|YES! RECYCLE THESE ITEMS
Place these items in your recycling cart:
Aluminum, steel and tin cans
Includes cans for soda, soup, beer, beans, fruit or vegetables or any other can that is made of aluminum, steel or tin.
Includes bottles for water, milk, soft drinks, wine, beer or any other bottle that is made of plastic or glass. Please include caps.
Includes boxes used for moving and shipping or any other box made of corrugated cardboard.
Empty paint and aerosol cans
Be sure these cans are empty and dry.
Includes bags for groceries or dry cleaning.
Includes jars for jams or jelly, spaghetti sauce, olive oil, pickles, preserves or any other jar made of glass.
Includes paper used for junk mail, catalogs, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, milk cartons, telephone books, magazines, juice boxes, newspapers or paper used for computer printing.
Plastic containers (#1 through #7)
Includes containers for peanut butter, mayonnaise, shampoo, yogurt, margarine, CDs or any other plastic container marked with the #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 on the bottom. Please include lids.
Clean polystyrene (Styrofoam®)
Includes Styrofoam® cups, containers and packaging, such as eggshell cartons, block packing and clamshells. Styrofoam® packaging peanuts are not recyclable, but they are reusable.
|NO! DO NOT RECYCLE THESE ITEMS
Keep these items out of your recycling cart:
Cans or bottles with poisonous contents
Includes containers for pesticides and insecticides.
Fast food containers
Includes pizza boxes or other containers soiled with
Glass in forms other than bottles or jars
Includes glass used for windows, pyrex, light bulbs, mirrors, plates or cups.
Paper in thin form or soiled
Includes paper used for pets, tissues, paper towels or napkins.
Styrofoam® packaging peanuts are not recyclable, but they are reusable. Many mailing and packaging stores accept donations.
The City of Long Beach provides free composting workshops the third Saturday of every month.
What About Used Motor Oil
Used motor oil and filters cannot be placed in your recycling cart. They are collected for recycling by request ONLY.
Call (800) RECYCL2 by 4 p.m. to request free containers, and to schedule the collection of used motor oil and filters on your next recycling collection day, or use the online form.
- On your scheduled day, place the containers next to your purple recycling cart for collection.
- Used motor oil and filters must be in the requested containers for collection.
- Do not place used oil or filters out unless a collection has been scheduled.
- You may also take used motor oil and filters to a certified used oil collection center on our list.