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Department of Public Works

  •  Commercial Recycling 

    Why Recycle

    •  State law (AB341) now requires apartment communities/multi-family housing with 5 or more units to recycle.

    •  Recycling may provide opportunities to save money.

    •  Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California’s landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations.

    •  Many apartment residents are requesting recycling; providing recycling helps promote your community as environmentally friendly and may help fill vacancies.

    Types of Material to Recycle 

    •  Clean, dry paper

    •  Cardboard and chipboard

    •  Plastic (1-6) and glass bottles and jars

    •  Metal and aluminum cans

    •  Metal containers and empty aerosol cans

    •  Plastic bags and dry cleaner bags, bundled

    •  Styrofoam

    How to Get Started 

    It’s easy to recycle at your business.

    •  Make sure your business has arranged for recycling services; private haulers can provide separate recycling receptacles upon request for an additional fee.

    •  Help employees learn which items can be recycled.

    •  Separate recyclable items from trash inside your business.

    •  Place your recyclable items in external recycling containers for pickup.

    •  Make sure employees, especially clean up staff, know about your recycling program.

    •  Any business or individual may donate, sell and/or otherwise arrange for the pickup of
    recyclable materials.

    •  For optimum participation, recycling containers should be placed near waste generation source and should be clearly labeled.

    •  Mixed waste may be sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for diversion of recyclables.

    Where to Go for More Information 

    •  Email: recycle@cityofpasadena.net

    •  www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks/Franchise_System_Requirements

    •  Public Works Customer Service (626) 744-4087