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City Developing Alternate Trash Mitigation Response Program
posted on 12/13/2021.

In response to the continuing labor-management dispute at Republic Services, the City has been working to develop a trash disruption mitigation response plan for deployment later this week, which is aimed at ensuring the continuity of trash pick-up services.  Components of the plan will be reviewed by the City Council at a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m., when a declaration of a local emergency will be considered in order to facilitate implementation of Huntington Beach’s proposed program.

The need to develop a trash disruption mitigation response plan has been driven by the fact that Republic Services has been unable to coordinate reliable and ongoing trash collection services.  Further, while the City has continued in its efforts to obtain accurate and timely updates, we have only been able to receive limited information.  

Given the circumstances surrounding this matter, the City is working on the development of a plan to resume regular weekly trash pick-up services by this coming weekend (December 18 and 19).  Details related to that plan are being finalized, and additional information will be released by the City on Wednesday, December 15.

From a resident and business perspective, key instructions related to trash pick-up for the rest of this week include the following:

  • Republic has asked that residents and businesses continue to place your trash bins out on your regularly scheduled pick-up day but to expect service delays.  
  • If collection does not happen on your regularly scheduled pick-up day, please leave your bins out along the curb until the trash is picked up.
    • Of note, unlike typical collection days where separate vehicles will pick-up refuse, recycling, and green waste, given the current situation, only one truck will collect trash from all bins utilizing a co-mingled trash collection process.
  • As bins are left out to await trash service pick up, street sweeping will continue.  However, to alleviate further inconveniences, the City will NOT issue street sweeping citations beginning December 13 and tentatively scheduled to resume December 27. 
    • Please note that if you received a street sweeping citation on December 13, the City’s street sweeping contractor has since dismissed it and no further action will be required.

For those that are in dire need of trash disposal services, the City will open five trash drop-off locations for Huntington Beach resident and business use.  The drop off locations will be open and staffed by the City from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for the foreseeable future, at the following locations beginning tomorrow:

  1. Edison Park and Community Center: 21377 Magnolia Street
  2. Greer Park (North): 6900 West McFadden Avenue
  3. Murdy Park and Community Center: 7000 Norma Drive
  4. Public Works Yard: 17371 Gothard Street
  5. Meadowlark Golf Club: 16782 Graham Street

As this process unfolds and through the duration of the current labor strike, the City will work to ensure that our residents are not charged for collection service that was not performed.

We appreciate our community’s patience throughout this frustrating ordeal, and the City will continue to provide any and all information we are aware of regarding trash services as soon as those details become available.

For the latest updates, please visit

Attachment: Press Release - 2021-12-13 - Republic Update.pdf

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