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Public Recycling Center

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL ACCEPTED FOR DROP-OFF:

  • Cardboard
  • Mixed Paper
  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Plastic Containers
  • Film Plastic
  • Used Motor Oil Filters
  • Used Motor Oil (up to 15 gallons)
  • Used Motor Antifreeze (up to 10 gallons)
  • Latex Paint (up to 10 gallons)
  • Electronics (Computers, TV’s, cell phones, faxes, VCR’s, etc.)
  • Fluorescent Lighting Tubes (household only, 6 tubes per visit, must be less than 6ft)
  • Household Batteries
  • Sharps (must be containerized in an authorized Sharps container)
  • Cooking Oil (residential only up to 15 gallons)
  • Used Clothing
  • Medicine/Pharmaceuticals (non-controlled substances)
  • Automobile batteries
  • Small Appliances


RECYCLABLE MATERIAL ACCEPTED FOR BUYBACK:

California redemption value (CRV) containers may be redeemed at the Buy-Back Center. Look for “CA CRV” on the container.

  • Description of Items AcceptedRate
  • Aluminum Cans$1.57 per lb
  • Glass$0.104 per lb
  • #1 PET Plastic$1.21 per lb
  • #2 HDPE Plastic$.58 per lb
  • #3 PVC Plastic$.56 per lb
  • #4 LDPE Plastic$2.08 per lb
  • #5 PP Plastic$.54 per lb
  • #6 PS Plastic$5.52 per lb
  • #7 Other$.32 per lb
  • Bi-Metal$.34 per lb



 

WE PURCHASE CARDBOARD!

Payment per pound
cardboard

  • WeightValue
  • 300-999 lbs.$0.045 per lb
  • 1,000 lbs. +$0.05 per lb



 



Daily Load Limits – English
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Recycling Refund Law Change – non-CRV material

  • Effective January 1, 2014, in accordance with the revisions to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (14CCR), Section 2535(f), a certified recycler shall not pay refund value to, or claim refund value for any material received from any person, operation or entity who is not certified by the Division, delivering a load of material in excess of 100 pounds of aluminum or plastic beverage containers, or 1,000 pounds of glass beverage containers, per day.
  • Effective November 1, 2013 consumer will no longer be allowed to include non-CRV containers with CRV-eligible containers when bringing recyclables to recycling centers for redemption.

Hours of Public Use of Transfer Facility:

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day.

Hours for Public Recycling Center:

  • Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Closed on Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day

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