Family… Community… Environment
Advance Disposal Co. & Recycling Center
P.O. Box 400997
17105 Mesa St., Hesperia, CA 92340-0997
Phone: (760) 244-9773
Fax: (760) 244-1688
In 1965, Robert Bath, Founder of Advance Disposal Company left his successful swimming pool business in the San Fernando Valley of California, packed up his family and purchased a small disposal company in Hesperia. He only had two trucks at the time to service his customers, but with his wife Donna there to support his new endeavor, they would now call Hesperia home.
In the late 1970's, the company began a small recycling operation of aluminum cans, glass and cardboard. In December 1992, city-wide mandatory trash pickup became effective. This was brought about by State recycling laws which required cities to reduce their total waste stream by 25% by January 1, 1992 and 50% by the year 2000. With these laws in mind as well as being environmentally conscious, Advance Disposal Company constructed the first Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in San Bernardino County.
Today, Advance Disposal continues to meet or exceed the 50% landfill diversion rate implemented by the State in 2000. Advance is also seeking opportunities to create school and community programs to meet a 75% diversion rate that may be implemented in the future.
The simple two trucks that started this family-owned and operated business has now grown to a fleet and the little girl that moved with her family to Hesperia as a child, is now the President of Advance Disposal Company & Recycling Center. The company continues to support the community they joined 45 years ago and looks forward to future opportunities to grow and succeed in the High Desert.
In 1993, we built the first Material Recovery Facility in San Bernardino County. We have accomplished the highest diversion rate of all of our surrounding cities and amongst the highest in the State of California. I have always maintained the integrity of this company by providing quality service to the City of Hesperia and County areas.
We have received many awards and acknowledgements from our community for the services we provide. Amongst the awards are: Proclamation from the City of Hesperia recognizing Advance Disposal for its vision and support of the community; Gil Zank Lifetime Membership Award for 29 years of membership; and other awards from the City of Hesperia, Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders.
For forty-five years, I have believed in serving family, community and environment.
- Robert Bath, Founder