Buena Park CA Recycling Policy

Buena Park CA Recycling Center


Recycling Policy 

Buena Park CA makes it easy and convent to recycle by taking pretty much anything you can think of. From plastic bags at the local grocery store, to shredded paper Buena Park CA takes more items than any other city or town that I have researched thus far. The main reason being that they have a stream line recycle system and have dedicated a ton of time to ensure that less waste ends up in our landfill.  You can also start or stop service at any time by filling out a forum online. Below is a list of items that you can and cannot recycle. Please make sure that you clean all of your recycling items. If you don't, then the majority of your recycled items will end up in the landfill. For more information, please check out their website: https://www.edcodisposal.com/buena-park/recycling-information/

Materials we can recycle:

Glass Bottles & Jars

Recycle all food and beverage containers—clear and colored glass. No need to remove labels though.


Flatten or cut boxes to a size that fits comfortably inside recycling cart.


Recycle your newspaper and everything that is delivered with it—including inserts, coupons, etc.


Recycle aluminum cans and steel cans—including clean & dry paint cans, and empty aerosol cans. Also, recycle aluminum foil.

Plastic Containers

Recycle all rigid plastics, such as bottles, jugs, and jars, marked  to , and all beverage containers labeled "CA Redemption Value" or "CA Cash Refund" including:

  • Food & Beverage Containers — Milk, soda, water, salad dressings, cooking oil, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, etc.
  • Jars & Canisters — Peanut butter jars, mayonnaise jars, aspirin bottles and 35mm film canisters.
  • Cleaning Products & Detergents — Bleach, detergent, soap, shampoo, drain cleaners, etc. (Containers must be empty.)
  • Automotive & Yard Care Products — EMPTY motor oil, antifreeze, plant food and herbicide containers.
  • Miscellaneous Rigid Plastics — Including, but not limited to, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic drums, totes & empty garbage cans, plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, and pet carriers, plastic toys, plastic agricultural trays/pots, plastic pallets, and other mixed plastic containers.

Look on the bottom of a plastic item and you should find the "chasing arrow" symbol with a number in the center like the two shown ( to ).

Mixed Paper

Recycle virtually all clean and dry paper including: writing paper (all colors), computer paper, Xerox paper, "no carbon required" (NCR) forms, catalogs, brochures, magazines, junk mail, phone books, post-it type notes, and shredded paper (place shredded paper inside paper bags to contain shreds). EDCO accepts them all, PLUS if those items have staples, window envelopes, or even those little metal clasps on legal envelopes, they're OK, too! But, please, no large metal items like clasps on Acofastener notebooks or 3-ring binders.

You can also recycle cereal boxes and other clean food packaging, including cake boxes, flour bags, frozen dinner boxes, paper egg cartons, and soda/beer 12-pack carrying boxes. Also recycle paper grocery bags, gift boxes, shoe boxes, paper gift wrap, calendars, and core tubes from paper towels, etc.

Recycling Alternatives:

  • Plastic grocery bags can be returned to grocery stores for recycling or they can be reused.
  • Batteries and light bulbs need to be disposed of properly and not placed in trash or recycling containers. 

Large items

Items that are too large to place in blue recycling cart can be dropped off at no cost at any of the Buyback Centers.

  • For more information on Boston's recycle policies please check out: https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works/recycling-boston#what-we-can-recycle

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