The City of Yucaipa has an exclusive franchise agreement with Yucaipa Disposal (Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc.) for the collection and handling of solid waste, recycling, and green waste within the City.  Pursuant to Yucaipa Municipal Code (YMC), Title 8 of Chapter 8.28, all property within the City is required to subscribe to refuse collection and handling services.  The program is designed to collect trash, recyclables, and green waste and to assist the City in meeting mandated AB 939 diversion goals established by the State of California. Pursuant to Yucaipa Municipal Code, Chapter 8.28, solid waste collection and recycling service is mandatory in the City of Yucaipa.

Residential Service Rates

The Yucaipa Disposal proposed solid waste collection rate adjustment options and the Annual Report, which focuses on Yucaipa Disposal’s performance and quality of service over the prior year, are presented to the City Council on an annual basis. The solid waste collection rates are subject to Proposition 218. To comply with the requirements of Proposition 218, the City conducts a public hearing not less than 45-days after Yucaipa Disposal mails rate adjustment notices to Yucaipa customers.  Click here to review the current residential service rates.  Please call Yucaipa Disposal at 909-797-9125 with questions about your day of service, to change service levels, to report a missed pickup, or to request bulky item service.

Tax Roll Billing

The City of Yucaipa implemented tax roll billing for the collection of waste disposal fees with the adoption of Ordinance No. 373.  Tax roll billing will:

  • Address delinquent service fee collections and reduce staff time required to prepare and process liens. Over the past five years, the following number of delinquent accounts were placed on the solid waste lien list that was submitted to the County of San Bernardino for addition to the property tax rolls as a special assessment: 2018 – 978, 2017 – 675, 2016 – 648, 2015 – 775, 2014 – 926
  • Reduce paper waste, which will assist the City in meeting the State Mandated Diversion requirements.
  • Reduce the carbon footprint with electronic delivery of invoices and newsletters

Single-family residential customers will pay refuse collection charges for the July 2019 – June 2020 service period when they remit their property tax payments to the San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector office in December 2019 and April 2020.  The City will receive payments from the San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector office, which will be forwarded to Yucaipa Disposal.  Yucaipa Disposal would then credit these funds to the proper residential customer accounts and remit to the City the Franchise Fees and Household Hazardous Waste Fees.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Tax Roll Billing Question and Answers

Large or Bulky Items

Yucaipa Disposal offers curbside bulky item pickups during the 2nd week of February, May, August and November. Residents may schedule up to three pickups out of the 4 dates available per year (12 month period), limit of three items per pickup. Computer monitors and televisions will also be collected as part of the bulky item program. Large/bulky items are collected by a separate truck, not with your regular trash, and includes furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc.

Christmas Trees

Yucaipa Disposal will collect your Christmas trees placed at the curb on your scheduled collection day beginning December 26th and will continue for approximately two weeks on your regular collection day. Trees longer than 6’ must be cut in half. Please remove ornaments, tinsel, and stands before placing at curbside.

Holiday Schedule

Yucaipa Disposal observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on a weekday, services will be delayed by one day for that week only. Your regular schedule will resume the following week. There is no interruption in service if the holiday is on Saturday or Sunday.

Community Clean Up Events

Community cleanup events will be available to all residents at no additional cost. Look for upcoming event details and dates in your Residential newsletters.

Pull-Out Service

This is available to all residents for an additional monthly fee.


Yucaipa Disposal offers a three cubic yard “rent-a-bin” for residential clean-up and special projects. Larger bins are also available. Please call for service information and rates.

Horse and Livestock Waste

For those residents with horses or livestock, Yucaipa Disposal provides a 60-gallon black automated container for livestock waste. These barrels are available at a nominal charge. Place a newspaper or paper bag at the bottom of the barrel to keep the material from sticking. Yucaipa Disposal will collect the waste on your regular collection day.

Hazardous Materials – Warning!

Please do not expose your trash collector or landfill to dangers such as: EXPLOSIVES, LIQUIDS THAT ARE TOXIC, HIGHLY FLAMMABLE OR RADIOACTIVE, OR ANY OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCLUDING PAINT, PESTICIDES and CLEANERS. DO NOT place these items in your barrel.

Used Motor Oil Recycling

Yucaipa Disposal will collect and recycle residential used motor oil and filters at curbside. Please call our Customer Service Department for more details.