It Works Because of You!

The residents of Chino Hills are coming through in a big way for the next generation and for the City by continuing to reduce and recycle over half of their solid waste. Recycling allows the City to comply with the State's strict recycling laws, which require cities to reduce their waste by 50 percent or pay steep fines.

What Goes Where?

Your support of "Chino Hills Recycles" is a big step towards solving our waste problems now and into the future. The Chino Hills Recycles automated waste collection and recycling program helps control the volume of waste dumped into our landfills.

Chino Hills Recycles was designed with you in mind and requires very little effort. The program uses three 100-gallon containers:

  • Gray for recyclables
  • Black for yard waste
  • Green for trash

Find our more about Green Waste Recycling.

Sorting Guide

Please follow these simple sorting guidelines:

Gray Container


  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bottle caps
  • Cardboard (clean)
  • Cereal Boxes (no lining)
  • Computer and ledger paper
  • Coupons
  • Drink boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Food and beverage cans
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Glass bottles/jars (lids off)
  • Junk mail
  • Laundry bottles
  • Newspapers
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Wrapping paper (paper only)

Black Container

Yard Waste

  • Grass and leaves (loose, not bagged)
  • Pruning and weeds
  • Small twigs and branches (4 inches or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in length)
  • No palms or yuccas

Green Container


  • Animal waste
  • Bathroom waste
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Car parts
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • CDs/DVDs/VHS Tapes
  • Dirt/cement/rock
  • Disposable diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Mirrors
  • Old clothes and shoes
  • Palm fronds
  • Plastic toys
  • Pool covers
  • Rags and sponges
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Waxed paper
  • Other non-recyclable debris

Battery Recycling

 To find the collection site nearest you, call toll free 1(800) 8-BATTERY or 1(877) 2-RECYCLE.