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Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404


Phone: 310-458-2223
Fax: 310-264-7750

Office Hours:
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our offices will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

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Recyclable Materials

Cans & Foil
  • Aluminum beverage cans and aluminum food cans (e.g., cat food cans)
  • Steel/tin food and beverage cans
  • Clean aluminum foil and foil food trays
  • All glass bottles and jars (mayonnaise, apple juice bottles, wine bottles, etc.)
  • CA redemption bottles (beer, juice, wine coolers, etc.)

  • Containers marked #1-7
  • Water/juice/soda bottles
  • Food containers
  • Milk and water jugs
  • Detergent/cleaning product bottles
  • Personal care bottles
  • Plastic shopping bags

  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Office paper (white and colored)
  • Computer paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard boxes and paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Food/detergent boxes
  • Office mix (file folders, fax paper, envelopes, advertisements, flyers, etc.)
  • Junk mail, bulk mail, and scrap paper
  • Paper bound with non-water-soluble glue (paperback books, hardback books, overnight mail packages, etc.)
  • Milk cartons (clean and rinsed)
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Please do not put plastic materials—including Styrofoam, flower pots, hoses, PVC pipe, pool covers, etc.—in your recycling containers. They are not recyclable, but they are often reusable. Many nurseries are happy to take back plastic flowerpots, while many mailing and packaging stores, including The UPS Store Etc. and Kinko's, welcome donations of clean Styrofoam packaging peanuts. If you can't find an outlet to reuse these materials or reuse them yourself, please secure them in a bag and place them in your refuse container.



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