JANUARY 2022
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ORGANICS RECYCLING IN AZUSA
Beginning January 2022, ALL residents and businesses in California are required to recycle their organics waste to reduce methane emissions from landfills. The City of Azusa is changing it's trash collection and recycling services in order to comply with the State law (SB 1383). The City and its franchised hauler, Athens Services, have sent several communications over the holidays regarding the changes. Here are important dates to remember as the new program begins:

Single-Family
  • January 24-February 11: Athens will deliver 3 new carts (black, blue, green)
  • February 14: Automated collection begins
  • February 14-25: Collection of old containers
  • March: Athens Services begins billing

Multi-Family (MF) and Businesses
  • January: Athens Services begins billing
  • February 7: MF Organics collection service begins

All:
  • January: Customer service will transition from Azusa Light & Water to Athens Services. Contact Info:888-336-6100 or email cs@athenservices.com. Requests for service can be made online as well using the Athens self-service options on the top red bar of their website, www.AthensServices.com

RESIDENTIAL E-WASTE COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE
Athens Services is now collecting electronic waste. Azusa residents may drop off their electronic waste at the Azusa City Yard. Bring proof of Azusa residency such as utility bill or driver's license with Azusa address. Business wastes are not accepted.

Electronics (e-waste) can include those devices that utilize electrical wiring, plug into an electric outlet, or take a battery or light bulb. Examples of e-waste include (but are not limited to): computers and accessories, circuit boards, extension cords, flashlights, microwaves, phones, stereos, DVD players and televisions.

Items NOT accepted:
Automobile parts, construction debris and hazardous waste are not allowed in your waste containers or as part of bulky item pickup.

Where to drop off your electronic waste:

809 N. Angeleno Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 8 AM – 12 PM
Closed on holidays

JANUARY 15, SATURDAY - Azusa City Yard is open from 8 AM - 12 PM for e-waste drop off. Bring proof of Azusa residency such as utility bill or driver's license with Azusa address.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF YOUR BULKY WASTE
Athens Services provides Single-Family residences and Multi-Family customers with FREE bulky item collection, but items for pickup must be scheduled in advance. To arrange a pickup, please contact Athens Services at least 24-hours before your collection day via https://athensservices.com/bulky-item-pickup/  or by calling (888) 336-6100. To avoid a missed pickup of your bulky items, you must contact Athens to schedule the pickup.

Not all items that do not fit in your trash carts are considered bulky waste!
Bulky Items include: furniture (including chairs, sofas, mattresses, and rugs); appliances (including refrigerators with and without freon, ranges, washers, dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, plumbing fixtures, small household appliances, trees, shrubs, brush trimmings or other materials that are tied together forming an easily handled package not exceeding four (4) feet in length or thirty-five (35) pounds in weight, and other similar items, commonly known as "White Goods").

Bulky Items ARE NOT: car bodies, Construction Debris, Electronic Waste, universal waste, and items weighing more than sixty (60) pounds, exceeding four (4) feet in width and eight (8) feet in length, or items that cannot reasonably be moved with equipment of the type which, pursuant to industry standards, would normally be carried in a truck collecting Bulky Items. Excess bags of trash not fitting in your barrel will not be considered bulky items.

For more details, visit the City of Azusa website.
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