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Recycling

As a partner in the community, Waste Management GI Industries is committed to helping the communities we serve keep their environment clean through innovative recycling programs. Recycling is an easy way to protect our environment and ensure the well being of our community for generations to come. However, the success of recycling depends on the active participation of every member of the community. By participating, people will be reducing the amount of trash that is disposed in the landfill, encouraging the reuse of materials made from recycled products and continuing the recycling circle.

Become a Recycling Ambassador! Recycle Right by keeping these three things in mind:

  • Recycle all bottles, cans and paper.
  • Keep items clean and dry.
  • No plastic bags in the recycling.

Visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com to learn more.

Recyclable Items

We are pleased to report that the list of recyclable items continues to grow.

Recyclable Items

  • Aerosol cans (completely empty)
  • Aluminum cans  
  • Beverage cans
  • Brochures
  • Cardboard cereal boxes (plastic lining OK)
  • Computer paper
  • Coupons
  • Egg cartons
  • Food cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Glass cosmetic bottles
  • Glass (unbroken)
  • Junk mail
  • Laundry bottles (remove caps and lids)
  • Ledger paper
  • Magazines
  • Milk/juice cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Paper tubes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes (clean)
  • Plastics #1 - #7
  • Tin cans
  • Tissue boxes
  • Used envelopes
  • Wrapping paper

Non-Recyclable Items

  • Animal waste
  • Animal waste bags
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet
  • Cat litter
  • Ceramic pottery, mugs, dishes
  • Cigarette butts
  • Compact flourescent bulbs (CFL's)
  • Dishes
  • Disposable diapers
  • Dirt/cement/rock
  • Electronic waste (computers, monitors, cell phones)
  • Flooring
  • Food boxes (non-cardboard)
  • Food waste
  • Greenwaste
  • Household hazardous waste (oil, paint, batteries)  
  • Mirrors
  • Napkins
  • Old clothes/shoes
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic Bags 
  • Rags/sponges
  • Soiled paper plates
  • Solar panels 
  • Polystyrene foam 
  • Tires
  • Tissue
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Waxed paper
  • Window glass

*Tips for Recycling Plastics

#1 PETE: Sport water, soft drink, mouthwash, ketchup, and salad dressing bottles; peanut butter containers; food trays.

#2 HDPE: Milk, juice, cosmetic, shampoo, dish and laundry containers, yogurt and margarine tubs.

#3 PVC: Pipes, clear food and non-food packaging, detergent, and cleanser bottles.

#4 LDPE: Squeezable bottles such as honey and mustard.

#5 PP: Straws, lids and empty medicine bottles.

#6 PS: Compact disk cases, clean plates, cutlery.

#7 Other Plastic: Three- and five-gallon reusable water bottles, syrup bottles.

Paint
Leftover paint can now be recycled at participating stores. Visit www.paintcare.org for more information.

Motor Oil
Pour used oil into a clean, leak-proof, plastic container with a lid; make sure lid is tight. (Use an empty milk or juice jug.) Please do not use containers larger than one gallon. Don't contaminate motor oil with other fluids. Never put motor oil in the garbage; never pour it on the ground or down storm drains.

For information on where to recycle used oil, please visit the following website: www.wasteless.org

Appliances
Waste Management/GI Industries offers curbside bulky item pick-up in several communities. Please call our customer service department at (805) 522-9400 or (800) 675-1171, to see if your city has a curbside bulky item pick-up. We also have several clean-up days throughout the year in various cities.

You can also visit the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division's website to find out which facilities accept appliances for recycling.