Navigate Up
Sign In
Republic Services

    "While our name is changing, our commitment to our customers has not. You can expect the same reliable recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services we’ve always provided from Republic Services.

    Services offered

    From single-family homes to large industrial facilities, Republic Services offers local dumpster rentals from 3 to 30 cubic yards — with prompt delivery and removal to keep your location clean and your project on schedule.

    Order dumpster services now

    Count on Republic Services for proper disposal of sharps materials such as needles and lancets. Our safe and convenient program helps prevent injury and infection while helping you dispose of sharps safely.

    Order Services Now

Solutions for my Home - City of Colton

How It Works

The Colton Recycles program was designed with you in mind, and requires very little extra effort. Each single-family residence receives three 64-gallon containers: a black container for trash, a brown container for yard waste and a green container for recyclable items.

These specially designed containers are lightweight with built-in wheels for easy movement. The automated refuse system uses modern, robotic trucks to empty containers. For your convenience, all containers are collected the same day each week.

Where Does It Go?

After Republic collects your recyclable materials, yard waste and household garbage, it is delivered to Republic Services Regional Recycling Complex for processing.

  • Recyclable materials collected from the green container are sorted with state-of-the-art technology prior to being delivered to recycling facilities where they become raw materials for new products. Green waste from the brown container is screened and processed prior to being used as alternate daily cover and/or compost.
  • Household garbage placed in the black container is cost-effectively consolidated into larger vehicles and transported to the landfill for disposal. Please keep in mind, household garbage is not sorted; therefore, any recyclable materials placed inside the black container ends up in the landfill.
Sorting Guide - What Goes Where?

To make Colton Recycles a success, please follow these simple sorting guidelines and adopt these disposal practices. Your participation and support of Colton Recycles is a big step toward solving our waste problems.

Recyclables - Green Container
  • Aerosol cans (completely empty)
  • Aluminum cans (do not crush)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Beverage cans
  • Bottle caps
  • Brochures
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes (remove inner lining)
  • Computer paper
  • Drink boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Food cans
  • Frozen-food boxes (no wax coating)
  • Glass bottles/jars
  • Juice cartons
  • Junk mail/coupons
  • Laundry bottles
  • Ledger paper
  • Magazines
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Milk-type cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Paint cans (empty dry cans, lids off)
  • Paper/paper tubes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic (#1-7)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic cups/utensils
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Tin cans
  • Used envelopes
  • Wrapping paper
Yard Waste - Brown Container

Yard waste must be loose, and not bagged. Please do not contaminate with paper, plastic or other materials other than yard waste.
  • Grass
  • Wood
  • Leaves
  • Pruning (no palm fronds)
  • Twigs and small branches (4" or less in diameter; 3' or less in length)
  • Weeds
Non-Recyclable Trash - Black Container
  • Animal and bathroom waste
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Car parts
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • Clothing
  • Dirt/cement/rock (no more than 1/4 of container)
  • Dishes
  • Disposable diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food waste
  • Freezer/refrigerator food boxes (with wax coating)
  • Furniture
  • Glass and ceramic plates/cups
  • Hoses
  • Light bulbs (no fluorescent)
  • Mirrors/window glass
  • Palm Fronds
  • Old clothes/shoes
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic film and tarps
  • Rags/sponges
  • Shoes
  • Soiled paper plates
  • Toothpaste tubes/pumps
  • Waxed paper

Place your containers in the street at curbside, near the edge of your driveway, with the handles facing toward your home, and at least three feet away from any obstruction (car, fence, lamp, or mailbox, etc.). Allow a minimum distance of one foot between ALL automated containers. All containers must be at curbside by 7 a.m. or earlier on your collection day. Prior to removing your container from the curbside, please check to see if it has been emptied, as each container is emptied at a different time.

By being a good neighbor and remembering to remove your trash, recycle and yard waste containers on collection day, you will be helping to keep your neighborhood neat and clean. Municipal Code states that waste and recycling containers shall not be on the street or in view from the public for more than 24 hours.

When one of the following holidays fall on a weekday, collection for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day - Christmas o New Year's Day o Memorial Day o Independence Day o Labor Day o Thanksgiving

Holiday Tree Recycling

Holiday trees will be collected on your regular collection day beginning Monday, December 29, 2014 and through Friday, January 09, 2015. Trees must be curbside no later than 7 a.m., please remove stands, plastic bags, decorations and all other items from the tree. Trees larger than six-feet must be cut into four-foot lengths. Flocked trees cannot be recycled, please call customer service at 909-370-3377 to schedule a pick up.

To aid residents with the disposal of large bulky household items such as; furniture, stoves and water heaters, Republic Services provides FREE* on-call bulky item pick up collection. These special collections are provided by appointment only. Call Customer Service at 909-370-3377 for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Please be prepared to list the items you would like to have picked up. (*Limit three per calendar year - there is an added charge for pickup of air conditioners and refrigerators due to special handling requirements of Freon.)

