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Disposal Services

The city contracts exclusively with CR&R for trash, green waste/organic and recycling disposal. 

To learn more about CR&R please Click Here   

To get the latest CR&R Environmental News please Click Here

To establish new service residential customers must contact the City of Colton Customer Service Department at  (909) 370-5555.

To establish commercial services businesses must contact CR&R directly at  (909) 370-3377.


Residential Trash Customers- Click here to Pay Your Bill

Commercial Trash Customers- Click here to Pay Your Bill

The current rates can be found here.

Commercial Business legislation information 
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The following items are considered hazardous waste and CR&R cannot collect household hazardous waste as part of your regular garbage or recycling collection.

  • Pesticides
  • Insect sprays
  • Herbicides
  • Rust removers
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Wood preservatives
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Drain openers
  • Corrosive chemicals (non-commercial)
  • Lye
  • Muriatic acid
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Lubricants
  • Used motor oil
  • Used transmission fluid
  • Gear oil
  • Paint products including oil, latex, spray and stripper
  • Paint thinners
  • Automotive chemicals including waxes, polish, carburetor cleaner, brake fluid, gasoline and antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Hypodermic needles /Sharps*

Colton residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at the following locations at no costs. Commercial customers have to pay a disposal fee:

San Bernardino County Fire Dept.               
Household Hazardous Waste Program                                                                     
2824 East "W" Street, Bldg. 302                                                               
(San Bernardino Intl Airport)                      
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0799

Phone:  909.382-5401
1.800.OILY CAT (645.9228)
Fax:  909.382.5413

City of Rialto Maintenance Yard
246 S. Willow Ave. 
Rialto, CA 92376     
2nd & 4th Friday & Saturday 8 – 12

Visit: http://sbcfire.org/ofm/hhw/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx for more information on hazardous disposal.

Additional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Locations


FREE DROP-OFF Must be in a container 1 (one) gallon in size or smaller

Hutton Center  660 Colton Avenue Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Luque Center 292 East O street Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

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Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB341)

With the passage of Assembly Bill 341, businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and multifamily complexes with five or more units are required to recycle. 
Please contact the City of Colton Recycling Coordinator at (909) 264-2321 for more information to get your business into compliance with AB 341.

Benefits of a having a Commercial Recycling Program:

  • Opportunities for Colton businesses or Colton multifamily complexes to save money.
  • Be more efficient and more ecologically sensible
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Keeping valuable materials out of landfills
  • Creating a healthy environment for the City of Colton and future generations by recovering natural resources.

Mandatory Commercial Organic Recycling (AB 1826)

On or after April 1, 2016, a business that generates eight cubic yards or more of organic waste must recycle that material. This will decrease to four cubic yards of organic waste in 2017. In 2019 all businesses with 4 or more yards of solid waste per week will be required to participate in organic waste recycling.  

Please contact the City of Colton Recycling Coordinator at (909) 264-2321 for more information to get your business into compliance with AB 1826.

Grass Cycling and Organic Composting

Grass Cycling is a popular trend to home lawn care that refers to leaving grass clipping to sit on top of grass after lawn mowing. and uses as a natural fertilizer.

Organic compost is Organic matter that has been broken down by microbes. compost is a key ingredient in all soils.  it improves sandy soils, encourages beneficial microbes and earthworms, increase nutrients, and improves soil texture.

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