It Works Because of You!

The residents of Chino Hills are coming through in a big way for the next generation and for the City by continuing to reduce and recycle over half of their solid waste. Recycling allows the City to comply with the State's strict recycling laws, which require cities to reduce their waste by 50 percent or pay steep fines.

What Goes Where?

Your support of "Chino Hills Recycles" is a big step towards solving our waste problems now and into the future. The Chino Hills Recycles automated waste collection and recycling program helps control the volume of waste dumped into our landfills.

Chino Hills Recycles was designed with you in mind and requires very little effort. The program uses three 100-gallon containers:

  • Gray for recyclables
  • Black for yard waste
  • Green for trash

Find our more about Green Waste Recycling.

Sorting Guide

Please follow these simple sorting guidelines:

Gray Container


  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bottle caps
  • Cardboard (clean)
  • Cereal Boxes (no lining)
  • Computer and ledger paper
  • Coupons
  • Drink boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Food and beverage cans
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Glass bottles/jars (lids off)
  • Junk mail
  • Laundry bottles
  • Newspapers
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Wrapping paper (paper only)

Black Container

Yard Waste

  • Grass and leaves (loose, not bagged)
  • Pruning and weeds
  • Small twigs and branches (4 inches or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in length)
  • No palms or yuccas

Green Container


  • Animal waste
  • Bathroom waste
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Car parts
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • CDs/DVDs/VHS Tapes
  • Dirt/cement/rock
  • Disposable diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Mirrors
  • Old clothes and shoes
  • Palm fronds
  • Plastic toys
  • Pool covers
  • Rags and sponges
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Waxed paper
  • Other non-recyclable debris

Composting and Organic Recycling Changes Coming Across California

A New Year often brings new laws. Starting in 2022, Cities and Counties will need to provide organic waste collection services to all residents and businesses and recycle these organic materials under California Senate Bill (SB) 1383. This bill sets goals to reduce the disposal of organic waste in landfills, including green waste, wood waste, food waste, and fibers such as paper and cardboard. The purpose of this bill is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as methane, and address food insecurity in California. One aspect of this law requires kitchen food scraps to be separated from the rest of the trash and composted. City governments, along with their contracted trash haulers, are required to put a system into place of collecting and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in our landfills. California has a 75 percent organic waste diversion goal by 2025.  

The City of Chino Hills, in conjunction with our contracted trash hauler, will be providing education and outreach on this organic waste recycling requirement. More information will be provided to residents soon. Residential customers in Chino Hills do not have to do anything different right now, however, they can expect to hear more about this topic over the next several months. In the meantime, kitchen food waste can continue to be disposed of in your regular trash container.

Additional Info from Cal Recycle

Battery Recycling

 To find the collection site nearest you, call toll free 1(800) 8-BATTERY or 1(877) 2-RECYCLE.