Waste and Recycle Process

Weekly pick-ups are scheduled throughout Brea neighborhoods using a three-bin system. The green bin is for clean recycle materials such as paper, cardboard, aluminum and glass. The brown bin is for plant materials that can be composted. The black bin is for all other regular waste materials.

Learn more about different types of waste by selecting from the topics at the left.

Here is a checklist for What Goes Where.

If your scheduled weekly service day falls on or after a major holiday, then service may be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week. For all other holidays, residential collection remains on normal schedule. Major holidays for 2019: New Year's Day January 1, Memorial Day May 27, Independence Day July 4, Labor Day September 2, Thanksgiving November 28, and Christmas December 25.

Did you ever wonder what happens to waste and recycle material once it is picked up? Here is a video so you can see the process once the bins are emptied at your home or business. Brea Disposal is operated as part of Republic Services. Visit their website for more information.

Here are some other videos showing aspects of the waste and recycle process.

Residential Recycling Video

Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

Industrial Waste & Recycling

Life Cycle of Waste