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Recycling - What is Recyclable?

Please use the sage green recycling container ONLY for the items designated as acceptable materials in the recycling program. Items placed in the recycling container should not be bagged. Items should be relatively clean, dry and empty. Lids and labels do not need to be removed.

What can I place in my sage green recycling container?

Plastics 1-7
Glendale last year expanded its recycling program to accept more plastics. Previously, only plastics 1 and 2 (ex: water bottles) could be thrown in Glendale recycling bins. But as of April 4, 2011, the city began accepting plastics 3 – 7 as well. This includes all hard plastic containers such as:

    • beverage cups
    • margarine tubs
    • sour cream
    • plastic food packaging
    • yogurt containers

    Residents should check the bottom of plastics for a symbol that displays the numbers 1-7. Styrofoam and plastic bags are not part of the program and must be kept out of recycle bins. (Read the press release - click here.)

For photo illustrations and more details on what plastics are allowed, please click here.

Aluminum cans
Corrugated cardboard boxes, dry food boxes (cereal, cracker), empty paper towel tubes, empty pizza boxes (with minimal residue)
• Cardboard boxes should be cut up or broken down to fit better in the container.
• Remove waxy lining from cereal/ cake boxes.

All newspaper and inserts

All magazines and telephone books

Food cans that hold soup, vegetables, pet food, tuna. Empty aerosol cans are accepted
• Aerosol cans MUST be empty
• No propane tanks

Paper
White and colored paper, computer paper, junk mail, file folders, paper grocery bags, windowed envelopes
• No hardbound books

Asbestos

No styrofoam.

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