Recycling Starts Here
In our local communities, recycling is embedded into every aspect of our lives from our own households and neighborhoods to schools, banks, restaurants, theaters, airports, and every industry in between. Recycling starts here but it continues because of you.
How Does It Work?
UPW makes residential recycling in Huntington Park clean and easy. Every residential curbside customer will receive one 96 gallon blue recycling cart (additional recycling carts are available upon request at no additional charge) for recyclables only. Simply separate your recyclables and place them into your blue cart. When your blue cart is full, place it out for service on your collection day along with your brown and green carts. Your blue recycling cart will be serviced on a weekly basis. Some of the recyclable materials you can place in your blue cart include plastic and glass bottles, cardboard, paper, newspaper and aluminum. Don’t know what else is recyclable? No problem. Click here and find out. It’s that easy.
Where Your Trash Goes?
According to The United States Environmental Protection Agency, 66% of the materials we dispose of every day could be recycled. Today, with our landfills rapidly reaching capacity, recycling has become the optimum way to reduce the amount of waste dumped into landfills. UPW has developed a long-term relationship for the transfer and diversion of commercial, multi-family and residential waste with the Los Angeles County Sanitation District (LACSD). The LACSD operates the Puente Hills MRF (PHMRF), a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility and Transfer Station capable of receiving and processing up to 4,400 tons per day of municipal solid waste. UPW utilizes the MRF to transfer and process discrete portions of waste streams in order to enhance diversion.