Blue Recycling Cart or Bin for Businesses

Put metals, plastics, paper and glass in the blue bin.  If your blue collection bins are overflowing, you can contact us at (925) 685-4711 to request more collection services throughout the week at no additional charge. 

Additional Tips

  • You can leave staples and paper clips in your papers.
  • Lightly rinse out jars and cans with heavy food residue. During the drought, use a spatula, spoon or paper towel to remove food residue. You can then place the paper towel in your green bin.
  • We can’t accept polystyrene foam because when it’s placed in a commingled bin and transported, it becomes contaminated with dirt and other materials. Because most curbside programs do not wash the material, recyclers have a hard time using it.

 

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Put in Your Blue Cart

Glass

  • All colors, lids, caps (rinsed)
  • Bottles
  • CRV beverage containers
  • Jars

Metal

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (clean)
  • Aluminum pie plates
  • Cookie sheets
  • CRV beverage cans
  • Food cans (clean)
  • Scrap metal
  • Tin cans

Paper

  • Boxes, packages
  • Cardboard (must fit in cart)
  • Catalogs
  • Colored and construction paper
  • Computer paper
  • Copy paper
  • Detergent boxes
  • Egg cartons (paper only; no polystyrene foam; if the eggs have broken put soiled cartons in Green Cart)
  • Envelopes with metal clasps (okay to leave the metal in)
  • Envelopes with plastic windows
  • Glossy paper
  • Magazines
  • Milk cartons
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Paper bags
  • Paper packaging with remnant tape
  • Paperboard boxes
  • Paper shreds (in a brown paper bag or clear plastic bag)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Post-its
  • Telephone books

Plastic

  • Baby wipes containers
  • Bleach bottles
  • Buckets without handles
  • CRV beverage containers (soda, water, juice)
  • Detergent bottles
  • Film packaging: packing materials, bread bags, produce bags, plastic wrap, zip lock bags, etc. (put all dry and clean plastic bags in one) Bag-the-bags!
  • Food containers (no polystyrene foam)
  • Household cleaning containers (empty)
  • Lids and caps
  • Milk jugs
  • Plastic bags: shopping bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, produce bags, etc.  (put all dry and clean plastic bags in one) Bag-the-bags!
  • Plastic containers with recycling arrow #’s 1-7
  • Salad dressing bottles (rinsed)
  • Tub containers with recycling arrow #’s 1-7
  • Water jugs
  • Rigid plastics (such as buckets, laundry baskets, toys) 
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No Do Not Put in Blue Cart

  • Ceramic dishes
  • Drinking glasses
  • Facial tissues
  • Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper cups (food contaminates paper recycling)
  • Plastic utensils
  • Metal paint cans
  • Mirror or window glass
  • Polystyrene foam