Blue Recycle Cart Information

Here is a list of items that can be placed in your Blue Recycling Cart:

  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Catalogs, mixed paper
  • Cereal boxes, junk mail, phone books
  • Clean empty metal cans
  • Clean plastic and glass bottles and lids
  • Colored papers, aluminum foil, and trays
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Frozen food boxes, envelopes
  • Milk or juice cartons that do not have waxy residue
  • Newspapers, magazines, cardboard
  • Plastic pots, dairy tubs (butter, yogurt)

Not Recyclable

Do not place the following in your Blue Recycling Cart:

  • Clothing or textiles
  • Dirt
  • Electronics, computers, or cell phones
  • Fluorescent lights or batteries of any kind
  • Furniture, mattresses, toys
  • Greenwaste, wood
  • Hoses
  • Household cleaners, solvents
  • Items containing mercury
  • Oil, oil-based paints, antifreeze, pesticides
  • Pet waste
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Styrofoam of any kind (cups, food containers, or packing material)
  • Window glass or ceramics

 View the Blue Recycle Cart Information pamphlet (PDF).

Additional Carts

To help reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill, an additional Blue Recycle Cart may be added to your Water/Sewer/Trash account at no additional charge! Just call the Solid Waste Division at 805-986-6650 to request an additional Blue Recycle Cart.