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Reduce - Reuse - Recycle


Preparing Your Recyclables


The following list of clean recyclables must be separated by type and placed in the appropriate bin at the Recycling Center:

  • CRV bottles and cans for redemption (look for CA CASH REFUND on the label)

  • Non-CRV glass bottles and jars (separate colored from clear. No light bulbs, lead crystal, ceramics, knick-knacks,  beverage glasses, vases, eye glasses, picture galss, window glass o glass items other than bottles and jars)

  • Non-CRV aluminum

  • Tin cans and small metal items

  • Non-CRV #1 plastic (PET/PETE) (Clean, numbered "Food Grade" plastic only, such as: food & beverage containers; shampoo, liquid soap, mouthwash & other personal care product containers; laundry product containers. Lids OK. Put black microwave trays in #3-7 bin even though labeled #1 PET/PETE. )

  • Non-CRV #2 plastic (HDPE) (Clean, numbered "Food Grade" plastic only, such as: food & beverage containers; shampoo, liquid soap & other personal care product containers; laundry product containers. Lids OK. No motor oil containers, tarps, other industrial plastic.

  • #3 through #7 plastic (Clean, numbered "Food Grade" containers only, such as yogurt and margarine tubs, microwave trays, produce & meat trays or clamshells; laundy product containers, etc.) Lids OK. No Styrofoam, food-contaminated items, tarps, toys, swimming pools, folding chairs or other non-food plastic items.  

  • Mixed paper, including white and colored office paper, newspaper, phone books, magazines, and shredded paper in paper bags, paper gift wrap (No paper towels, tissues, used paper plates, paper napkins, waxed paper, plastic gift wrap) 

  • Cardboard and chipboard such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, cardboard egg cartons, mailing tubes, toilet tissue tubes, gift boxes (no waxy refrigerator
    cartons such as milk & juice cartons or shelf-stable
    cartons such as soup, soy milk, juice & wine cartons)

  • Household batteries (separate rechargeable from non-rechargeable)

  • Scrap Metal--place large items in scrap metal pile 

  • Clothing ( must be clean, dry, in good condition)
  • Shoes (must be clean, dry, in good condition)
  • Blankets, comforters, sheets, towels (must be clean, dry, in good condition) 


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PO Box 784 | 5100 Bullion St. | Mariposa, CA 95338