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FREE Compost Giveaway

In recognition of residents’ valiant effort to recycle, The City of Fullerton and MG Disposal will host a Compost Giveaway on Saturday, March 9, 2013 Independence Park, 801 W Valencia Dr, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., or until we run out of compost.







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Sorting Guide

Placement & Removal

Bulky Item Collection

Hazardous Waste

Holiday Collection

Q & A



Fullerton Residential Collection
 
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Recycle Fullerton, is designed to conserve our natural resources by addressing today's environmental issues, Recycling, Reusing and Reducing the volumes of waste dumped into our local landfills.

How It Works
The Recycle Fullerton program was designed with you in mind, and requires very little extra effort.

  • Organized -The program uses three 96-gallon containers: a black container for trash, a green container for recyclable items, and a brown container for yard waste. These specially designed containers are lightweight with built-in wheels for easy movement.

  • Efficient – Modern, robotic trucks empty containers

  • Convenient - All containers are collected the same day

  • Clean - Automated containers help keep your neighborhood clean

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Sorting Guide - What Goes Where?
To make Recycle Fullerton a success, please follow these simple sorting guidelines and adopt these disposal practices. Your participation and support of Recycle Fullerton is a big step toward solving our waste problems.

Non-Recyclable Trash - Black Container

  • Animal and bathroom waste
  • Car parts
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dirt/cement/rock (no more than 1/4 of container)
  • Disposable diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food waste
  • Freezer/refrigerator food boxes
  • Glass and ceramic plates/cups
  • Light bulbs (no fluorescent bulbs)
  • Mirrors
  • Old clothes/shoes
  • Palm fronds
  • Plastic toys
  • Rags/sponges
  • Soiled paper plates
  • Toothpaste tubes/pumps
  • Waxed paper
  • Window glass
  • Yard waste (permitted but should go in the yard container)

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Recyclables - Green Container

  • Aerosol cans (completely empty)
  • Aluminum cans (do not crush)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Beverage cans
  • Bottle caps
  • Brochures
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes (remove inner lining)
  • Computer paper
  • Drink boxes
  • Egg cartons (cardboard and foam)
  • Foam cups/plates - unsoiled
  • Food cans
  • Frozen food boxes (no wax coating)
  • Glass bottles/jars
  • Juice cartons
  • Junk mail/coupons
  • Laundry bottles
  • Ledger paper
  • Magazines
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Milk-type cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Paint cans (empty only, dry cans, lids off)
  • Paper/paper tubes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic (#1-6)
  • Plastic bottles (small mouthed)
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic cups/utensils
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Tin cans
  • Used envelopes (includes plastic windows)
  • Wrapping paper

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Recyclables - Brown Container

  • Grass (loose, not bagged)
  • Wood
  • Leaves
  • Pruning & Weeds (palm fronds cannot go in the yard waste container)
  • Twigs and small branches (4 inches or less in diameter; 4 feet or less in length)
  • Weeds
 

Additional yard waste containers are available and can be ordered by calling Customer Service at (714) 238-2444. Excess yard waste that does not fit in your brown automated containers can be collected if bundled, placed in customer provided containers and/or placed in biodegradable bags that have been identified with “Yard Waste Only” stickers.

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Container Placement and Removal

Place your containers in the street at curbside, near the edge of your driveway. Place the containers’ handles toward your home, and at one foot away from any obstruction (car, fence, lamp, or mailbox, etc.). Allow a minimum of one foot between ALL automated containers. All containers must be at curbside by 7 a.m. or earlier on your collection day. Prior to removing your container from the curbside, please check to see if it has been emptied, as each container is emptied at a different time.

The diagram below illustrates the proper placement for containers on collection day.

Removal
Be a good neighbor and remember to remove your trash, recycle and yard waste containers on collection day. You will be helping to keep your neighborhood neat and clean. Waste and recycling containers may not be on the street or in view from the public for more than 24 hours.

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Bulky Item Collection
To aid residents in the disposal of large, bulky items such as furniture, stoves and water heaters, etc. MG Disposal provides FREE bulky item collection service. This service is also available for those occasional times when you have more waste or yard trimmings than will fit in your automated containers. Bulky item collection is provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment click here to fill out an online service request form or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444, please be prepared to list items.

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Household Hazardous Waste
Do your part to protect the environment by properly disposing of e-waste, old paint, pesticides, used motor oil, and household chemicals, etc. at a designated facility. The County of Orange operates several collection centers throughout Orange County. Click here to visit their website or call the County's Hazardous Materials information line for more information (714) 834-6752.

The following items may NOT be placed in any trash or collection containers.

