Solid Waste Collection

Beginning July 1, 2016 Athens Services will provide solid waste collection service to the western side of the City.  The eastern side of the City will be served by Republic Services.

Zone 1 Customers (East Zone) - These customers are currently served by Republic Services and will be billed by Republic Services

Zone 2 Customers - These customers were formerly serviced by Waste Management. Republic will be your new service provider and will bill directly.

Zone 3 Customers (West Zone) - These customers were formerly served by the City for trash and CDS/Republic for recycling and green waste. Athens Services is your new service provider for all three carts (black, blue & green). The City will continue to bill on behalf of Athens.

City generated trash bills for service provided by Athens can be paid via U.S. mail, dropped in the white drop-off box in the Main Library parking lot off Mar Vista Street, paid in person at City Hall, or online. We accept payment by cash, check, debit or credit cards (Visa, Master Card or Discover) if you pay in person. City of Whittier Customer Service Division can answer questions regarding your bill for Athens trash service at (562) 567-9530. Questions regarding Athens trash service should be made directly to Athens.

Customer Service

Republic Services

- (800) 299-4898 - Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm and Saturday, 7am-3pm

Athens Services

- (888) 336-6100 - Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-12pm


Senior - Seniors who are head of household, at least 62 years of age and receive supplemental social security benefits are eligible to a 10% discount on standard trash service. Contact your service provider to apply.

Active Military - An active military member may be stationed away from home for long periods of time. This 10% discount on standard trash service will apply so long as the military member maintains the property as his or her residence. Contact your service provider to apply.

Utility User's Tax Exemption - Low income, single-family residential trash and water customers may be eligible for a $6 per month discount on water and a $5 per month discount to their trash service in addition to being exempt from City taxes on other utilities.  To be eligible, residents must apply through the City and qualify for the Utility Users Tax Exemption.

On Call Bulky Waste and E-Waste Collection

Your solid waste collection service provider will provide residential and multi-family premises free collection of 12 bulky and/or e-waste items per dwelling, per year. Call your service provider to schedule the pick-up. Please do not set out items without calling for a special pick-up. These items cannot be collected by the regular automated collection truck that services your containers. Quarterly collection events will also be held where bulky items and e-waste can be dropped off.

Hazardous Waste

For information on hazardous waste and the property way to dispose of it, click here.


For information on ordering more containers, placement of containers and what is acceptable in each container, click here.

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Trash, recycling and green waste will be collected as regularly scheduled except for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Whenever one of these holidays occurs on a weekday, the collection schedule will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. For example, since Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, the collection day would be moved to Friday and the collection normally made on Friday would be on Saturday. The final collection for the week would be on Saturday.

Solid Waste Collection Interim Agreements (July 1, 2016 - October 31, 2017)

Athens Interim Agreement A16-046

Athens Interim Agreement A16-046 Amendment No. 1

Republic Interim Agreement A16-047

Republic Interim Agreement A16-047 Amendment No. 1

Franchise Agreement Process

The City Council directed staff to negotiate with Athens Services and Republic Services for long-term franchise agreements to continue servicing the zones they are currently have under the Interim Agreements which expire on October 31, 2017.  Information and documents pertaining to the franchise agreement process can be found below:

Agenda Reports
October 11, 2016
November 8, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 10, 2017
January 24, 2017
February 14, 2017