Trash Collection Service Transition


Beginning on March 31, 2014, CR&R Environmental Services (CR&R) will assume residential trash collection services for households currently handled by the City. The transition will take approximately 16 weeks as CR&R rolls out its service through town.

On March 21, the City mailed a letter to all residential households that are part of the transition. In addition, a bright yellow postcard will arrive the week before your carts are due to be delivered.  Below is some information to help you find out when your carts will be delivered. 

  • View the transition schedule - city-wide map to locate your general area and delivery schedule, or
  • Enter your address in the field below to view the week of your cart delivery (carts will be delivered during this week on your regular trash day) and to confirm your cart order.

If you need to order, exchange or return carts, please click here

CR&R's Service

CR&R will provide automated collection that will require the use of carts instead of cans. In addition, there will be an optional recycling program for residents that choose to separate recyclables at home and arrangements can be made for the collection of curbside bulky items and hazardous waste. Residents will not be billed for CR&R’s service or for the new trash carts.

  • Automated and Semi-Automated Service – For most neighborhoods, CR&R will provide fully automated service. This means a truck will now do the heavy lifting with an automated arm to empty the carts. Some parts of town will receive semi-automated service, meaning a trash collector will need to bring the cart to the truck, where the automated arm will lift the container.
  • Pull out service - Residents with disabilities who need assistance placing their carts curbside each week will be provided upon request. (Proof of disability will be required for this free pull out service.) Residents that are not disabled can pay a nominal fee for this pull out service by making arrangements with CR&R.  
  • Recycling is an optional program that most households decided to participate in. Separating recyclables at home has several benefits for the community (by helping meet state-mandated diversion goals - AB 939) and for the environment now and into the future. Pre-sorted recyclables are cleaner than those mixed with your trash which means more of them can be salvaged and reused. Separating recyclables is an option, not a requirement. All trash will continue to be sorted at a materials recovery facility after collection. For those who did not order a recycling cart and decide later to give it a try, you can contact CR&R to request a recycling cart (free of charge) at any time.


Automated Arm Lifting Refuse Cart


Contact Information  

CR&R Environmental Services     

City of Newport Beach 


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