Bulk Item Pickup
Ordering a bulk item pick up from Republic Services has not gone very smoothly this year and the reason is that there was a miscommunication between their customer service department and the bulk item pickup group. The information we received earlier in the year from customer service about free pickups is wrong and was only for residential accounts. Seabridge HOA is a commercial account, not residential, so there are no free pickups. Homeowners must pay a nominal fee of $26.32 for each bulk item pickup. The service is still offered and is a relative bargain, it’s just not free. Call Republic Services (formerly Rainbow) at 714-847-3581 and use the HOA account number 3-0605-0072036 when ordering. Any items longer than 6 feet will not be picked up.
Please see the information and links below provided by Republic Services and the City of Huntington Beach on their efforts to comply with SB 1383 requiring cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing organic waste in landfills.
Republic Services is in the process of negotiating with the city of Huntington Beach for the required services to comply with SB 1383 which requires California cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing organic waste disposal. They anticipate transitioning mid-year 2022 from a single dumpster to 3 container service (food waste organics, recyclables, and trash) in a variety of sizes. The type and number of containers will depend on the community and their unique waste needs. The exact dates and details will depend on when they conclude the contract negotiations. Republic will be providing updates and information via the Cities’ social media and web pages.
A change in State law took effect on January 1, 2020 that affects the way that the City’s hauling company, Rainbow/Republic Services, can reuse green waste. Historically, most of the green material collected from Huntington Beach households was ground, sifted, and transported to the landfill, where it was applied to the top of each day’s disposal as a cap layer to seal off odors and pests. However, effective January 1, 2020, this reuse is no longer allowed. The State changed the law to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emission by reducing landfill organics.