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GreenWaste of Palo Alto - Palo Alto - 2765 Lafayette St

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GreenWaste of Palo Alto

2765 Lafayette St, Palo Alto, California 94303
(650) 493-4894
Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. *Curbside collection on regular day of service*

GreenWaste is the contracted service provider for residents and businesses in the City of Palo Alto to collect recyclables and garbage from all customers and collect yard trimmings from residents of single-family homes and compostables from residents of multi-unit complexes and businesses. GreenWaste is a locally based and privately owned company dedicated to the development of innovative and cost-effective solutions to address the everyday environmental challenges related to solid waste. See website for accepted items.

Item Notes Method Destination
6-Pack Rings Put in bag with other film plastic.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
ABS Plastic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Aerosol Can - Empty Empty, nonhazardous aerosol cans only.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Air Mattress
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Aluminum Cans - CRV
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Antifreeze This item is hazardous and must be disposed of properly. It can be set out as part of your Clean Up Day in a spill-proof one-gallon container.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Aseptic Packs
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove any batteries and place in recycle cart. Take batteries to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Auto Glass
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Auto Upholstery - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Balloons - Used
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Barbeque Grill Bulky Pickup. Consider reuse or repair before disposal. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bath Tub Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs) Clean Up Day. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside during your Clean Up Day. Li-ion batteries are not accepted and should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Batteries - Household - Single-Use Clean Up Day. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Beverage Containers - Mixed
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bicycle - Non-working Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bicycle - Scrap & Parts Metal parts can be recycled
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bimetal Cans - CRV
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Blueprint Paper
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Boat Upholstery - Non-working Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bricks C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bricks - Broken C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Bubble Wrap Put bubble wrap with bags and other film plastic in a plastic bag, tie and place in recycling cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Burlap Consider reuse or repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Cables & Wires - Non-working Wire must be bundled or tied together.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Camera Film & Slides
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out during Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Cardboard Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your blue recycle cart. Excess cardboard can be cut or folded it into 2’ x 3’ pieces and placed in a tied bundle next to your blue cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Cardboard - Waxed
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Cardboard - Wet If wet from rain, dry out and then it may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in compost.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Carpet C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Carpet Padding C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
CD/DVD Jewel Cases Consider reuse or repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Ceiling Tile
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Cell Phones - Non-working Consider repair and reuse options before reycling. Remove battery and put phone in sealed, clear, tear-resistant bag and place in recycling cart. Take battery to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Ceramics & Pottery - Broken Consider reuse or repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Christmas Lights - Non-working Please bundle before placing into recycling cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Christmas Trees Trees will be collected on regularly scheduled collection days for the 4 weeks following Christmas day. Cut trees in 4-foot lengths and remove tree stands, all ornamentation, tinsel, and nails. Flocked trees belong in the garbage.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Christmas Trees - Artificial Consider repair or donation for reuse if in good condition before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Cigarette Waste
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Cinder Blocks
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Cleaning Wipes - Used Do not flush. Wipes are made from plastic resins, do not degrade in compost, and clog pipes.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Clocks & Watches - Non-working Consider repair and reuse options before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to the HHW Station or set out with other batteries during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Clothes Hangers - Broken Metal hangers must be bundled or tied together.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Clothing - Undergarments - Poor Condition
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Coffee Pods - Compostable Compost if labeled as \"Compostable.\" Consider investing in a reusable coffee pod.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic Empty coffee or tea grounds in the compost first. Consider investing in reusable pods.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Compressed Gas Cylinders - Single-use/Non-working Empty, depressurized metal gas cylinders can go in your blue recycle cart. The valve must been removed or the tank must be clearly punctured. Pressurized cylinders can to the HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Computer Accessories - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Anything with a computer chip is accepted, no TVs or computer monitors. Take battery to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Computer Monitors - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. Do not place in your recycle cart. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Computers - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Anything with a computer chip is accepted, no TVs or computer monitors. Take battery to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Concrete C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collectsed for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Concrete With Rebar C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats Small amounts of oil and grease can be placed in your green cart, use paper towels or other compostable items to absorb them. Large amounts should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Copy Machines - Non-working This item can go in your blue recycle cart. If it does not fit, it can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Corks - Natural
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Corks - Plastic/Synthetic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Dead Animals
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Dishwasher - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used All used single-use diapers & wipes, including \"compostable\" belong in the trash. Wipes clog pipes! Do not flush. \"Compostable diapers\" are only compostable when picked up by a service that provides special conditions and the resulting compost is not used for food growing.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Doors Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Drums - Metal Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Drums - Paper Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Drums - Plastic Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Dryer & Vacuum Lint Due to high plastic micro-fibers from textiles.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Drywall C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled Food or cracked-egg soiled cartons.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Egg Cartons - Plastic Egg cartons made from expanded polystyrene are not accepted for recycling.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Electronics - Non-working Anything with a computer chip is accepted for recycling, no TVs or computer monitors.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Envelopes - Paper Clear, plastic windows okay.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Espresso Machines Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery if it has one and place in recycle cart. Take battery to the HHW Station or set out with other batteries during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Exercise Equipment - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Facial Tissues - Used
