Residential Trash Rate & Senior Discount 

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 $2.27 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. 

**Starting September 1st, 2019, Residents will start receiving notifications via the Water Bill about the increased residential trash rate that will be increased effective January 1, 2020.

Monthly Trash Rates

    Standard Residential Rate Senior Discount Rate
2020 Monthly Rate

Notice: The residential and senior trash rates are proposed to increase in March 2020 to comply with California Assembly Bill 1594. For more information, please review the AB1594 Green Waste Presentation provided at the City Council meeting on January 21, 2020.

The proposed trash rates are as follows:

Proposed Standard Residential RateProposed Senior Discount Rate
Proposed AB 1594 Rate