condominiums (multi-family units) are those complexes that have 4 or more units on a single lot. Charges for collection service vary depending on the size of the bin and the frequency of collection required per month. Please call Athens Services at (888) 336-6100 for the current rates.