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Flexible Packaging - Multi-material
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Flooring - Non-working C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Foam Padding
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Food Scraps
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Condiment Packets & Cups
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays Empty containers only. No food or liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates Empty containers only. No food or liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids If plastic, these go in your blue recycle cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Frozen Food Boxes
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Furniture - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Reuse
Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery if any and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Gel Ice Packs
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Gift Tissue Paper No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV No porcelain, ceramics, window or mirror glass, red or blue glass, Pyrex or light bulbs.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Glass Bottles - CRV No porcelain, ceramics, window or mirror glass, red or blue glass, Pyrex or light bulbs.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece Remove battery and electronic element. Recycle the paper card if free of plastic and/or metallic decoration (trash). Take battery to the HHW Station or set out with other batteries during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Hardware & Fasteners
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Hearing Aids Consider reuse or repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Helium Tanks - Empty Empty, depressurized metal gas cylinders can go in your blue recycle cart. The valve must been removed or the tank must be clearly punctured. Pressurized cylinders can to the HHW Station
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Houseware - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Ink Cartridges
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Insulation - Used C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Jewelry - Non-working Consider reuse or repair before disposal. Metal jewelry can be specially recycled.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Keys
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Kitchen Fixtures
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Knives & Shears Place knives in a clear plastic container for worker safety.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Lab Plastics - Used Empty containers only. No solids or liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Lava Rock C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Lawnmower - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Luggage - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Magazines No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Major Household Appliances - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day. GreenWaste does not collect items such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners unless the refrigerants have been removed by a certified professional.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Manure
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Mattresses & Box Springs Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Medals/Trophies/Ribbons Broken, damaged, or unable to be donated
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Metal Bottle Caps
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Metal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Metal Jar Lids
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Metal Pipe
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Metal Sinks & Toilets Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Microwave - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Mirror - Broken
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Mixed Debris C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Motor Oil Clean Up Day. Place oil in a spill-proof one-gallon container and set out as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Moving Boxes & Packing Materials Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your blue recycle cart. Excess cardboard can be cut or folded it into 2’ x 3’ pieces and placed in a tied bundle next to your blue cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working Consider reuse or repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Nail polish - Empty Use up nail polish, trade with friends, or bring full containers to the HHW Station as most nail polishes contain toxic chemicals.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Newspaper
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Office Furniture/Equipment - Working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Reuse
Oil Filters Clean Up Day. Place oil filter in sealed, clear, and tear resistant bag. Set out as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working If container is compostable (e.g., milk or juice carton) place then entire item in your green compost cart. If not, empty liquids into green compost cart. You may wish to use soiled paper towels or other compostable items to absorb the liquid. Place empty container into appropriate cart. If container is recyclable, empty containers only - no food or liquids. ,Remove food and place into green compost cart. Place empty container into appropriate cart. If container is recyclable, empty containers only - no food or liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Packing Peanuts - Starch-based Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in an poured in garden.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Pallets - Wooden - Broken Remove nails and break to fit into cart/bin. Wood must be untreated or unpainted to be accepted.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Pallets - Wooden - Working C&D/Debris Box. Wood must be untreated or unpainted to be accepted.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Paper No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Paper - Carbon
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Paper - Shredded Put shredded paper in a plastic or paper bag, tie, staple or tape bag securely and place in recycling cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Paper Bags No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Food-soiled paper bags go in Compost.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Paper Straws
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Paperboard Boxes/Tubes No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Personal Care & Beauty Product Packaging Empty containers only. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your black landfill cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Pet Waste Pet waste from vegetarian pets (i.e. rodents) and their bedding may go in the compost. Even bags of poop in \"compostable\" bags belong in your black landfill cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Phonebooks
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Photographs Polaroids/instant photos go in your black landfill cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Pill Bottles - Empty
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Pizza Box - Non-greasy
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Plant Pots - Broken
