Household garbage items, except for those items listed below, may be placed in the roll cart with the green lid. It is recommended that garbage items be bagged and tied first, then placed in the cart. This practice will keep your container cleaner, minimize odors, and reduce the chance of wind-blown litter.
Other ways to help control odor include double bagging when the odor is more offensive, making sure the cart lid is closed tight, and leaving a dryer sheet inside the cart.
Unaccepted waste includes hot ashes or coals, recyclable items, household hazardous chemicals, medical waste, fluorescent bulbs, tires, paint, and yard waste such as bagged or loose grass, leaves, or small branches.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do with my old garbage cans and recycling bins?
We encourage you to use your garbage cans for yard waste and recycling bins for other household purposes; however, if you do not want to keep them, garbage cans may be placed in your green lid roll cart for disposal, and recycling bins may be placed in your blue lid roll cart.
What if I am disabled and cannot take my roll cart to the curb?
Disabled residents who are unable to take their roll carts to the curb may apply to the Solid Waste Division for rear-door service. The driver will collect the carts at an accessible location close to the house, empty them, and then return the carts to the same location. Qualified residents will receive rear-door service at no charge.
What if I want rear-door service but I do not qualify as disabled?
Residents who are not disabled may arrange for rear-door service through their franchise hauler for an additional fee of $13.50 per month. The cost for service may be adjusted annually by the county and must be paid by the customer directly to the franchise hauler.
Electronic equipment from your home, such as computers and televisions (except for rear-projection sets), can be recycled. Many retailers will accept old electronics for recycling. Check with your local retailer for electronic waste recycling options.
Orange County residents may also bring their electronic waste to one of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities or community collection events. Click here for electronics recycling facility locations and collection event information.