Department of Public Works
dpw.lacounty.gov

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Bins Carts

Green Bins Example

What goes in

No
Yes, it is recyclable paper, plastic, glass, or aluminum.
  • Newspaper
  • Paper board
  • Cardboard, corrugated boxes
  • Cardboard cereal & cracker boxes, etc.
  • 6-pack cartons
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Magazines
  • Glossy paper
  • Junk mail
  • Stationery & envelopes
  • Any high grade/uncoated paper
  • Binder/notebook paper, any color
  • Telephone books
  • Aluminum cans, foil, trays
  • Tin cans & bi-metal cans
  • Glass bottles, jars (empty & rinsed)
  • Any color glass bottles or jars
  • All plastic food containers #1 & #2
  • Plastic bottles and containers, such as
  • Shampoo, detergent, bleach, milk, soda,
  • Water and aspirin containers, etc.
  • Microwave food trays
  • Frozen food boil-in-bag pouches

What doesn't go in

No
No, it is NOT recyclable plastic, glass, aluminum, or paper
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ovenware
  • Ceramic pottery, cups, dishes
  • Windowpane glass or mirror
  • Plastic wrap
  • All wax laminated cartons/containers (e.g., milk & juice cartons, & soy milk boxes)
  • Plastic motor oil bottles
  • Plastic or wax coated paper and cartons
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Microwave food boxes
  • Wax cereal/cracker box liners
  • Books
  • Gummed or glued bindings
  • Paper towels, napkins, tissue paper
  • Paper plates, soiled paper
  • Adhesive backed or sticky notes
  • Carbon paper, thermal fax paper
  • Aluminum foil boxes
  • Fast food wrappers
  • Pet food bags
  • Scrap metal
  • Light bulbs
  • Styrofoam
  • Clothing
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food waste
  • Disposable diapers

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