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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

CR&R is San Clemente's Franchise Waste Hauler.

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Click Here for Residential Service Information.

Click Here for Commercial Service Information.

Refuse Service Rates for San Clemente:

 2018-2019 Single Family Residential Rates

2018-2019 Commercial Rates

2018-2019 Multi-Family Residential Rates

2018-2019 Roll Off Dumpster Rates

Residential Organics (Food Waste) Material Instructions.



AB 1826  Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe).

For more information click here: Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling home page

Food Waste Poster

Recycling and Disposal Quick Guide (click link)

America Recycles Poster 2015          Carton Recycling

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Door to Door Pick Up Service For Household Hazardous Waste is Now Available to San Clemente Residential Customers.

Due to changes in California Environmental Protection Legislation certain waste products can no longer be accepted at landfills or recycling centers.

For more information call CR&R toll free at (877) 728-0446 or Click Here to Learn More.

Paint Drop-Off Locations

Old paint can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in San Juan Capistrano Click here for more info from OC Waste and Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Center.   If you are looking for some place closer try searching here for a location near you. 

Medication Disposal Guidelines

Please do NOT flush medications down the toilet or drain. Mix them with coffee grinds or animal waste and put them in the trash or bring them to National Drug Take Back Day. For questions or more information, please call (949) 498-9436 or see More information on Medication Disposal Guidelines

Other Medication Disposal Options

Bring your unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the San Clemente Police Station's NEW Safe Medication Drop-off Box.  Find Out More Here! 

Business\Commercial Recycling

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling AB1826

In October of 2014 Governor Brown signed AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014), requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week...

Start A Recycling Program

Business Recycling Information

Commercial Recycling Brochure

Commercial Recycling Tips

Business Recycling Guidelines

Waste & Recycling Construction Guidelines for Commercial & Multi-Family Projects

Beginning July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 [AB341] will require all businesses in California that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. Participating in a CR&R recycling program will assist your business in meeting the new recycling requirement. Businesses may also donate, sell and/or self-haul materials to a recycling facility. Information about California’s business recycling requirements is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery [CalRecycle] at

If your business has hazardous waste that needs to be properly disposed of, check out The County of Orange Business Hazardous waste referrals here.

Recycle Used Motor Oil


Click Here for a Listing of Used Motor Oil Drop Off Locations in San Clemente.

San Clemente used Oil Recycling Tip Card

Construction and Demolition Recycling information

Click Here for the Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Requirements.

Click Here for a List of Construction & Demolition Processing Facilities

Click Here for a Waste Management Plan Application

Click Here for the City's Recycling Summary Report.

Click Here for an Exemption Request Form

Click Here for a Self-hauling to the construction & demolition material recovery facility.

Click Here for directions to the construction & demolition material recovery facility.

Waste & Recycling Construction Guidelines for Commercial & Multi-Family Projects

Click Here for CALGreen Construction Waste Management Requirements.

Bottle & Can Recycling Centers - Where You Can Take Your Beverage Containers For Cash:

  • Albertson’s/Office Depot at 993 Ave. Pico (west side of Office Depot near La Pata).
  • Albertson’s at 804 E. Ave. Pico (behind store).
  • Ralph's at 638 Camino De Los Mares (behind store)

Hours of Operation for All Facilities:

  • Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Closed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Closed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed

*Most centers close for lunch, usually from 1:00 to 1:30 but times may vary. 


This series shows you real options for recycling, reducing, or re-using solid waste products. Helping promote the development of California's' recyclable materials market is our mission.

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