Refuse (Trash) PDF Print E-mail


Covina Disposal is the City of Covina's exclusive franchise hauler.

To establish, change or terminate refuse service, contact Covina Disposal through their website at or toll-free telephone number, (888) 336-6100. Covina Disposal is open Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5 pm and Saturdays, 7am - Noon.

New Refuse Rates as of July 1, 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, City of Covina refuse rates will be adjusted due to inflation.  The standard monthly residential barrel service rate will be $27.05.  The standard monthly commercial rate (a 3 cubic yard bin serviced once a week) will be $152.33.  Click here for other service level information and rate details.

Residential Refuse Service

Basic residential refuse service consists of three, 90-gallon containers:  a black trash container, a blue or gray recycling container and a green container for green waste. All are collected weekly.  Currently, this basic residential service is $27.05 effective July 1, 2013.

Qualifying low-income senior citizens are eligible to apply for 30 gallon refuse service.  Please fill out this application and return it to Environmental Services with supporting documentation either in person at City Hall or via fax to (616) 384-5479.

Commercial and Multi-Family Refuse Service

To establish or change commercial refuse service (including commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential accounts), please contact Covina Disposal directly at (888) 336-6100. Commercial customers may chose from a variety of bin sizes and varying frequency of collection.

Residential Refuse (Trash) Collection Schedule

Residential refuse is collected on a weekly basis. For single family residences, refuse is placed in the black barrel.

Residential Recycling

Curbside recycling for single family residences is now collected weekly, on the same day as the black barrel.  Recyclable items are placed in the gray or blue barrel.  For more information on recycling, click here.

Multi-Family Recycling

Commercial and industrial facilities and multi-family complexes using bins also participate in recycling. Contents from bins (dumpsters) are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where contents are sorted, and recyclables are separated and processed. For more information on recycling, click here.

Green Waste

Residential green waste (leaves, small branches, grass clippings) is placed in the green barrel. Green waste is collected on a weekly basis.  For more information on green waste, click here.

Bulky, Large Item Collection

Residential customers, including residential barrel services customers and multi-family complex customers, may contact Athens Services/Covina Disposal at (888) 336-6100 for free residential bulky item pick up.  Customers with commercial or industrial accounts, please contact Athens Services/Covina Disposal for available services and applicable fees.

Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste and Universal Waste

Household hazardous waste is any item to be disposed that is labeled toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, combustible or an irritant.  In addition, there are items that are detrimental to the environment or pose health risks if not properly disposed.  Electronic Waste (E-Waste) refers to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. E-waste can include computers, printers, televisions, VCRs, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, and electronic games.  Universal wastes are hazardous wastes that are widely produced by households and many different types of businesses. Universal wastes include televisions, computers and other electronic devices as well as batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury thermostats, and other mercury containing equipment, among others.  Hazardous waste, universal waste and e-waste are NOT to be thrown in the trash; the simplest way to properly dispose of these items is by taking them to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Roundup.  HHW Roundups are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Click here for updated information on upcoming HHW events!

Used Oil Recycling

It is illegal to dispose of used oil in the trash, on the street, on the ground, in streams, or in flood control channels. Used motor oil is dangerous. Children should not breathe the fumes or get oil on their skin.
Take used motor oil to these certified collection centers:

  • Auto Zone, 1445 N. Citrus Avenue - (626) 915-7695
  • Grand Auto Care, 744 N. Grand Avenue - (626) 331-8390
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 501 N. Azusa Avenue - (626) 339-5888
  • Pep Boys, 1240 N. Azusa Avenue - (626) 966-1244

O'Reilly Auto Parts and Pep Boys will accept your used oil filters. Call centers for hours of operation and quantities accepted.

Other Disposal Information


News You Can Use! PDF Print E-mail

EPA News You Can Use

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Sharps Drop-off Kiosk PDF Print E-mail







The City of Covina, Environmental Services Section, applied for a Household Hazardous Waste Sharps Grant from CalRecycle and was awarded the grant on May 15, 2013.  The award included the receipt and installation of a sharps kiosk and a supply of sharps containers for Covina city residents. Sharps are needles, syringes, and lancets.


Kiosk Location: In Front of Covina City Hall, 125 E. College Street, Covina, CA 91723

Industrial Waste Permit (Non-Domestic Waste Water) PDF Print E-mail

The City of Covina is required, by State mandate, to protect the health and safety of the public while ensuring that the wastewater collection systems and treatment plants are not unduly impacted by discharges from industrial users.

An industrial user is a discharger of any water bearing waste other than domestic wastewater or of wastewater generated from household-type operations performed at commercial establishments for, or to support, commercial purposes. Businesses that are industrial users are required to obtain a Non-Domestic Wastewater Disposal Permit from the City of Covina.

Existing and new businesses in the City of Covina are required to review the requirements set forth in the Industrial Waste Program Ordinance as specified by Ordinance No. 08-1953 and amended with Ordinance No. 10-1982 in Title 13 of the Covina Municipal Code and determine if they are required to comply with the ordinance. Examples of businesses that are required to apply for an industrial wastewater discharge permit are (but not limited to) metal finishing and plating shops, car washes, food service establishments, (restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, etc.) laundries and printed circuit board manufacturers.

Please contact Environmental Services Division of the Public Works Department if you have questions or are not sure if you are required to apply for a permit. To find out more about the permit, click here.

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