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RECYCLING

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These recyclables are taken to a recycling facility where they are processed back into raw materials for reuse. 

glass jars

glass beverage bottles

 

wine, beer, soda

cartons

 

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

mail

 

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

phone books, paperback books

magazines

hardback books

Give used

books, CDs and DVDs new life...

Donate them!

Goodwill
American Book Drive

 

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sticky notes

(aka: Post It® notes) 

newspapers

gift wrap

 

wrapping paper, gift bags (with strings removed) 

 

No metallic or glittery paper

cardboard boxes

 

shipping, moving, office etc.

food boxes

 

cereal, pasta, frozen food, etc. 

 

separate the liners before recycling

shredded paper

 

only when placed in transparent plastic bag and tied close

rolls

 

toilet paper, paper towel, gift wrap, etc.

Scrape food residue off recyclables. They don't need to be spotless, just get all the chunks out. 

Dry items before placing them in your cart.

 

Liquids decrease the value of recycled paper. 

plastic bathroom containers

 

bottles, tubs, jugs and their lids

 

plastic kitchen

containers

 

bottles, tubs, jugs, and their lids

 

plastic hangers

clear plastic cups

plastic laundry & cleaning supply bottles


plastic
takeout containers

 

NO Styrofoam

plastic bags and film

Stuff all your plastic bags into one before tossing them in the recycle cart. 

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

 

Bundling is better. 

 

milk and juice jugs

foil takeout containers, foil trays

aluminum foil balls

steel cans

 

coffee, soup, vegetables, pet food, etc.

aluminum cans

 

beer, soda, etc.

Organics

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These items are turned into nutrient-rich compost and mulch. 

food

 

including meat, vegetables, bones and leftovers

oily or food crusted
cardboard


TIP: tear off the greasy
parts and recycle the rest

greasy paper

shredded paper

napkins and tissues

paper towels

disposable coffee cups

grass clippings

garden trimmings

 

plants, flowers, leaves, brush

branches under 3" in diameter and 3' in length. 

chopsticks

popsicle sticks

NO

CURBSIDE

DISPOSAL

These items are considered hazardous and by law, can't be placed in the trash.


To order free pickup call 800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form.

 

 


household batteries

 

Order free pickup:

Call 1-800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form.


Jiffy Lube

S.A.F.E. Centers

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Electronics/e-waste


Order free pickup:

Call  1-800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form


Best Buy
Goodwill

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Motor Oil & Filters


Order free pickup:

Call 1-800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form

 


Did you know you can schedule home collection for these items? 

Just call  1-800-714-1195 or fill out the online Pickup Request Form



Paint & Stains


Order free pickup:

Call  1-800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form


Dunn Edwards
Frazee Paints

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Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Order free pickup:

Call 1-800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form.


Use caution when disposing of broken fluorescent

light bulbs...

Here's how to do it safely:

 

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Household Chemicals

 

products with corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients 


Order free pickup:

Call  1-800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form

Medication


Order free pickup:

Call  1-800-714-1195 or fill out a Pickup Request Form online. 


This medication drop-box is open 24/7. 

TRASH

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This is the stuff that goes into landfills and remains there for generations. Reduce or reuse these items whenever possible.

polystyrene & styrofoam


takeout containers, cups, plates, packing peanuts, coolers

Drop-off packing peanuts for reuse at local shipping stores like UPS. 

 

opaque plastic cups

(like Solo®)

 

 

fast food cups and straws

 

 

plastic utensils

all biodegradable and compostable plastics,

 

utensils, plates, bags

VHS tapes

diapers

 

disposable, compostable, and biodegradable

bubble wrap

Don't treat your old clothes like trash... 

Santa Monica's partner

USAgain accepts used clothing and shoes in any condition. 


Enter your zip code for the dropbox nearest you. 

 

USAgain

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

foil drink pouches and straws

garden hoses

animal waste

pet food bags

incandescent light bulbs

 

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

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