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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.
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Recycle batteries with a retailer or take to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
Bicycle tires and inner tubing should not be thrown in your curbside trash or recycle bins.
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.
Pool chemicals are accepted at HHWCCs. Certain equipment made from non-ferrous metals are accepted at local recycling centers.
Power tool batteries should be disposed of at HHWCCs. Working power tools can be donated.
Check here for propane tanks accepted at OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers.
Soil amounts less than 5 cubic yards can go to a landfill. Larger amounts must be tested and may qualify for fee exemptions.
Recycle your solar panels with a retailer or take to a OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
Some auto retail centers and disposal facilities can recycle tires. For a location near you, visit earth911.com
Treated Wood Waste or TWW, is no longer accepted at OC Landfills. TWW is classified as painted or chemically treated wood like fence posts and railroad ties require special handling.
Empty cartridges not attached to a battery are considered landfill waste. If there is liquid or if it's attached to a battery, dispose at a HHWCC.
Carpet recycling is available at select locations in Orange County.
E-bike batteries can be disposed of at OC's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers.
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