Los Angeles county residents and businesses dispose of about 40,000 tons of trash each day, enough to fill up a line of garbage trucks 42 miles long. Landfills are filling up, and some have already closed. To deal with this crisis, the State ordered every city in California to divert 50% by the year 2000 - or face fines of up to $10,000 per day.

The City of Azusa has consistently achieved more than 50% diversion since 2001. This is due to a convenient and cost-effective recycling program approved by the City Council in 2000 to meet the State recycling goals. All trash in Azusa, whether it’s from single family homes, apartments, or businesses, is taken to Athens Services’ material recovery facility (MRF). At the MRF, all recyclable materials are recovered and recycled. So don’t feel bad about not separating the recyclables yourself; you are still a 100% recycler but in a more efficient way!

For more information regarding trash collection, go to the Frequently Asked Questions section.


For free bulky waste pick-up, missed residential pick-ups, commercial refuse services, or temporary bins, call Athens Services at 888-336-6100.

For questions regarding residential and multifamily billing, trash complaints or recycling matters call the Azusa Light & Water Customer Service at 626-812-5225.

For the latest schedule of household hazardous waste roundups call 888-CLEAN-LA or 888-253-2652.

NOTE: Barrels cannot exceed 33 gallons in capacity and 50 pounds in weight. Barrels larger or heavier than this will not be serviced.