GARDENA RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Gardena single family residences and multi-family of 2-4 unit residences are provided three (3) carts to be serviced on their regularly scheduled collection day.

Commingled Recycling This cart is for your clean recyclables. Items to be placed into this cart include newsprint, office waste paper, empty aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles and jars. You may not place hazardous waste in to this cart.

Place your Yard Trimmings in the Green Cart. Yard Trimmings include grass, leaves, branches less than 3 inched thick. Do not place dirt, stone, concrete, building materials in this cart.

Place "Everything Else" in the Gray Cart. You may not place hazardous waste in to this cart.

Instructions:

Place all carts by curside by 7:00 a.m. on your regularly scheduled service day. Collection should be completed by 7:00 p.m.

Lids should be closed preventing litter being blown onto the street. Lid opening should face toward the street.

Carts should be placed side by side at least two (2') feet apart and three (3') feet from parked vehicles or objects. As a courtest to your neighbors, promptly remove carts after service.

Maximum Weight Limits: 64 gallons = 220 lbs. To avoid having an overweight cart possibly causing damage to the cart or truck and surroundings, do not place rocks, concrete, bricks, or dirt into carts. All items inside cart must fall out when the cart is emptied so please don't overfill the cart by tightly packing it.

If the cart is unserviceable, your collector will leave a warning notice and mark the reason why. Please correct the problem for your next weeks collection.

Household Hazardous Waste ("HHW") -

Many common household products are hazardous. If these products are handled or disposed of incorrectly, they can pose a threat to human health, animals and the environment. When these products are discarded, they become "household hazardous waste." In California, it is illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste in the trash, down the drain, or by abandonment. Household hazardous waste needs to be disposed of through a Household Hazardous Waste Program. Click HERE for more info.

Universal Waste ("uWaste") -

Universal waste comes primarily from consumer products containing mercury, lead, cadmium and other substances that are hazardous to human health and the environment. These items cannot be discarded in household trash nor disposed of in landfills. Examples of universal waste are batteries, fluorescent tubes, and many electronic devices. Click HERE for more info.

Electronic Hazardous Waste ("eWaste") - “E-waste” refers to any unwanted electronic device or Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) and is classified as universal waste. E-waste frequently contains hazardous materials, predominantly lead and mercury, and is produced by households, businesses, governments, and industries. Click HERE for more info.

Bulk Household Waste Items Collection - Upon a verbal or written request made prior to 2:30 p.m. on the day prior to residents collection day, WRG will collect customers Bulk Household Waste items. Each residential customer (including Multi-Unit Residential Customers) shall receive such bulk pickup four (4) times per year, one every three (3) months, at no extra charge. Each Bulk Household Waste Item collection will be limited to a maximum volume of three (3) cubic yards. WRG may offer you a three (3) cubic yard temporary bin for your bulky collection. Collections more than three (3) cubic yards or four times per year, one per quarter will be subject to a surcharge. Items not allowed for Bulk Household Waste Item collection include automobile and marine bodies and parts, spas, gazebos, construction/remodel waste or items which may not be safely handled and lifted by two persons. Bulky pick-ups include uWaste and eWaste collections.

Sharps - Home-generated needles and other sharps thrown into household waste present a great risk to sanitation and sewage treatment workers, janitors, housekeepers, children – even pets. Some state governments are setting guidelines about needle waste disposal. California, for example, now prohibits disposal of needles in regular household waste. Residents can conveniently and responsibly dispose of needles, lancets, and other sharps from homes with mail back containers in three easy steps:

  • Step 1: Residents call WRG customer service at 888-467-7600 to request a free Sharps Kit which includes a container, a pre-paid postage label and a form. WRG will deliver it to your home the following week.
  • Step 2: Residents fill up the container with Sharps.
  • Step 3: Residents mail the container back for safe disposal by using the pre-paid postage label provided and sign a form included in the side pocket of the kit.

Residents will receive one free Sharps Mail-Back container per year, with a second and third kit available for $5.00 co-pay. Limit one at a time.

Holiday Tree Collection - Holiday trees discarded by residences will be collected December 26 thru the next three weeks for free.

Valet Service - For physically challenged residents with State of California handicapped placards, WRG shall collect from rear yard, or other location convenient to resident, at no additional charge. Such physically challenged residents shall provide WRG with verification that they have a State of California handicapped placard and shall also provide permission to WRG employees to enter upon the property for the purpose of transporting and emptying waste carts.