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plant Pots - Ceramic Consider reuse and repair before disposal. Broken pieces can be used at the bottom of other plant pots to increase drainage.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plant Pots - Plastic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Bags Put bags and other film plastic into a plastic bag, tie and place in recycling cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Bottle - CRV Please leave caps on bottles. Empty containers, pour out liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV Please leave caps on bottles. Empty containers, pour out liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Bucket Empty containers only. Pour out liquids and scrape or wipe out residue.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Film & Wrap Put bags and other film plastic into a plastic bag, tie and place in recycling cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars Caps reattached to empty plastic bottles may be recycled. Small loose caps and lids will not be captured for recycling
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plastic Shower Curtain Liners
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plastic Strapping
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plastic Straws Single-use, disposable straws or damaged silicone straws.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plastic Tarps Poor, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plastic Wide Mouth Container Empty containers only. No food or liquids.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Plate Glass Consider reuse and repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Plexiglass Consider reuse and repair before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Pool Cover - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day. Plastic bubble covers can be recycled as film plastic. Other covers are landfill.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Porcelain Toilets & Sinks Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Pots & Pans - Non-working Poor, damaged condition. Consider repairing or refurbishing as possible.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Printers/Faxes - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out with other batteries as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Empty Single-use Empty, depressurized metal gas cylinders can go in your blue recycle cart. The valve must been removed or the tank must be clearly punctured. Pressurized cylinders can to the HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Purses & Backpacks - Non-working Poor, damaged condition. Consider repairing or refurbishing as possible.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
PVC
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Radios - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Records Broken, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Reusable Bags Broken, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Rigid Plastics
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Rock/Gravel - Clean C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Roofing - Clay Tile C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Roofing - Concrete Tile C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Roofing - Tar & Gravel C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Roofing - Wood Shingles C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Rubber Bands Consider collecting for reuse.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Rubber Items Poor, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Rugs & Mats - Non-working Poor, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Sand C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Satellite Dish - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood Any wood waste from wood with glues and adhesives belongs in the trash.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Sawdust - Untreated Wood Shavings from clean, unpainted or stained wood.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Scrap Metal
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Sewing Machines - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery if any and place in recycle cart if it fits. Take battery to HHW Station.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Single-use Personal Protective Equipment Cut loops when disposing of masks, as wildlife are getting tangled, similar to 6-pack rings.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Small Engines - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove all engine fluids before placing in recycle cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Small Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out with other batteries as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Soil - Clean C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Solar Panels - Non-working Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Sponges - Natural
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Sponges - Synthetic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Sporting Goods - Non-working Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Stove/Oven - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Straw/Hay No bamboo, cactus, flax, ivy, palm, pampas grass, poison oak or yucca.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Stuffed Animals Poor, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Styrofoam Blocks
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Styrofoam Sheets
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Tape
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Tea Bags
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Telephones Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out during Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Television - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Tennis Balls
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Textiles - Good Condition/Size Clean Up Day. Place textiles in a box or bag. Set out as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Tile C&D/Debris Box. Small amounts can be collected for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Tire/Rubber Scraps
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Tires Bulky Pickup. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Toner Cartridges
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out with other batteries as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Toys & Games - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Toys & Games - With Electronics Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out with other batteries as part of your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Transparency Film Plastic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Trash Compactor
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Typewriters - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Tyvek
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters Used condition. Donate new/unused vacuum cleaner bags and filters.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out during Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Video Projectors - Non-working Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Take battery to HHW Station or place out during Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Washer/Dryer - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Water Bottles - Reusable Recycle poor or damaged condition metal and plastics bottles. Donate clean, good condition bottles for reuse.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Water Coolers - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Water Filters
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Water Heaters - Non-working Bulky Pickup. Please consider reuse and repair before disposal. This item can be collected curbside for a fee or for no charge during your Clean Up Day.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Wax & Parchment Paper Compost Wax paper and Landfill Parchment Paper
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Wigs Poor, damaged condition.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Window Screens Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Metal frame and metal screens can go in recycle cart. Plastic frames and screens go in landfill cart.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Wood - Painted
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Wood - Untreated No bamboo, cactus, flax, ivy, palm, pampas grass, poison oak or yucca.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Wood Chips Wood must be untreated or unpainted to be accepted. Consider using as mulch in your garden.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Wood Scraps - Untreated Wood must be untreated or unpainted to be accepted.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost
Wrapping Paper - Metallic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Recycle
X-Ray Film
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris No bamboo, cactus, flax, ivy, palm, pampas grass, poison oak or yucca.
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Compost

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