Trash & Recycling Fees

Trash collection service is required for all properties in Huntington Beach. All residential and commercial collection service is contracted with Rainbow/Republic Services.

Residential Service

The fee for residential trash service is $0.7874 per dwelling unit per day, which equates to $23.95 per month. The total charge that appears on the monthly statement will vary from bill to bill depending on the number of days in the billing cycle. Generally, no separate sign-up is required for residential service. The service is enrolled when the water service is started. Per ordinance, a property is deemed occupied when there is an active water service.

To start or stop your municipal services account, visit Municipal Billing or call 714-536-5919. (2021-10-06)

Two-, three- and four-plex properties have the option to choose either residential services or commercial dumpster and must call the Trash and Recycling office at 714-375-5010 to start or stop residential trash services on an existing account.

Commercial Service

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

For additional information regarding Huntington Beach trash collection and recycling programs please call:

Public Works Trash and Recycling
(714) 375-5010 (press 8 to bypass the menu)
Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Senior Citizen Low Income Discount

Low income seniors, age 62 and over, may apply for a 50% discounted rate and for the Utility User Tax Exemption. Please note that the 50% trash discount applies only to City of Huntington Beach residential trash customers, and is not available for trash services paid to a Homeowner's Association, landlord, or property manager.

If you believe you qualify for the reduced rate, you can use the same application form for Utility User Tax exemption. For assistance with qualifications and completing the form, please contact the Senior Center In Central Park at 714-536-5600.


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