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Los Angeles Now Offers Multi-Family Residential Recycling!

Join the recycling world with multi-family recycling in Los Angeles -- what a wonderful system!

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Multifamily Recycling Comes to Los Angeles

Yeah! those of us who have chosen to live greener in dense communities (instead of single family sprawl :-) -- now are treated like real citizens of the realm! We have curbside recycling...or to be more precise, stairway and elevator-side recycling bins.

It was a delight to see the big blue bins arrive...and we now can carry our recyclables down to the garage with us rather than trekking all the way to the recycling center five miles away. It's all about the system, yes it is!!!

What to Recycle With LA's Multi-Family Recycling Program

  • Brown paper bags
  • Cans - Metal, aluminum, steel and tin
  • Cardboard - flattened and put next to the bin
  • Cereal boxes
  • Colored paper
  • Glass bottles & containers
  • Magazines
  • Metal Coat hangers
  • Mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Unwanted mail

What NOT to Recycle With LA's Multi-Family Recycling Program

  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances & electronics
  • Batteries
  • Broken glass
  • Ceramic mugs
  • Cleaning products
  • Clothing
  • Construction debris
  • Food-soiled paper (eg pizza boxes)
  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Gardening pots
  • Glass mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste (eg syringes, bandages, tissues, cotton swabs)
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Pressurized cans
  • Trash
  • Waxed cardboard & paper (eg milk cartons)
  • Yard trimmings


How to Recycle With LA's Multi-Family Recycling Program

  • Please rinse all cans, bottles and plastics before recycling. Crush aluminum cans to save space in the bin.
  • Put recyclable items into the blue recycling bin or store them in a bag or container. Do not tie or close the bag.
  • Empty the container or bag into the blue recycling bin. Reuse the bag or container or recycle it, if it's recyclable.
..and reduce your waste by carrying your own bags or containers to retail stores...by using less paper containers...and by reducing your trash. There are many ways to reduce your waste. Get creative...it can be a treasure hunt! Borrow instead of buy. Rent instead of buying. Share. Create demand -- buy products that contain recycled content! Do things manually -- elbow grease burns calories!

Have fun with this new greener lifestyle! You'll make a difference with pounds and pounds and pounds of junk!

For additional program information:
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation
www.LARecycles.org
Call the HOTLINE at 800-773-2489 or 3-1-1

There are many more resources on the website like neighborhood upkeep, drop-off yards for the unmentionables (I mean un-recyclables), bulky item collection and stopping unwanted mail.

PS: Post this message in your laundry rooms, etc. You'll remind your neighbors about recycling... AND tell them about CaliforniaGreenSolutions.com -- all with one sheet of paper!



Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
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