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.
- (800) 299-4898 - Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm and Saturday, 7am-3pm
- (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.
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
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 - June 30, 2017)
Franchise Agreement Process
The City went through the process of requesting proposals and awarding a new long term exclusive solid waste collection and recycling services franchise agreement to Athens Services (Ordinance No. 3047). A referendum on Ordinance No. 3047 was submitted and certified. On May 24, 2016 the City Council repealed Ordinance No. 3047. Information and documents pertaining to the process can be found below:
Solid Waste Collection Franchise Agreement FAQs
May 12, 2015
October 13, 2015
October 20, 2015
December 8, 2015
January 12, 2016
March 8, 2016
March 22, 2016
April 14, 2016
April 21, 2016
May 10, 2016
May 24, 2016
Original Franchise Agreement Proposals
Request for Proposals
Draft Franchise Agreement
Ordinance No. 3047