We’re here to help you with Huntington Beach trash schedule, recycling, and bulk pickup. Don’t worry; we also got you covered with a holiday schedule.

So, sit back, and let’s give you a detailed guide.

1. Huntington Beach Trash Pickup 2024

Republic Services collects the trash in Huntington Beach. Here’s how to find your trash day:

  • Navigate to the Republic Services city map (click here)
  • Zoom in to find your resident area
  • Your area will be marked with a specific color and day

Keep in mind that curbside service is provided weekly. So, if you forget to place your cart outside, you’ll have to wait for next week.

Huntington Beach Trash Pickup 2023

What You Need To Know About HB Trash Schedule

If you’re still confused about your garbage collection day, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at the table given below to find your day:

Area MarkedCollection Day 
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Saturday and Sunday are the weekly holidays. No service is provided on weekends. 

Report Missed Collection

If you think your cart is not emptied by mistake, report it to Rainbow Environmental or Republic Services within 24 hours at (714) 847 -3581. If your Friday collection is missed, you can call on Saturday too.

2. Huntington Beach Large Item Pick Up

All residents can request bulky service 4 times a year. To request a large item collection service, call (714) 375- 5010 or your hauler (republic service 714- 847 -3581).

  • Only 10 items per collection are allowed.
  • The limit for bagged trash is 40 lbs.
  • If you have more than 10 items, you have to schedule two or more appointments.

Ensure to book an appointment at least 48 prior to your regular garbage day. Keep in mind that residents must clean the curb after pickup.

Accepted Items For Bulk Trash

Furniture, small appliances, bagged trash, mattresses, and bundled palm fronds are allowed.

3. Got Bulk Trash That City Won’t Collect? You Need To Hire Junk Removal Services!

Though Republic Services are the only authorized hauler in HB city to collect construction debris or appliances with refrigerants. Still, there are several junk removal companies you can hire.

Keep in mind that private haulers will charge a small fee depending on the size of your pile or type of trash. Here’s the list of the top 7 haulers near you:

Company NameContact Info
Junk Smiths 714- 369 -8886
My Junk Dog 844 -695 -8653
Mystic Hauling 714 -899 -5572
OC Cleanup & Hauling 714 -623 -1064
Planet Haulers Junk Removal 888 -800 -2380
EA Junk Removal 949 -430 -7099
Tidy Junk Removal 657 -234 -1000

Always request the initial price quote before you hire a hauler. Also, don’t forget to ask about accepted Items, as some of the haulers don’t accept construction debris.

4. Huntington Beach Recycling 2024


Curbside recyclables are collected weekly, and the service is provided by Republic Services without any additional fee.

  • Ensure that recyclables are empty and properly clean.
  • Remove the lids of bottles before putting them into carts.
  • Wipe all the excessive oil or liquid from the food cartons.

Keep in mind that recyclables mixed with unaccepted items will not be collected.

Accepted Items

  • All types of paper, including junk mail, flyers, and torn newspapers.
  • Flatten cardboards
  • Plastic and glass bottles without lids
  • Metallic food carts and cans

Unaccepted Items

  • Stickers and labels
  • Plastic wraps and bags
  • Cardboard boxes with oil stains
  • Food waste
  • Rugs and textile items
  • Glass and mirrors
  • Dead animal or pet litter
  • Yard waste
  • Tires or motor oil
  • Batteries

Huntington Beach Christmas Tree Pickup 

Call Customer Service at 714- 847- 3581 to arrange a special pickup for Christmas trees. Flocked trees will be considered bulky trash. If your tree is natural, cut it into pieces (if over 6 feet tall) and place it into your recycling cart. 

5. Huntington Beach Trash Holidays 2024

Republic services observe six holidays in the year. So, there will be no curbside collection on the following holidays:

Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25
Near Year’s DayWednesday, January 1

It is worth mentioning that if the holiday falls on the weekend, then the trash pickup service is not delayed. Otherwise, service is delayed and pushed to the next day on the holidays.

6. Important Contacts

Huntington Beach Waste Management Phone Number: 714 -375- 5010

For Latest Updates: Follow the HB city on Twitter for the latest information or any changes in the pickup schedule due to weather conditions. 

Huntington Beach Trash Schedule FAQs

Is bulk trash pickup free in Huntington Beach?

Yes, bulk pickup service is free up to 4 times per year. After that, residents have to pay a fee per collection. To schedule your pick-up, call 714 -847 -3581.

What time does trash pickup begin in Huntington Beach?

Curbside pickup starts at 7 am on your collection day. So, don’t forget to roll out your carts to the curb by then.

Wrapping It Up!

In HB city, Republic Services collects curbside garbage and recycling. The service is provided weekly, while the bulky collection is limited to 4 times per year without any fee.

For construction debris, you can either rent a garbage dumpster or hire a private hauler. Keep in mind that the refuse pickup service is only delayed and pushed to the next day on holidays. 


  1. https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/services/trash-recycling/trash-pickup-large.cfm
  2. https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/files/users/public_works/FlyerWhattoRecycle.pdf

Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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