Before you recycle it, could your item be repaired? Services like Fixit Clinic can provide guidance and assistance in repairing that electronic, tool, or textile you thought was unusable!

Visit for information on how to recycle something not included in our list below. 

Beverage Containers

Find a Beverage Container Recycling Center near you through CalRecycle's Bottles and Cans website and get money back for your bottles! Just enter your area code for your nearest recycling center.

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Electronic Waste

Calrecycle's Electronic Recycling Locator - Drop-off locations for computers, laptops and other electronics.


the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act provides consumers drop-off sites for old mattress at no-cost at participating collection sites or recycling facilities. Find a mattress drop off site near you.

Household Hazardous Waste

HHW includes things like lightbulbs, batteries, paint, medical waste, household cleaners, etc. When hazardous wastes aren't disposed of properly, those pose a threat to human and environmental health.

Motor Oil

Under state law, used oil is classified as a hazardous waste and must either be recycled or disposed or properly. Find a certified used oil recycling center near you.

Construction and Demolition Debris

Calrecycle C&D Debris Recyclers Database - Find a place that collects specific types of construction and demolition debris for reuse or recycling in your county. Find contact information and locations of all the carpet collectors and recyclers in the state.

Food Donation & Composting Food Scraps

Resources to set up a food donation for surplus food after an event and information on how you can start composting food scraps, even in your apartment.


Surprising Things You Didn't Know You Could Recycle

From wine corks to car seats, here are the odd products that are surprisingly recyclable.


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