Residential Trash Rate & Senior Discount 

City Council to Consider Proposed Increases to Residential Trash Collection Rates - February 6, 2018

The City Council of the City of Fountain Valley will conduct a public protest hearing on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, to consider a proposed increase and annual CIP adjustments to residential trash collection rates over the next five years. Public notices have been mailed to all affected customers. Click here to view the public notice.

Residential Trash Rate

The City of Fountain Valley contracts with Rainbow Environmental Services to provide weekly cart service to residential customers. Residential customers are billed for this service on their bimonthly water bills.

Senior Discount Trash Rate

Fountain Valley residents age 62* and older are eligible for the senior discount trash rate. The senior discount trash rate provides a 15% reduction in the Waste Disposal portion of the monthly trash bill, which is a savings of $2.23 a month. To apply for the senior discount trash rate, simply stop by City Hall at 10200 Slater Avenue with a valid California driver's license or ID with the address of the service account. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

*At the November 15, 2016, City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to lower the senior discount age from 65 to 62 and lower the monthly senior discount trash rate to provide greater savings and make the savings available to more residents. 

Monthly Trash Rates

    Standard Residential Rate Senior Discount Rate
Waste Disposal Fee** $14.90 $12.67
Recycling Fee $3.00 $3.00
Admin Fee $1.21 $1.21
Total Monthly Rate $19.11 $16.88
**At the request of Rainbow Environmental Services, the City Council adopted a resolution at the March 7, 2017, City Council meeting to increase the waste disposal fee by $0.27 effective immediately.