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What Can Be Recycled?

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What goes in the recycle container?

Paper: Newspaper, Magazines, catalogs, phone books, office paper, envelopes, junk mail, ads, cardboard (flattened), paper bags, paper back books, etc...
Paper may not be plastic laminated, food soiled. or waxed

Metal: Aluminum, tin, or steel cans
Metal must be emptied and rinsed, all aerosol cans must be completely emptied of their contents before recycling.(Aerosol cans containing hazardous materials must go to a S.A.F.E. Collection Center)

Glass: Bottles and jars
Glass must be emptied and rinsed, no drinking glasses, ceramics, dishes, mirrors, window glass, or lightbulbs

Plastic: Soda bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, milk and water jugs, juice bottles, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, rigid (not foamed) plastic, plastics with the following symbols.


All plastic must be emptied and rinsed.


What does NOT go in the container

No Foamed Polystyrene (StyrofoamTM)

No Plastic Bags
Return bags to your grocery store or drop them in the designated bin at the recycle center

No Dirty Paper or Cardboard
Food soiled or wet

No Food Waste

No Yard Trimmings
Grass clippings, leaves, or plants

No Wood Products
No lumber, tree trimmings, furniture, etc...

No Tires or Rubber Materials
Check with local tire shops about used tire recycling

No Hazardous Materials
No paints, solvents, cleaning products, pool and garden chemicals, medicine, sharps needles, thermostats, etc.. (Take household hazardous waste to a S.A.F.E. collection center)

Materials accepted at the Burbank Recycle Center

Scrap Metal: Clean aluminum foil, foil food trays, hinges, metal sheets, aluminum doors, metal chairs, etc.
No wood or plastic attached to the metal please

Plastics: Plastic bags, buckets, scrap plastic pieces, toys, etc...
No metal, wood, pvc, vinyl, expanded polystyrene (styrofoam)

Eyeglasses: Used eyeglasses, frames
Accepted Monday - Friday in the HOPE SUSTAINABILITY CENTER lobby, No eyeglass cases

The following are accepted in limited quantities from Burbank Residents
Monday - Friday only from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Electronic and oil collection closed Saturday and Sunday

Used Oil & Antifreeze: Waste motor oil, antifreeze, and used oil filters

Keep oil, filters, and antifreeze separated. Waste oil drop off is limited to 15 gallons per trip to the recycle center.(It is unlawful to transport more than 15 gallons of hazardous waste at a time) Oil cannot be mixed with dirt, water, solvents, gasoline, diesel, etc. The Burbank Recycle Center pays 10 cents per quart for used motor oil. If payment is desired, notify an attendant before emptying container.

Burbank ID required for the following

Mattresses:  At this time we are no longer accepting mattresses until further notice. Visit for alternate drop off locations. Box spring mattresses only, no foam only mattresses or mattress toppers. For foam mattresses set up a Bulky Item Pick-Up by calling (818) 238-3805

Toner Cartridges: Used printer & toner cartridges

Household Batteries: Alkaline, rechargeable, etc...
Limited to 10lbs per resident per year

Fluorescent Lights: Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights
Limited to 10 bulbs per resident per year

Electronic Waste: Computer equipment, VCR's, DVD players, phones, televisions, microwaves, etc...
Limited to 100 lbs per resident per year

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