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The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors recently awarded a new contract to provide trash, recycling and organic waste collection services to all residents in the Altadena/Kinneloa Mesa Residental Franchise Area to Universal Waste Systems, Inc. (UWS).  The new services are scheduled to begin on October 1st, 2022 for a term of 7 years, with two 2-year renewal options.

The current rate for basic services with Athens Services is $32.60 per month. Universal Waste Systems (UWS) will be charging $32.58 per month starting October 1, 2022, which is $.02 lower than the currently rate.

UWS will be using smaller trucks when necessary, and coordinate with Athens Services to identify locations suitable for smaller trucks.

Bear-proof carts have been available through Athens Services, upon customer request. Residents who already have these carts will continue using them and those who don’t may contact UWS to request one to be delivered to them. Please note that these bear-proof carts, although available to everyone, will be for an additional charge for residents who are outside the County’s designated bear zone.

Please also note that UWS will be having virtual informational meetings to discuss services under the new contract. Residents should be receiving a letter with information regarding these meetings within the next few days.

Listed below are details regarding these meetings. Recordings of the meetings can be found HERE when made available.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022  at 6:00 PM

Registration Link:


Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10:00 AM

Registration Link:

Bear Zone Map for those who will receive bear proof cans for all 3 supplied cans when made available:

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