Sorting Guide

What Goes Where?

Recycling is a big step towards solving our waste problems now and into the future and helps control the volume of waste dumped into our landfills. 

Sorting Guide

Please follow these simple sorting guidelines:

Recyclables

  • 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 & containers
  • Wrapping paper (paper only)

DO NOT INCLUDE:   Food or liquids, plastic bags or film, foam containers, clothing, furniture, carpet, batteries, electronics, hazardous waste, and yard waste.

Organics

  • Yard waste such as 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
  • Food waste & food- soiled paper
  • Produce
  • Meat, fish, & poultry
  • Dairy
  • Bread, pasta, rice, grains
  • Coffee grounds

DO NOT INCLUDE: Plastic bags or film, serveware, utensils, plastic containers, foam containers, hazardous waste fats, oils, or greases. 

Trash

  • Animal waste
  • Bathroom waste
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Car parts
  • Cat litter
  • Ceramic dishes and pots
  • Cigarette butts
  • CDs/DVDs/VHS Tapes
  • Dirt/cement/rock
  • Disposable diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Foam cups & containers
  • Furniture
  • Garden Hose
  • Mirrors
  • Old clothes and shoes
  • Pet waste
  • Palm fronds
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic bags or film
  • Pool covers
  • Rags and sponges
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Waxed paper
  • Other non-recyclable debris

DO NOT INCLUDE: Organics, recyclables, hazardous waste, electronics, batteries, tires or paint flammable material. 

Composting and Organic Recycling Changes Coming Across California

Starting in 2022, Cities and Counties will need to provide organic waste collection services to all residents and businesses and recycle these organic materials under California Senate Bill (SB) 1383. This bill sets goals to reduce the disposal of organic waste in landfills, including green waste, wood waste, food waste, and fibers such as paper and cardboard. The purpose of this bill is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as methane, and address food insecurity in California. One aspect of this law requires kitchen food scraps to be separated from the rest of the trash and composted. City governments, along with their contracted trash haulers, are required to put a system into place for collecting and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in our landfills. California has a 75 percent organic waste diversion goal by 2025.  

Additional Info from Cal Recycle

Battery Recycling

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