The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors recently awarded a new contract to provide trash, recycling, and organic waste collection services in the unincorporated areas of Altadena and Kinneloa Mesa to Universal Waste Systems, Inc. Services under this new contract will begin on October 1, 2022.

Collection Service
Basic service includes weekly service of three 96-gallon carts: one black cart for household trash, one blue cart for recyclables, and one green cart for organic waste. Additional carts beyond the basic three 96-gallon carts are available for a fee.

Other services are also included such as bulky item collection, excess trash collection, and excess green waste collection (upon 24-hour request), an annual clean-up event, mulch and compost giveaway events, holiday tree collection, and more. Please see Subscription Form for more details.

Information and resources for single-family properties needing metal dumpster service, unincorporated businesses and multi-family properties (of five units or more) can be found on the following website:
New Exclusive Commercial Franchise & Organic Waste Collection Service.
Additional Information
Starting October 1, 2022, services under the new Altadena/Kinneloa Mesa include organic waste collection service to comply with California Senate Bill 1383. This requires residents to place food waste in the green organic waste cart. Plastic bags are allowed but not preferred. Kitchen pails will be provided to each household to assist with transporting food waste to the green organic waste cart. For more information on organic waste recycling, please click here:FightFoodWasteLA.org.

Future Community Meetings

Altadena/Kinneloa Mesa Annual Community In-Person Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM
Altadena Community Center
730 East Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

Past Community Meetings
Contact Information
For all trash related matters including missed pick-ups or to schedule a bulky item, excess trash, and excess green waste collection, please call Universal Waste Systems, Inc. at (800) 631 7016, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays, and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. For additional support when needed, contact Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA, now weekdays only, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., through the transition.
Holiday Collection
There will be no trash collection service on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day - January 1
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day - December 25

When the holiday falls on a weekday, collections for the remainder of the week after the holiday will be delayed by one day.
Contract Documents