Crown: SP will have cost, size options for new residential refuse service

April 27, 2011
Santa Paula News

Santa Paulans will have a decision to make in coming months: large, medium or small.

No, it’s not food but residential trash receptacles for regular garbage and recyclables, whether paper or plastic or yard waste.

Crown Disposal Co., Inc. will be taking over the city’s residential solid waste services come June 1. The City Council decided on a split vote to eliminate city enterprise trash services in February and last month selected Crown, a family owned company headquartered in Sun Valley, for the five-year franchise contract.

Residential pickup will remain the same for the first 90 days, and then effective September 1 Crown will start picking up all three carts every week. In advance of the changeover, Crown will contact residential customers to address cart size options, rates, senior discounts, bulky item pickup and collection schedule.

Residential cart rates will depend on the size of the receptacles: for those sticking with the set ups - Crown’s 95-gallon cart is one gallon smaller than existing service - the cost is $24.69 a month, compared to the city’s $27.50 a month charge. For the medium 65-gallon service, considered standard by Crown, the cart charge is $20.09 a month, and the extra-small 35-gallon service is $15.49 a month. Those residential customers 62-years or older will also receive a 15 percent discount.

Crown will take over services for commercial services June 1 for those now using Consolidated Disposal, and July 1 for customers of E.J. Harrison & Sons, doing business locally as Santa Clara Valley Disposal. As with residential customers, prior to the effective date a Crown representative will be visiting the place of business with information regarding size options, new rates, recycling information, and a schedule to replace existing bins with Crown Disposal receptacles.

The refuse bins and costs will change, but customers will recognize their carriers as Crown is hiring the city’s six-person workforce to take over pickup duties. Questions can be directed to Crown Disposal, 933-0100, or visit the website,

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