Residential Collection Services

Service Questions and Assistance

The City of Tustin contracts with CR&R Incorporated for trash and recycling services throughout the community.   For questions about your service, please contact CR&R at (714) 372-8272.

Organics Collection Beginning July 1, 2021

Beginning July 1, 2021, Tustin residents will be able to recycle food scraps by placing them in their green cart. Historically, this cart has been used for yard trimmings only.  CR&R will be taking all organic material to their composting facility to be turned into soil amendment.  

Every residential property will be provided a Kitchen Food Scrap Container.  This small pail can be used for the collection of food scraps while prepping meals and plate scrapings. Paper towels and napkins can also be placed in this container.   

This program is being implemented to ensure all residences are in compliance with Senate Bill 1383, which requires all CA residents and businesses to recycle organic materials.   

An announcement letter has been mailed to all residential properties in Tustin.  For more information on this new program, please visit CR&R's webpage dedicated to Tustin residential services.  

CR&R has also created the How To video below.  

On Your Collection Day

On collection day, please remember the following:

  • Carts should be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on collection day
  • Items not in carts will not be collected
  • Place carts side-by-side approximately 1 foot apart and at least 3 feet from any obstruction. (i.e. fire hydrant/trees)
  • Place your carts with the handles and wheels facing away from the street
  • Please remove your carts from the curbside area within 24 hours after service

Cart Colors

Cart colors correspond with certain waste, please remember the following cart colors:

  • Blue: Recyclables
  • Green:  Yard trimmings and food waste
  • Black: Trash