Community Preservation has an ongoing working relationship with our City's Streets and Sanitation Division regarding the Recycle Anaheim Program. To protect the program's recycling revenue, an anti-scavenging ordinance and an enforcement program were established in 1994.
The City's organized anti-scavenging team responds to requests for service and patrols trash day areas in the City, investigating individuals going through trash containers to collect recyclables.
Discourage Scavenging Tips
To help deter scavenging, please place your green recycle container out at 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, not the night before. To help discourage scavenging in your neighborhood, report scavengers to the Community Preservation Office.