Aerosol cans (full) Florescent light bulbs and ballast
Ammunition Hobby and pool supplies
Anti-freeze Household cleaners
Asbestos Latex or oil-based paint
Auto/furniture polish Motor oil
Batteries Paint thinner
Biological waste Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
Chemical drain cleaners Radioactive waste
Compressed gas cylinders Tires
Drums Treated wood*
E-waste Universal waste
Explosives  

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E-Waste and Universal Waste Collection
MG Disposal offers FREE e-waste collection for residentially generated e-waste and universal waste including: TVs, CPUs, desktop copiers, fax machines, keyboards, microwaves, stereos, CD/DVD/VCR players and computer monitors. Click here to fill out an online service request form or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444 to schedule an appointment.

Sharps Disposal
To help keep sanitation workers safe, new laws require proper disposal of sharps. Sharps or needles may no longer be disposed of in the regular trash.  Medical disposal kits for sharps are available online, through Republic Services, or you can check with your local hospital or pharmacy to see if they will accept them.

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Holidays

Our offices are closed on the following holidays:

  • Christmas
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving

 Collection will be delayed by one day if your regular collection falls on or after the holiday.

Holiday Tree Collection
Holiday trees will be collected on your regular collection day beginning Monday, December 30, 2013 and through Friday, January 10, 2014. Trees must be curbside no later than 7 a.m., please remove stands, plastic bags, decorations and all other items from the tree. Trees larger than six-feet must be cut into four-foot lengths. Flocked trees cannot be recycled, please call customer service at 714-238-2444 to schedule a pick up.

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Q & A
 

Please click on a question to view the corresponding answer:

What type of containers must be used?

Will the containers hold all of my trash and recyclable items?

What should I do on collection day?

Where can I park my car on collection day?

What if one of my containers is damaged?

Where do I call if I need assistance with the program?

What else can I do to help?

We are doing a construction project at our home and will have a large amount of debris. Is there anything MG Disposal can do to help?

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What type of containers must be used?
Participating households receive three specially designed 96-gallon containers: one BLACK container for trash, one GREEN container for recyclables, and one BROWN container for yard waste*. The containers are designed for automated service and feature built-in wheels, handles and permanently attached lids. The automated collection system can only collect waste that is placed in the special containers.

Additional containers are available in the following two sizes:

  • 64-Gallon Containers: 39.5” High X 26” Wide X 26.8 Deep
  • 96-Gallon Containers: 43” High X 28” Wide X 30.5” Deep

*Do to limited space, residents living in condominiums or mobile home communities receive smaller 64-gallon containers and may or may not receive yard waste containers depending on need. Additional containers are available and may be ordered after the initial containers have been delivered.

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Will the containers hold all of my trash and recyclable items?
Most residents who sort their trash, recyclables and yard waste find the capacity of the three containers is more than adequate. If needed, additional containers may be requested by filling out an online service request form click here or by calling Customer Service at (714) 238-2444.

If on occasion you have more waste, recyclables or yard waste than will fit in your containers you may save it for the following week, place it in old style trash containers and/or biodegradable bags. Yard waste may also be bundled 4 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or less in length. Containers and biodegradable bags with yard waste must be clearly identified with “Yard Waste Only” stickers. Set barrels, bags and/or bundles next to your automated containers on collection day. After the sanitation worker empties your automated containers he will reload the containers and empty them again. Having sufficient automated containers for your waste, recycle and yard waste helps make your sanitation worker’s job easier.


What should I do on collection day?

Place your containers in the street at curbside, near the corner of your driveway. Place the container's handles toward your home, and at least three feet away from any obstruction (cars, fence, lamp or mailbox). Allow a minimum distance of one foot between ALL automated containers. All containers must be at curbside by 7 a.m. or earlier on your collection day. Prior to removing your container from the curbside, please check to see if it has been emptied, as each container is emptied at a different time.

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Where can I park my car on collection day?
If your car is parked in the driveway or on the street, it must not be closer than one foot from the automated containers. Collection cannot be made if a vehicle blocks access to the containers.

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What if one of my containers is damaged?
Damaged containers will be repaired or replaced at no charge, unless the damage is due to negligence or abuse. If your container is damaged or you would like additional containers, click here to fill out an online service request form or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444.

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Where do I call if I need assistance with the program?
Customer Service is ready to assist you with any questions regarding the automated waste collection and recycling services. Click here to fill out our online service request form or call them at (714) 238-2444.

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What else can I do to help?
Develop new habits to reduce waste. At the store, buy items with less packaging and items made from recycled products. Whenever possible reuse items by donating them to local charities or sell them in a garage sale.

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We are doing a construction project at our home and will have a large amount of debris. Is there anything MG Disposal can do to help?
MG Disposal offers a variety of special services ranging from temporary three yard bins to storage boxes and large roll-off containers. These containers meet a variety of household cleaning and construction needs. These containers are available for daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Click here for more information or call Customer Service at (714) 238-2444.

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