New Refuse, Recycling and Street Sweeping Guide PDF Print E-mail

Street sweeping is conducted to improve the cleanliness, health and safety of the City. Street sweepers remove debris from our streets and prevent it from entering our storm drains. Storm drains lead straight to the ocean and are meant for rainwater only.

Street sweeping also helps the City comply with state and federal stormwater quality requirements. Street sweeping may or may not occur  on rainy days. If the streets are too wet, sweepers cannot remove debris. Please review the new 2015 refuse recycling and street sweeping guide to determine the day your scheduled street sweeping day.

pdfClick here for the NEW 2015 Covina Refuse, Recycling and Street Sweeping Guide

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Ups PDF Print E-mail

Do you have the following household hazardous waste items at home and don't know how to properly dispose of them?  Bring them to a Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up Event!

  • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid 20081113 hazardous waste
  • Used antifreeze
  • Paint, paint thinner, turpentine
  • Cleaners with acid or lye
  • Pesticides or herbicides
  • Household batteries or car batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • CRTs, old TVs, misc. electronics
  • Mercury thermometers or thermostats
  • Used Needles or Sharps (In a Sharps container or sturdy box labeled "SHARPS")
  • Unwanted or expired prescriptions

Los Angeles County residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of those household hazardous wastes that seem to accumulate around the house. The next collection day in Covina is set for Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 9 am to 3pm.

This event will be held at the Covina City Yard located at 534 North Barranca Avenue, Covina, CA 91723. To see a full version of this event flier and other upcoming event fliers click on the dates below.

The following item are NOT accepted:

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Trash
  • Tires
  • Business Waste
  • White Goods (stoves, fridges, etc.)
  • Controlled Substances

Additional Information

  • Bring the items you wish to dispose of in a sturdy box preferably in their original, labeled containers.
  • Do not EVER mix products together.
  • It is ILLEGAL to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste in your personal vehicle.
  • Be prepared to leave your containers. Because of permitting requirements, and the volume of people that utilize the program, items such as gasoline cans WILL NOT be returned.

This is your opportunity to get rid of these items at NO COST and at a convenient, nearby location.  


Click event date for Flyer and Details!
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Covina City Yard
534 N. Barranca Avenue
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Brackett Field
Fairplex Drive and West McKinley Ave.

Click here for additional information on HHW events!

Please follow the transportation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip when driving your HHW/E-waste to the event for disposal. Business hazardous waste and electronic waste will not be accepted at the collection events.



no-dump-stencilIllegal dumping is the discarding of any household trash, bulky items, yard trimmings, medical waste, dead animals, oil, construction materials, or hazardous materials in a place that is NOT PERMITTED to dispose of these materials. It is also a careless, dangerous act that jeopardizes the health and safety of people, animals, and the environment.

It is unlawful for any person to illegally dispose of any trash, bulky item, or liquid waste upon or in any public/private street, alley or other public/private place, or upon any public/private premises in the City. Failure to comply constitutes a misdemeanor per Section 8.08.070 of the Covina Municipal Code.

Let’s all do our part to protect our environment and community. To report illegal dumping in Covina, please call the Environmental Services Division at (626) 384-5480 or the Police Department at (626) 331-3391.

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

Allow grass clippings to stay on the lawn instead of bagging them. The cut grass will decompose in a few days and return to the soil, helping your lawn stay helathy. Get more backyard composting ideas at

Vacation time! Learn about ways to protect yourself and your family during vacation or staycation.
-Going to the beach? States and local governments decide whether to open or close a beach.
-Going fishing? Check if there are any fish consumption advisories where you'll be fishing.

-Use insect repellents correctly. Always READ THE LABEL and follow the directions to help keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe.
-Stop mosquitos before they get started. Remove habitats where bugs breed.

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