Trash & Recycling

New Waste Collection and Recycling Contract

​​The City of Monterey Park is currently in the bidding process for new residential and commercial trash contracts.  The new contracts will be effective September 1, 2017.  

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

​On July 6, 2016, the City Council approved the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for new waste collection and recycling contracts for both residential and commercial trash services. This is the first step to qualify companies that would be eligible to submit an application for consideration.  Click here for the staff report and RFQ. ​

Request for Applications (RFA)



​Subsequently, thirteen (13) companies responded to the RFQ and submitted statements of qualifications. ​ ​On September 21, 2016, the City Council approved five companies to be qualified to apply for a residential contract and nine companies to be qualified to apply for commercial contract. Council also approved the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) to the qualified haulers. The deadline for submitting an application was November 17, 2017. Click here for the staff report and RFA. ​ ​

​Current Status



Staff is evaluating the submittals and preparing the environmental review.  The recommendation to City Council for award  of contract(s) is tentatively scheduled for the January 18, 2017 Council Meeting. More information will be forthcoming.

Please contact Public Works at 626-307-1320 if you have any questions.

Current Trash Program

The City of Monterey Park currently contracts with
Athens Services for all of its waste removal services. Before taking the city's waste to a landfill for final disposal, the city requires Athens to process Monterey Park's waste through a sorting center called a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for the removal of recyclables. This program allows the city to meet the 50 percent landfill diversion mandate required by state law while providing the greatest convenience possible to residents and businesses. Failure of the city to meet the 50% waste reduction mandate can result in fines of up to $10,000 per day.

In addition to the MRF program, the city has additional waste diversion and
recycling programs ranging from backyard composting / smart gardening workshops to participation in the county wide Household Hazardous Waste collection events. View Monterey Park's trash collection and recycling programs online.

On July 1, 2012, AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling law took effect.  Commercial businesses and multi-family residence of 5 units or more must implement a recycling program.  Setting up service with the City's waste-hauler, Athens Services, will ensure that your business or multi-family residence is in compliance.  Click
here for more information.

Holiday Schedule

Visit Athens Services' trash pick-up holiday schedule here. Waste Collection Service will continue as usual and there will not be any delay if a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

 

Got Questions?



We love to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns about the City's trash collection.  Please call Monterey Park Public Works Department at 626-307-1320 if you experience any missed trash collections or if you have any complaints.  For billing, container exchanges, or new service sign-up, please contact the City's Support Services Division at 626-307-1342.
 
For general inquiries such as replacement of trash containers, dumpster and roll-off rentals, bulky item pick-up, trash pick-up schedules, and billing questions, please call 
Athens Services directly at 626-336-6100.
 
Note that e-waste such as a television, computer, or printer is NOT a bulky item.  Call (800) 98-TOXIC for information on proper disposal or visit our 
Bulky Item Pickup webpage for more information.