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The County of Orange Waste & Recycling (OCWR) has teamed up with the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) to offer free commercial and residential mattress recycling at OC's landfills through the Bye Bye Mattress program. Beginning September 2020, OCWR will no longer bury the mattresses it receives from hauler's curbside bulky item pick-ups and those dropped off at the Frank R. Bowerman (commercial only), Prima Deshecha (commercial and public) and Olinda Alpha landfills (commercial and public). The MRC's Bye Bye Mattress program allows the County to curate mattresses on site for recycling, saving valuable landfill capacity, a critical resource in today's local waste management system. To participate in the program, residents may contact CR&R for a free bulky item pick up, or take items directly to the Olinda Alpha or Prima Deshecha landfills. Most standard mattresses and box springs will be accepted and must be separated from trash. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

OC Landfill Free Mattress Recycling Flyer

Prima Deshecha Landfill Information

What Can I Take to the Landfill?











The City of San Juan Capistrano together with CR&R Environmental Services began a new Residential Organics Recycling Program on July 1, 2020. This new program will co-collect food scraps and yard waste in your green cart. The organic material collected will be taken to CR&R's Regional Organics Anaerobic Recovery (ROAR) Facility in Perris, CA to be converted into renewable natural gas and anaerobic compost. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about 94% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. Keeping food scraps out of landfills helps to reduce the amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, emitted into the atmosphere. All residents' monthly solid waste services include three carts: refuse, dry recyclables, and organics/green waste. If you do not already have an organics green cart, please contact CR&R Customer Service at 877-728-0446 to order one.

What Organic Waste Can Be Mixed in My Green Cart?

  • Food scraps including all solid, semi-solid and liquid food such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, bread, rice, pasta, tea bags, coffee filters and FOG (fats, oils and grease).
  • Yard trimmings include grass clippings, leaves, flowers, hedge clippings, and weeds. Non-hazardous wood waste includes tree branches, tree trunks, and untreated lumber.
  • Compostable bags are optional and may be included in your green cart. Paper bags, newspaper, and cereal boxes can also be used. Do NOT include plastic bags. Compostable bags are available at the following local retailers:
    • Denault's Ace Hardware, 31862 Del Obispo Street
    • Marbella Farmer's Market, 31109 Rancho Viejo Road
    • Costco Wholesale, 33961 Doheny Park Road
    • Smart & Final Extra, 34091 Doheny Park Road
    • Gelson's Market, 30731 Gateway Place

What's Not Allowed in the Organics Cart?

Do not include items such as plastics, diapers, pet waste, cat litter, palm fronds, dead animals, ashes, treated wood, clips or ties, general garbage, glass, foam, compostable service ware, and diseased plants.

When in doubt, throw it out! Put it in the refuse cart. Contamination occors when unacceptable items get mixed into the wrong recycle cart or green organics cart. Contamination will damage your efforts to recycle and place the entire collection at risk of being non-viable and subsequently sent to the landfill.

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