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  • Automotive
    • AntifreezeAntifreeze
    • Motor OilMotor Oil
    • Oil FiltersOil Filters
    • TiresTires
  • Batteries
    • Car BatteriesBatteries - Automotive or Boat
    • Household BatteriesBatteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    • Rechargeable BatteriesBatteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Bulky
    • Large Broken AppliancesMajor Household Appliances - Non-working
    • MattressesMattresses & Box Springs
    • Old FurnitureFurniture - Non-working
  • Construction
    • Dirt & SoilSoil - Clean
    • DrywallDrywall
    • InsulationInsulation - Used
    • Mixed DebrisMixed Debris
    • PlywoodWood - Engineered/Composite
    • Untreated WoodWood - Untreated
  • Electronics
    • Cell Phones (Broken)Cell Phones - Non-working
    • ComputersComputers - Working
    • Monitors (Working)Computer Monitors - Working
    • Non-working ElectronicsElectronics - Non-working
    • Televisions (Working)Television - Working
  • Food/Plants
    • Christmas TreesChristmas Trees
    • Food for DonationFood for Donation
    • Food ScrapsFood Scraps
    • Living PlantsLiving Plants
    • Yard DebrisYard Trimmings & Plant Debris
  • Glass
    • Broken GlasswareGlassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
    • Compact Fluorescent BulbsLight Bulbs - CFLs
    • Plate GlassPlate Glass
  • Hazardous
    • CleanersHousehold Cleaners
    • Compact Fluorescent BulbsLight Bulbs - CFLs
    • Fire ExtinguishersFire Extinguishers
    • PesticidesHazardous Materials & Wastes
    • Propane CylindersCompressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
    • Smoke DetectorsSmoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
  • Medical
    • Needles & SyringesNeedles & Syringes
    • Over-the-counter DrugsMedications
    • Prescription DrugsMedications
  • Metal
    • Large Appliances (Working)Major Household Appliances - Working
    • Large Broken AppliancesMajor Household Appliances - Non-working
    • Scrap MetalScrap Metal
  • Paint
    • Empty Paint ContainersPaint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    • Old Spray PaintAerosol Can - Non-empty
    • Unopened PaintPaint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened
    • Used PaintPaint - Interior & Exterior - Non-empty
  • Plastic
    • Bubble WrapBubble Wrap
    • CDs and DVDsCD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
    • Plastic BagsPlastic Bags
    • VHS TapesCassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working

Item Index

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  • 6-Pack Rings

A

  • ABS Plastic
  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aerosol Can - Non-empty
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
  • Air Conditioner - Working
  • Air Mattress
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
  • Asbestos
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
  • Asphalt
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working

B

  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Working
  • Balloons - Used
  • Barbeque Grill
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Batteries - Automotive or Boat
  • Batteries - Electric Vehicle
  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
  • Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Batteries - Industrial
  • Batteries - Solar Power Storage
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
  • Bicycle - Non-working
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
  • Bicycle - Working
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
  • Books - Children's
  • Books - Hard Cover
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
  • Books - Soft Cover
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Books - Textbooks
  • Bricks
  • Bricks - Broken
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Building Materials - Reclaimed/Reusable
  • Burlap

C

  • Cabinets - Working
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Cables & Wires - Working
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Working
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Cardboard - Waxed
  • Cardboard - Wet
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Padding
  • Cars & Boats
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
  • Cell Phones - Working
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Broken
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Working
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
  • Child Car Seats - Working/Non-Expired/Accident Free
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Christmas Lights - Working
  • Christmas Trees
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Clocks & Watches - Working
  • Cloth Diapers & Accessories
  • Clothes Hangers - Metal - Working
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothes Hangers - Working
  • Clothing - Children's
  • Clothing - Good Condition
  • Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Working
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
  • Collectibles
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders - Single-use/Non-working
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
  • Computer Accessories - Working
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
  • Computer Monitors - Working
  • Computers - Non-working
  • Computers - Working
  • Concrete
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
  • Copy Machines - Working
  • Corks - Natural
  • Corks - Plastic/Synthetic

D

  • Dead Animals
  • Deconstruction Services
  • Dental Chair
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
  • Dishwasher - Working
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - New
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used
  • Doors
  • Drums - Metal
  • Drums - Paper
  • Drums - Plastic
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Drywall

E

  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Electronics - Non-working
  • Electronics - Working
  • Envelopes - Paper
  • Espresso Machines
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
  • Exercise Equipment - Working
  • Exit Signs -Tritium
  • Explosives
  • Eyeglasses

F

  • Facial Tissues - Used
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hoses
  • Flares - Marine
  • Flares - Road
  • Flooring - Non-working
  • Flooring - Working
  • Foam Padding
  • Food for Donation
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Food Service Ware - Reusables
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Freezer - Non-working
  • Freezer - Working
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Fuel
  • Furniture - Non-working
  • Furniture - Small - Working
  • Furniture - Working

G

  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Game Cartridges -Working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Working
  • Garage Doors - Non-working
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Gift Tissue Paper
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
  • Greeting Cards - Unused

H

  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Hazardous Materials & Wastes
  • Hearing Aids
  • Helium Tanks - Empty
  • Helium Tanks - Non-empty
  • Holiday & Seasonal Items - Working
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Hot Tub & Accessories
  • Household Cleaners
  • Houseware - Non-working
  • Houseware - Working

I

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Inks
  • Insulation - New/Unused
  • Insulation - Used

J

  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry - Non-working
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out

K

  • Keys
  • Kitchen Fixtures
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working

