A-Z Guide (PDF)
Welcome to the OC Recycle Guide. Need to get rid of it but not sure where it goes? Search an A-Z list of recycling options for Orange County residents. Thank you for practicing smart reuse options to help keep unnecessary waste out of the landfills.
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Recycle batteries with a retailer or take to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
Home electronics, cell phones and some digital appliances can go to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. For a list of items, check here.
Some home construction and demolition waste may require recycling before final permits are approved. For details, check here.
Leftover cleaning products, pesticides, flammable or poisonous garden products can go to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. For a list of items, check here.
California retailers can take mattresses for free when purchasing a new one. Or, locate a free drop-off location at www.byebyemattress.com
Medications and sharps should be handled carefully. For tips and more information, check here.
Take leftover or unused paint to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
Check here for propane tanks accepted at OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers.
Some alarms and detectors contain radioactive materials requiring proper disposal. Check here for information.
Soil amounts less than 5 cubic yards can go to a landfill. Larger amounts must be tested and may qualify for fee exemptions.
Some auto retail centers and disposal facilities can recycle tires. For a location near you, visit earth911.com
Painted or chemically treated wood like fence posts and railroad ties require special handling. To bring to a landfill, check here for details.
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