City of Pasadena

Southland Disposal Company provides commercial waste and recycling collection services in the City of Pasadena under a non-exclusive franchise agreement.

Commercial Waste Collection



All businesses and multi-family properties are now required by State Law (SB 1383) and City of Pasadena regulations to sort out organics and recyclables into separate containers for collection.

Organic can no longer be placed in the trash and must have a separate container to be collected and processing. Organics include yard waste and food scraps, and food soiled paper.

As a business or multi-family property owner, you are required to have separate organics, recycling, and trash collection service.

3-Container Systems

Businesses and multi-family properties are required to subscribe to

  • Organics Recycling (Green Container),
  • Recycling (Blue Container), and
  • Trash (Black Container).

Provide Education

Businesses multi-family properties owner are required to provide employees, tenants, contractors, and customers with initial and ongoing education, clear signage, and on-going training on how to properly sort materials into to correct containers.

Property managers or owners of multi-family units of 5 or more must provided education to new tenants within 14 days of occupation of the premises.

Prevent Contamination

Recycling requires quality materials. Businesses must ensure employees and tenants know what goes where, by

  • Using signage and labels on all color compliant internal collection containers for organics, recycling, and trash.
  • Providing annual training to employees, vendors, and tenants. Retrain as necessary.
  • Monitoring contamination, provide feedback and corrective action.


As a franchised hauler, Southland Disposal can provide compliance guidance and help to “right-size” your service levels. If your business is not currently participating in green container organics or blue container recycling, contact our customer service center and we will gladly help you subscribe.

Southland Disposal
1525 Fishburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063


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