Trash, Refuse & Recycling Fees

Trash collection service is required for all residences in Huntington Beach. Single Family Residential accounts will automatically be enrolled for trash service when the water account is started and charged on the same statement received for water usage. No separate sign-up is required. Multi-Family Residential accounts with up to four dwelling units may either have residential or commercial service. Please notify the account representative at time of sign up as to which service you will be using. All residential and commercial collection service is provided by the city's contracted solid waste collector, Rainbow Environmental Services, Inc.

The monthly charge for residential trash service is $20.57 per residential dwelling unit, which equates to $0.6763 per day. The total charge for Trash Collection, Recycling and Disposal that appears on your monthly statement will vary depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.

Multi-family properties with five or more dwelling units and other commercial properties must contract directly with Rainbow Environmental Services, Inc. for commercial bin service. For further information about rates and service options, and to start service, please call Rainbow at (714) 847-3581.

Low-income seniors, age 62 and over, may apply for a 50% discounted rate. If you believe you qualify for the reduced rate, please contact the Senior Center in Central Park at:

Senior Center in Central Park
18041 Goldwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5600


For additional information regarding trash collection and recycling programs in the City of Huntington Beach, please call:

Public Works Trash and Recycling
(714) 375-5010
Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Did you know?

Planning Commission meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meeting Agendas, Action Agendas, and Minutes are available to view online.


Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Finance Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5630
Fax: (714) 536-5934
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