If you are anything like me, you like to save your money especially on necessary, but boring things like trash service. Consequently, I want to use the “free” recycling can as much as possible to limit the size of my garbage can and my bill.
Acceptable Recycling Items
Paper Products: Boxes/Packages, Cardboard, Catalogs, Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.), Colored Paper, Construction Paper, Copy Paper, Coupons, Egg Cartons (Non-Styrofoam), Envelopes with Metal Clasps, Junk Mail, Loose Newspaper, Magazines, Manila Folders, Newspaper Inserts, Office Paper, Paper Bags, Paper Packaging, Paper Towel Tubes, Shredded Paper (in plastic bags), Telephone Books and White Paper.
Plastic Products: California Redemption Plastic #1-#7, HDPE #2, Detergent Bottles, 5-Gallon Buckets, Juice Jugs/Cartons, Milk Jugs, Plastic Bags, Plastic Laundry Baskets, Plastic Water Jugs, Plastic Plant Pots, Rinsed Salad Dressing Bottles, Rinsed Yogurt & Margarine Containers, Shampoo & Bleach Bottles, Soda Bottles, Soft Drink Bottles: PET #1, Toys such as Plastic Tricycles, Water Bottles and Non- California Redemption Plastic #1-#7. Please remove lids and rinse containers.
Metals: Aluminum Cans, CLEAN Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Pie Plates,
CLEAN Food Cans, Pet Food Cans, Steel Cans and Tin Cans.
Glass: Glass Jars and Bottles.
All Containers should be rinsed & emptied!
Unacceptable Recycling Items
Electronics, Appliances, Ceramic, Styrofoam, Fabrics, Food, Liquid, Green Waste, Garden Hoses, Ropes, Chains, Wire, Rocks, Car Parts, Aerosol Cans, Household Hazardous Waste, Diapers, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Facial Tissues, Light Bulbs, Paper Plates, Drinking Glasses, Shoes, Video Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Batteries and Window Glass.
For information on how to dispose of these unacceptable items, please call Mt. Diablo Recycling at (925) 682-4518. This information was provided as of 2/5/2016.