L

  • Lab Equipment
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lab Glassware - Working
  • Lab Plastics - New/Unused
  • Lab Plastics - Used
  • Lacquers/Stains/Varnishes
  • Lava Rock
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
  • Lawnmower - Working
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Lead-Painted Materials
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - CFLs
  • Light Bulbs - Fluorescent Tubes
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Light Bulbs - LED
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
  • Lighting Fixtures - Working
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
  • Living Plants
  • Luggage - Non-working
  • Luggage - Working

M

  • Magazines
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Major Household Appliances - Working
  • Mannequins
  • Manure
  • Marine Supplies & Equipment
  • Maternity & Nursing Supplies - Working
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
  • Medical Equipment & Surplus
  • Medical Waste
  • Medications
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Mercury-Containing Items
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Metal Pipe
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Microwave - Non-working
  • Microwave - Working
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Mixed Debris
  • Motor Oil
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Working

N

  • Nail polish - Empty
  • Nail polish - Non-empty
  • Needles & Syringes
  • Neon Lights
  • Newspaper
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal

O

  • Office chairs - Non-working
  • Office Furniture/Equipment - Working
  • Oil Filters
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
  • Oxygen Cylinders

P

  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Paint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened
  • Paint - Interior & Exterior - Non-empty
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
  • Pallets - Plastic - Reusable
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
  • Pallets - Wooden - Working
  • Paper
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper - Shredded
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
  • Personal Care & Beauty Product Packaging
  • Personal Care & Beauty Products - New/Unused
  • Pet Supplies - Working
  • Pet Waste
  • Phonebooks
  • Photographs
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
  • Pianos and Organs - Working
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
  • Pillows - Bed
  • Pillows - Decorative
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
  • Plant Pots - Broken
  • Plant Pots - Ceramic
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
  • Plastic Bucket
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
  • Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Shower Curtain Liners
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
  • Plastic Tarps
  • Plastic Wide Mouth Container
  • Plate Glass
  • Plexiglass
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
  • Pots & Pans - Non-working
  • Pots & Pans - Working
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
  • Printers/Faxes - Working
  • Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Empty Single-use
  • Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Refillable
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
  • Purses & Backpacks - Working
  • PVC

R

  • Radios - Non-working
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Railroad Ties
  • Records
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
  • Refrigerator - Working
  • Reusable Bags
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
  • Roofing Materials - Reclaimed
  • Rubber Bands
  • Rubber Items
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
  • Rugs & Mats - Working

S

  • Sand
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • School/Office Supplies - Working
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sewing Machine - Working
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
  • Shoes - Good Condition
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment
  • Small Engines - Non-working
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Small Household Appliances - Working
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Soil - Clean
  • Soil - Contaminated
  • Solar Panels - Non-working
  • Solar Panels - Working
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
  • Sporting Goods - Working
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
  • Stove/Oven - Working
  • Straw/Hay
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Styrofoam Sheets

T

  • Tape - Used
  • Tea Bags
  • Telephones
  • Television - Non-working
  • Television - Working
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
  • Textiles - Good Condition/Size
  • Thermostats
  • Tile
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
  • Tires
  • Tires - Bicycle
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Working
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Working
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Transport Containers - Reusable
  • Trash Compactor
  • Typewriters - Non-working
  • Typewriters - Working
  • Tyvek

V

  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Working
  • Vaporizers
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working
  • Video Projectors - Non-working

W

  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
  • Washer/Dryer - Working
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
  • Water Coolers - Working
  • Water Filters
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
  • Water Heaters - Working
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
  • Wedding Items
  • Wigs
  • Window Screens
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Window Treatments - Working
  • Windows - Working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Wood - Logs
  • Wood - Milling Services
  • Wood - Painted
  • Wood - Treated
  • Wood - Untreated
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

X

  • X-Ray Film

Y

  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris

Hazardous Waste

This item is hazardous and requires proper disposal.

Do not throw fluorescent or other mercury-containing lights in the trash or recycling bins. High intensity discharge, metal halide, sodium and neon lights all contain mercury as well. It’s illegal and mercury exposure can harm the brain, heart, and immune and nervous systems. Mercury products contaminate California’s drinking water, fish, soil, and air when they are not managed properly. The mercury limit in drinking water is 2 parts per billion in California, since even low quantities are extremely hazardous.

The following lamps are considered hazardous in California: fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, HID lamps, High intensity discharge lamps, metal halide lamps, sodium vapor lamps, grow lamps, Zenon lamps, headlights - auto, mercury vapor lamps, video projector lamps, ultraviolet lamps, UV lamps, water treatment lamps, sun lamps, tanning lamps, mercury containing lamps, LED lamps. The following ballasts are considered hazardous in California: light fixture ballasts, lamp ballasts, electronic ballasts, fluorescent light ballasts, HID light ballasts, PCB containing ballasts, no-PCB ballasts.

Be sure to transport in a way that prevents breakage. If a light breaks, refer to epa.gov/cfl. If a bulb breaks, open a window to disperse mercury vapor, collect the shards with tape, and place in a closed and sealed container—do not vacuum!

How are lights recycled? Lights must be recycled at EPA-approved sites. Glass is recycled or landfilled, recovered metal is recycled, and mercury is stored, disposed, or reused.

 
 
 

Clyde accepts this item for curbside pickup, but don't put it in your bins.

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) can be recycled curbside. Place bagged CFLs in Ziploc bags, seal and place BESIDE your recycling cart.

View full curbside pickup information for Clyde.

Concord accepts this item for curbside pickup, but don't put it in your bins.

Customers must call 925-682-9113 to arrange for CFL’s (compact fluorescent lights) pick-up. Please place CFL’s in a plastics bag or a container with a label that says, “Lights” and place it next to your brown garbage cart.

View full curbside pickup information for Concord.

 
 

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