All jurisdictions within the proposed zone have residential and commercial source-separated collection programs for waste, mixed recyclables, and organics with many beginnings to add programs for food waste. OC Waste and Recycling operates three landfills (Olinda Alpha, Bowerman, and Prima Deshecha). All Orange County cities must haul their waste to one of these three landfills.
The City of Huntington Beach has one materials recovery facility (MRF) located within its jurisdiction, Rainbow Environmental Services owned by Republic Services, Inc. The City of Stanton also has one MRF located within its jurisdiction; this MRF is owned and operated by its franchise hauler CR&R. The City of Garden Grove has 11 recycling facilities within its jurisdiction’s boundaries.
The County operates four household hazardous waste disposal sites and each operates a materials exchange program where residents can obtain free reusable products such as paint, household cleaners, and automotive products. These products are at least half full and in good condition.
The Cities of Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Orange all have industrial clusters accessible by six freeways (SR-22, SR-405, SR-55, SR-57, SR-91, and SR-5).