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BLUE BIN

RECYCLING

These items are taken to a recycling facility where they are sorted by material, then sold to manufacturers to make new products.

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glass jars

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glass bottles


wine, beer, soda

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broken bottles and jars

 

no other types of glass accepted

 

Use due caution

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mail & office paper

 

fliers, letters, printer paper,
holiday cards, envelopes,
postcards

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newspaper

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phone books, paperback books

Love your paper shredder too much

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Shredding paper is cool for security, but it makes paper less valuable for recycling. 

 

Only shred the necessary stuff. 

 

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shredded paper 

 

Only when in a paper bag marked 'shredded paper' or a transparent plastic bag.

 

Loose shredded paper is forbidden.

Give used

books, CDs, and DVDs new life...

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Donate them!

Goodwill

American Book Drive

 

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magazines

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hardback books

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gift wrap


wrapping paper, tissue
paper, gift bags (with
strings removed)


no metallic or glittery paper

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Greeting cards and envelopes


no metallic or glittery cards

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sticky notes

(aka: Post It® notes)

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cartons


milk, juice, broth, soy,
wine, juice boxes, etc.

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corrugated cardboard

 

No grease or food bits

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shoe boxes, gift boxes

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cereal, pasta, frozen food, snack boxes, etc. 

 

separate the liners and recycle those separately

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paperboard rolls

 

toilet paper, paper towel, gift wrap, etc.

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cardboard egg crates

Rinse, scrape or wipe residue off of recyclables

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Plastics don't need to be spotless before recycling, just get all the chunks - and liquid - out. 

 

 

 

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plastic kitchen

containers

 

bottles, tubs, jugs, and their lids

 

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plastic bathroom containers

 

bottles, tubs, jugs, and their lids

 

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plastic laundry & cleaning supply bottles

bottles, tubs, jugs, and their lids

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polystyrene & styrofoam®


cups, takeout containers, plates, coolers, egg cartons.

 

Peanuts accepted only when placed in a transparent bag, tied closed.

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plastic cups

 

colored and clear

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rinsed plastic utensils

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milk and juice jugs

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baggies

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clean & dry
plastic bags,dry-cleaning film, newspaper wrap

 

Bundle your bags into one so they don't blow away during transport.

Stuff all your plastic bags into one before tossing them in the blue bin. 

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Loose plastic bags can drift into the air during transport, and they also jam the recycling machines.  

 

Bundling is better. 

 

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laundry baskets

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plastic hangers

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plastic furniture 

 

must fit into the bin

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plastic buckets

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plastic toys

 

remove any metal 

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plastic
takeout containers


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bubble wrap

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aluminum cans

 

beer, soda, etc.

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steel cans

 

coffee, soup, vegetables, pet food, etc.

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foil trays and aluminum balls

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metal pots, pans, and lids

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aerosol cans

 

must be completely empty so they don't

explode during recycling

 

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GREEN BIN

YARD WASTE

fruits, vegetables, yard clippings, garden trimmings, untreated wood.

 

no leftovers, oils, palm fronds, yucca plants, bamboo, stones or dirt

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fruits & vegetables

 

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grass clippings

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garden trimmings

 

plants, flowers, leaves, brush

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branches, untreated wood under 3" in diameter and 3' in length. 

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chopsticks

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popsicle sticks

no curbside disposal

NO 

CURBSIDE

DISPOSAL

These items contain hazardous substances and cannot be disposed of curbside.

 

Safe disposal is provided for each.

 

no curbside disposal

household batteries

 

drop-off:  

Jiffy Lube

S.A.F.E. Centers

 

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Tape battery ends for safe transport and storage. 

no curbside disposal

electronics/e-waste

 

drop-off:  

Best Buy
Goodwill
S.A.F.E. Centers

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no curbside disposal

paint & stains

 

drop-off:  

Dunn Edwards
Frazee Paints
S.A.F.E. Centers

 

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no curbside disposal

fluorescent bulbs & tubes

 

drop-off:  
Home Depot
S.A.F.E. Centers

 

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Use caution when disposing of broken fluorescent

light bulbs...

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Here's how to do it safely:

 

epa.gov

no curbside disposal

used motor oil

 

drop-off:  

Jiffy Lube

S.A.F.E Centers

 

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Household Chemicals
no curbside disposal

household chemicals 

  

Cleaners, solvents, oils, chemicals, pesticides, etc. 

 

drop-off:  

S.A.F.E. Centers

 

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no curbside disposal

pharmaceuticals

 

maps:

S.A.F.E. Centers

 

Anonymous Drop-Off Bins

 

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BLACK BIN

TRASH

This stuff goes straight to the landfills. Please reduce or re-use these items whenever possible. 

 

 

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food

 

except for fresh fruits and vegetables which go in the yard bin

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napkins, tissues

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paper towels

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disposable coffee cups

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drink glasses, crystal, Pyrex®, ceramics, windows

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fast food cups, lids, straws

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incandescent light bulbs

 

(fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside, please see orange section below). 

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VHS & cassette tapes

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potato chip bags, candy bar wrappers, coffee bags, etc. with plastic on the outside and foil on the inside.

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drink pouches

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oily or food crusted paper

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oily or food crusted cardboard

 

TIP: tear off the greasy parts and recycle the rest

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pet food bags

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animal droppings

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Recycle corks here:

 

BevMo!  

Whole Foods

 

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all biodegradeable and compostable plastics, including utensils

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all disposable diapers

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garden hoses

 

reuse ideas

accepted curbside

OTHER

CURBSIDE

SERVICES

The City of Los Angeles provides these additional curbside services.

accepted curbside

Bulky Items

 

Free Pick-up: Call or book online least 24 hours prior to your regularly scheduled trash day. 

call:1.800.773.2489

online: Bulky Item Form


accepted curbside

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