Valley Vista Services is the city's solid waste collection service provider for residential and commercial service.
For more information about Valley Vista Services, please visit https://www.valleyvistaservices.com/ or call (800) 442-6454 to set up online bill pay please visit https://myvvs.com/
Below are the residential guides from Valley Vista Services about waste collection services to Huntington Park,
Residential Services and Billing
Every household receives a set of three 96-gallon carts for trash, recyclables, and green waste. Additional green waste and/or recycle carts are available for free. Additional trash carts cost are available at an additional fee. Residents who are at least 62 years of age, the head of the household, and receive supplemental social security benefits are eligible for a 20 percent discount to their trash bills. In addition, disabled residents are eligible for “walk out” service where Valley Vista Services drivers will move customers’ carts for collection.
Effective January 1, 2015, your trash charges will no longer be included with your water bill. Valley Vista Services will directly bill customers in advance. Residents will be billed bimonthly. You can pay your bill by mail, online at https://myvvs.com/, or you can go to a payment center and pay with cash. You can find more information regarding payment centers down below,
Valley Vista Payment Centers- Spanish
Standard Residential Services:
- Once-per-week trash, recycling and green waste collection service
- One 96 gallon refuse cart, one 96 gallon green waste cart, and one 96 gallon commingled recyclables cart (64 gallon and 35 gallon carts are available upon request)
- Free holiday tree collection service from December 26 through January 8 every year
- On-call collection of bulky items (1 pickup per week- 4 items per pickup)
- On-call unlimited E-waste collection (electronic items)
- Cart roll-out service- upon request, for qualifying elderly and disabled customers (available to non-qualifying residents for an additional fee)
- Free on-call “sharps” (needles, lancets, etc) program, upon request
Bulky Item, E-waste, & Sharps Collection Service:
In addition to regular service, single family residential customers and multi-family customers that live in complexes with less than four units receive bulky item collection (e.g. furniture, appliances), electronic waste collection (e.g. computers, TVs), or sharps pick up. For bulky item collection up-to four (4) items a week are allowed (e.g. 2 couches, 1 fridge, & 1 T.V. = 4 items). Bulky items must weigh less than 150 lbs. and at maximum 8-ft length by 4-ft width. Please contact CR&R Environmental Services one business day prior to your regularly scheduled collection day to schedule either bulky item, electronic waste, or sharps pickup. Sharps disposal mail-back containers are available upon request at no charge. Please contact Valley Vista Services customer service department at (800)442-6454.
For more information please visit https://www.valleyvistaservices.com/ And to schedule bulky item collection call (800) 444-6454 or email [email protected]
To maintain compliance with the State, on December 7, 2021, the Huntington Park City Council passed the City’s Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance (Ordinance No. 2021-03) requiring all residential, commercial and multi-family premises in the City to participate in the City’s Organic Waste Reduction Program. The City of Huntington Park will be implementing various measures to achieve the state-mandated waste diversion goals. Included in this Ordinance are mandatory requirements and penalties for non-compliance. The State will also fine the City if they do not provide all required recycling and organic waste recycling programs. It is the City’s intent to implement the regulations as efficiently as possible to minimize any additional impacts to the business community. More information on SB 1383 can be found at the State website https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp.
Reason for Changes
In 2016 Senate Bill (SB) 1383 established a goal of reducing the volume of organic waste disposed in California landfills by 75% by 2025. As defined by the law, organic waste includes lawn and landscaping debris, wood and lumber, food, food-soiled paper and other paper and cardboard products. Currently, two-thirds of this material is landfilled. As organics break down in landfills, they create methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which the State of California has identified as a factor in climate change. In addition, SB 1383 establishes a goal of increasing edible food recovery by 20% by 2025.
This law expands upon the goals of AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling and AB 1826: Mandatory Organics Recycling. However, SB 1383 is unique in that it impacts residents in addition to businesses, and it requires some businesses to donate excess edible food to feed people in addition to composting organic materials. Unlike previous laws, there are significant penalties for non-compliance.
The regulations also specify that certain food-related businesses must donate the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose to food recovery organizations. Starting January 2022, wholesale food vendors, food service providers, food distributors, grocery stores and supermarkets, must donate surplus edible food to food recovery organizations. Starting in 2024 this will include hotels, restaurant facilities, health facilities, state agency cafeterias, large venues, events and educational facilities. California is working towards a 2025 goal to redirect and donate 20% of edible food to those in need.
Collection and Recycling
Starting in 2022, the City and the Franchised Waste Hauler, will expand organic waste collection services for residents and businesses. Food and yard waste collected in green carts will be recycled using:
● Composting facilities that make soil amendments, materials that are added to soil to change and improve it.
● Anaerobic digestion facilities, technology and microorganisms break down organic waste in closed spaces where there is no oxygen and create renewable natural gas.
Who is Affected?
The new organic waste law affects all Californians, including single family residences, multi-family complexes, commercial entities, and schools. The City of Huntington Park is launching its organic recycling program in 2022. Residents and businesses will be notified prior to implementation of the new recycling rules through mailed notifications.
Residential and Multi-Family (1-4 units)
Upon notification, carts will be used for all “organics,” including lawn and garden debris, food scraps and food-soiled paper, such as pizza boxes and paper plates.
Items Not Accepted in organics carts: recyclables (plastic, glass, metal) styrofoam, crustacean shells, meat bones, pet waste, palm fronds and trash.
Recycling Center List
Household Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste materials are those that are toxic and should not be disposed of with regular trash. Examples if hazardous waste include batteries, light bulbs, electronic waste (i.e. old televisions, radios, computers), and mercury. To find out where to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste, please visit the sites below.