Solid Waste Collection & Recycling

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MFR Facility  

Solid waste collection & disposal is a critical service that we provide to residents and businesses.  The need to protect the health and safety of our community by managing this service is one of our primary missions.  The handling of solid waste is extremely regulated from what can be disposed of; how you handle it; what needs to be recycled to where it is disposed of under both federal and state agencies.  Failure to do it right can mean significant fines being levied to defending against lawsuits from third-parties against the City.

The City of Glendora administers this critical service through a contract with a private vendor – Athens Services.  Athens Services is one of the premier companies handling Integrated Solid Waste Services in Southern California.  Athens Services has provided this valuable service for Glendora since 1992 through a series of fixed term agreements.

The City of Glendora has recently negotiated a new 10-year fixed term agreement with Athens Services that begins September 1, 2014.  This new agreement provides for continuation of the existing services like Bulky item pickup weekly, ability to use up to 10-trash cans weekly, street sweeping and recycling service to meet the California mandates.

Under the new agreement, ratepayers will receive rate reductions and new services that will assist customers and ensure the City of Glendora remains compliant with the stringent regulatory requirements.

Single Family Residential Rate Credit

All single family homes with curbside trash can service will receive an Annual $10.75 credit against their bill or about 3.5% reduction under the new agreement.  This annual reduction will be spread out equally on your quarterly bill that Athens Services sends out.

No Rate Adjustment until July 1, 2015

Previously, Athens Services was permitted to adjust all rates by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annually.  The last adjustment occurred in July 2013.  There will be no rate adjustment permitted until July 2015.  At that time, Athens Services will be able to adjust by the cumulative CPI increase since 2013 minus a 1.34% credit to all ratepayers.  So if the CPI total is 2.3% then the rate adjustment will be lowered to 0.96%.

Current and New Services

To learn more about the services provided, we have provide a link to another specific page that can give more information on what the service provides and how you can talk to a Athens Services Customer Service Person to have detail questions answered and/or sign up for the service if you meet the qualifications.  All these services are provided with the ratepayers current monthly rate and they do not cost extra.

Bulky Item Pick-Up

Bus Stop Maintenance

Compost and Worm Bins

Disabled Roll-Out Program

E-Waste Disposal Program

Graffiti Removal

Household Hazardous Waste

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Missed Pick-Up Complaints

Manual Curbside Service

Public Parking Lots/Alley Sweeping

Sharps Programs

Street Sweeping


For more Information, please call Athens Services Customer Service line
at 888-336-6100 or email