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New Trash Franchise Agreement for Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita commenced  its new residential trash franchise agreement.

The City of Santa Clarita commenced its new residential trash franchise agreement on April 15, 2006. All residential trash services within City limits will be provided by Waste Management/Blue Barrel. In an effort to serve the community more efficiently, some homes may have their pickup day changed as a result of the new agreement, please go to the City’s website at for a map of the City with the new revised routes. The following is a summary of the new residential contract:
  • Rate reduction $18.64 to $16.25 per month
  • Different size carts exchange upon request
  • Additional trash carts $10.00 each
  • Additional recycle or greenwaste carts at no charge
  • 8 annual pick ups of extra bags, 3 per pick up / additional pick ups beyond 8 at $5.00 per pick up / between December 26th to 2nd Saturday in January provided at no charge
  • Twice yearly-bulky item drop off events
  • 4 bulky item pick ups per year (including electronic waste) /
    maximum 3 items per pick up / additional pick ups $20.00
  • Bulky item drop off at no charge at waste hauler facility
  • 64 gallon manure cart for recycling $15.00 per month
  • Recycling contamination warnings 3 in year before refusal to service
  • $2.00 discount for no greenwaste cart (upon City approval)
  • Lost stolen or damaged carts replaced at no charge
  • Notify customers of rates changes 30 days in advance
  • Pay 11 months in advance and get one month free
  • 8 percent bulk billing discount
  • Re-start fee $15.00 (when service is terminated for failure to pay)
  • Late fees beyond 60 days at 1½ percent per month
  • Senior Citizen/Lifeline Customers rate $13.00 per month
  • $35.00 extra dump charges, per container
  • $35.00 bin cleaning (beyond one per year)
  • Manure collection at 150 percent of approved City rates
  • Free recycling bins
Residents can check their trash bills for other changes and additional services.
“We are happy to be working with Waste Management/Blue Barrel to offer better trash and recycling services to the community,” said Travis Lange, Environmental Services Manager for the City. “This new agreement will help the City to provide more efficient service while reducing service fees. Additionally, working with just one hauler will help the City to keep better track of our residential waste diversion rate, which is immensely important as the state enforces minimum rates.”
For more information on the City’s new trash franchise agreement, please contact Waste Management/Blue Barrel at 661/259-2398 or the City’s Environmental Services Division at 661/286-4098. More information is also available at

New Trash Franchise Agreement for Santa Clarita

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