The City of Norwalk has a franchise agreement with two refuse haulers and they are the only two companies authorized to serve the commercial and residential needs of our community. Both companies have served Norwalk for many years and they continue to work with the City to provide quality customer service. They are:
Republic Services (800) 299-4898
Link to Republic Services
CR&R Environmental Services (562) 944-4716
Link to CR&R
Click here [PDF] to locate your provider and trash day.
Trash, have you wondered where it all ends up? Each year, over three million tons of solid waste is disposed of right here in our backyard and this landfill space is running out fast.
Concern over our fragile environment and the ongoing solid waste disposal problem reached the state legislature in the late 1980's. This concern was deep enough to prompt the State government to pass laws aimed at finding solutions to our mounting trash problem. The State passed AB 939 in 1989, requiring all of California's cities and counties to create ways to divert large amounts of solid waste from landfills. AB 939 requires cities to reduce waste by 50% by the year 2000, which is why Norwalk implemented the 3-container system to separate waste into recyclables and non-recyclables.
In 2011, California State Assembly Bill 341 (AB341) was passed, establishing a State goal to reduce, recycle, or compost no less than 75% of waste generated by the year 2020. Norwalk residents are asked to participate fully in the program by recycling all products that are recyclable.
The City of Norwalk is aware of the scavenging problem that exists in our community and the Public Safety Department continually responds to reports filed by residents. The only way that Norwalk will be able to deter people from scavenging is with help from the community. Please call Public Safety at (562) 929-5732 to report scavengers. Also, try putting the most frequently taken recyclables at the bottom of the container and put your containers out in the morning instead of the night before.*
* Make sure you know when your trash collector comes so you do not miss being collected if you put it out in the morning.