Trash Disposal & Recycling

Rainbow Environmental Services provides a modern, automated waste collection and recycling program for residential customers with trash can service. The program is similar to those already in service throughout other Orange County cities. The program provides residents with three 95-gallon carts with the following color distinctions:

  • Blue cart for recycling
  • Brown cart for trash
  • Green cart for green waste
Each 95-gallon cart holds the rough equivalent of three 32-gallon cans that residents have previously used. Smaller carts are available upon request, and additional green waste and recycling containers are also available for no additional charge. Additional trash containers are available for a one-time delivery fee of $75. Click cart service for more information.

10/4 Program

For larger items, Rainbow provides 4 free collections per year where residents can put out up to 10 large items per collection. They call it the 10/4 Program. This collection system helps residents dispose of large items that don't fit in their normal carts and enables the City to comply with state waste diversion goals requiring a 50% reduction in waste disposed at landfills. Residents can call Rainbow Environmental Services at 714-847-3581 to schedule a pickup or click here for more information.

Clean Trucks

As an added benefit, the collection vehicles run on clean burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which are much quieter than diesel powered trucks and produce much less pollution. For additional information please call Rainbow Environmental Services at 714-847-3581.

Related Information

There is a great article on recycling facilities and their challenges from USA Today. Click here for the article.