It is unlawful to throw away electronic waste in the garbage in California. To aid with proper disposal, Republic provides on-call curbside collection for household electronic waste such as: TVs, CPUs, monitors desktop copiers, fax machines, keyboards, microwaves, stereos and CD/DVD/VCR players. This service is offered at no-charge to residents, and may be scheduled online or by calling Customer Service at 909-370-3377.

Increase or Decrease Service or Exchange an Automated Container

Fill out an online service request or call Customer Service at 909-370-3377 to discuss your disposal options and/or to exchange your containers. Our experience staff will help you select the level of service that is right for you.

It is unlawful to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage. The San Bernardino County Fire Department operates several collection centers throughout San Bernardino County. Click here to visit their website or call the County's Hazardous Materials information line for more information 909-382-5401.

What type of containers must be used?
Participating households receive three specially designed containers: one BLACK container for trash, one GREEN container for recyclables, and one Brown container for yard waste. The containers are designed for automated service and feature built-in wheels, handles and permanently attached lids. The automated collection system will only pick up waste placed in the special containers.

Will the containers hold all of my trash and recyclable items?
Each container is designed to hold up to 64-gallons. Additional containers can be ordered if needed. A nominal fee will be charged for additional trash and yard waste containers. Additional recycling containers are provided at no additional charge. 

Where can I park my car on collection day?
Collection cannot be made safely, if a vehicle is too close or blocks access to the containers. If your car is parked in the driveway or on the street, it must not be closer than three feet from the automated containers.

What if one of my containers is damaged?
Damaged containers will be repaired or replaced at no charge, unless the damage is due to negligence or abuse.

What if I am moving?
If you move, please leave your barrels for the next resident. Barrels are for your use, but they remain the property of Republic Services.

Where do I call if I need assistance with the program?
Republic Services’ customer service representatives are ready to assist you with any questions regarding the automated waste collection and recycling services. Call 909-370-3377 to speak to a live representative.

What if I see people scavenging through my trash containers?
To report savaging, please contact your local code enforcement.

What do I do with construction and demolition waste?
Republic offers a variety of special services ranging from temporary three-yard bins to storage boxes and roll-off containers. These containers meet a variety of household cleaning and construction needs.

Can I dump trash at your disposal facility in Colton?
Yes, our disposal facility, Inland Regional Public Disposal, is open to the public Monday - Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturday 7 AM - 4 PM (Closed Sunday & Major Holidays) We are located at 2059 E. Steel Road Colton, CA 92324. For more information call 909-370-3377.

What else can I do to help?
You can develop new habits to reduce waste; including buying products with less packaging and made from recycled materials. Whenever possible, reuse items by donating them to local charities or selling them in a garage sale, rather than throwing them in the garbage.

Not finding what you need, need assistance with the program, or would like to request service?
Complete the online service request form and we'll get back to you promptly, or call us at 909-370-3377 to speak to a live representative.

Solutions for my Home

Look to us, rely on us for solid waste and recycling solutions

Your local team at Republic Services is devoted to meeting your needs every day. We’re dedicated to providing cost-effective garbage collection, recycling and solid waste disposal solutions for your home, business or job-site.

Request Services

If your service day falls on, or after a holiday listed below, your service may be delayed by one day. For all other holidays, your service will be on schedule. When one of the following holidays fall on a weekday, collection for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day:
  • New Year's Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas

    Customer Service Icon Customer Service

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Call Center Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    2059 E. Steel Road
    Colton, CA 92324

    Customer Service Icon Public Disposal

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

    Closed Sunday and Major Holidays
    2059 E. Steel Road
    Colton, CA 92324

Stay Informed

Get notified of new services, community news and special offers.
Subscribe by email today.
- Sorry! Please make sure your email address is entered correctly. Use the following format:
- Sorry! Please make sure your Zip code is entered correctly. Use the following format: #####.

Press Releases

  • Gas-to-Energy Facility Opens

    Republic Services, Fortistar and ODEC dedicated a state-of-the-art landfill gas-to-energy plant in Virg...

    Read Story
  • Landfill Capped With Solar Cover

    Republic Services’ Hickory Ridge landfill solar energy cap is world’s largest, one of Georgia’s largest...

    Read Story
  • Labor Secretary Hosted In SoCal

    U.S. Department of Labor launches federal workplace health & safety initiative at Republic Services’ An...

    Read Story
  • Renewable Energy Project Begins

    Republic Services and Energenic today broke ground on the Apex landfill renewable energy generating fac...

    Read Story
Republic Services is a proud member of    NSWMA BBB EREF GREEN BUILDING
Copyright © 2017 Republic Services, Inc.
Message for Internet Explorer 7 Users

Thank you for visiting Unfortunately, your Web browser is not fully compatible with all of the features of this website. You may continue, but it's possible that you'll experience some visual errors while you're here.

In order to view this site and all of its features without these problems, please upgrade your Web browser to a more recent version of Internet Explorer or choose an alternate Web browser.
Please Read and Agree to the Following Before Proceeding