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Trash & Street Sweeping

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Trash and Street Sweeping 

The City of South Pasadena's utilizes Athens Services as the authorized collection agency. The basic service is for household refuse collected once per week from your backyard.

Athens Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
8:00 a.m. to Noon (Saturday)

For billing inquiries, please call Athens Customer Service Department: (888) 336-6100

Trash Collection and street sweeping schedule


                                 Stop Illegal dumping                                         

Holiday Schedule - collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

New Year's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas

The City in coordination with Athens Services provides residents with an Annual Dumpster Day

event.  Residents are allowed to bring their bulky items to this event free of charge. 

For disposal information, please visit

To Tour the Materials Recovery Facilities, please contact
Public Works to schedule.

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collections here are some helpful links:

Household Hazardous Waste



California Recycling Mandate

In October 2011, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 341 into law, settling a 75% recycling goal for California by Year 2020.  this landmark piece of legislation mandates that all California commercial or public entities that generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, and for those mulitifamily dwellings of 5 or more units, must arrange recycling services by the following July 1, 2012.  Jurisdictions will determine compliance measures and due dates.  

To learn more about California's Mandatory Recycling Law, please visit the State of California, CalRecycle website.



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