WHAT TO RECYCLE
What You Can Recycle at the Curb
The LA Sanitation issues blue containers for recycling. The following are items that can be placed in the recycling container:
- All Clean Dry Paper
computer, ledger, wrapping, arts and craft paper, unwanted mail,
flyers, telephone books, note cards, newspaper, blueprints,
magazines, file folders, paper bags, Post-it notes, catalogs; and all
envelopes including those with windows
- All Cardboard Boxes and Chipboard
cereal, tissue, dry food, frozen food, shoe, and detergent boxes;
paper and toilet rolls; and corrugated boxes broken down and
- All Cartons - refrigerated, shelf-stable, aseptic packaging
fruit juice boxes, orange juice and milk cartons, wine boxes,
soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk boxes, cereal cartons,
heavy cream cartons, egg substitute cartons, etc.
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- All Aluminum, Tin, Metal, and Bi-Metal Cans
rinsed if possible, soda, juice, soup, vegetables, and pet food cans,
pie tins, clean aluminum foils, empty paint and aerosol cans with
plastic caps removed, and wire hangers
- All Glass Bottles and Jars
rinsed if possible, soda, wine, beer, spaghetti sauce, pickle jars,
broken bottles, and etc.
- All Clean Plastics 1 Through 7
- Empty Plastic Containers
rinsed if possible, soda, juice, detergent, bleach, shampoo, lotion, mouthwash, dishwashing liquid bottles, milk jugs, tubs for
margarine and yogurt, plastic planters, food and blister packaging,
rigid clamshell packaging, etc.
- All Plastic Bags and All Film Bags
grocery bags and dry cleaner bags, and all clean film plastic
- All Clean Polystyrene (STYROFOAM™)
STYROFOAM™ cups, containers, and packaging
such as STYROFOAM™ egg shell cartons, STYROFOAM™ block
packaging, and STYROFOAM™ clamshell packaging
- Miscellaneous Plastics
Plastic coat hangers, non-electric plastic toys, plastic swimming
pools, & plastic laundry baskets
DO NOT RECYCLE THESE ITEMS
If these items are placed in the blue container, there's a likelihood of contaminating the other clean materials. Please ensure that the items placed in the blue container are clean and free from contaminants.
To dispose of the hazardous materials please call:
Please select an item of interest from the column at left.