Participation in the city’s recycling program is mandatory for single-family and multi-family dwelling units.
What can I place in my blue recycling containers?
Glass Bottles & Jars - clear and colored glass
Cardboard - Flatten or cut boxes to a size that fits comfortably inside recycling cart.
Newspapers - Recycle your newspaper and everything that is delivered with it—including inserts, coupons, etc.
Cans - Recycle aluminum cans and steel cans—including clean & dry paint cans, and empty aerosol cans. Also, recycle aluminum foil.
Plastic Containers - Recycle all rigid plastics, such as bottles, jugs, and jars, marked 1 to 7, and all beverage containers labeled "CA Redemption Value" or "CA Cash Refund"
Food & Beverage Containers — Milk, soda, water, salad dressings, cooking oil, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, etc.
Jars & Canisters — Peanut butter jars, mayonnaise jars, aspirin bottles and 35mm film canisters.
Cleaning Products & Detergents — Bleach, detergent, soap, shampoo, drain cleaners, etc. (Containers must be empty.)
Automotive & Yard Care Products — EMPTY motor oil, antifreeze, plant food and herbicide containers.
Miscellaneous Rigid Plastics — Including, but not limited to, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic drums, totes & empty garbage cans, plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, and pet carriers, plastic toys, plastic agricultural trays/pots, plastic pallets, and other mixed plastic containers. Look on the bottom of a plastic item and you should find the "chasing arrow" symbol with a number in the center like the two shown ( to ).
Mixed Paper - Recycle virtually all clean and dry paper. You can also recycle cereal boxes and other clean food packaging.
- Plastic bags
- Newspaper delivery bags
- Light bulbs
- Window glass
- Wax paper
- Food-soiled paper
Recycling and Transfer Station
The Recycling and Transfer Station at 2755 California Avenue is your first stop for recycling e-waste, household hazardous waste, and other items.
You can dispose of used motor oil and filters at the Recycling and Transfer Station on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
Trash and Recycling Bin Placement
Bins shall not be set out earlier than 7PM the day before the scheduled pickup and must be returned to an out-of-view location by 8PM the day the collection is made.