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Curbside Recycling Guidelines

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Please put all recyclables mixed together in your blue recycling cart. Put the container out in the street, with the wheels up against the curb, by 6:00 a.m. of your collection day. Place the container at least 3 feet away from your trash cart or any other obstructions like fire hydrants or cars. For more information, please download our Residential Trash and Recycling Guidelines and our Curbside Recycling Guide.

Here's what the City will accept in the recycling bins:

  • Clean, mixed paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Advertising inserts, catalogs, and telephone books
  • Corrugated cardboard, computer paper, and notebook paper
  • Paper tubes, paper bags, wrapping paper, and packing paper
  • Old calendars, file folders, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, etc.
  • Bottles and cans (please empty and rinse)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin and aluminum cans
  • Metal lids from jars and cans
  • Aluminum foil and food trays
  • Plastic bottles, jars, tubs, and trays labeled #1 through #7

Do not place the following items in the recycling bins:

  • Any paper that is soiled or wet
  • Paper towels, tissues, napkins, diapers, paper plates, paper cups, waxed paper, or photographs
  • Other "glass" items such as light bulbs, dishes, window glass, Pyrex, etc.
  • Plastic toys, flower pots, tires, or carpets
  • Gas cans or gas tanks
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam - even with #6 on it

For Questions On Recycling

Call  an Environmental Programs Representative at (760) 955-8615. There’s more to recycling than just cans, bottles, and papers. If you would like information on how to recycle scrap metal, appliances, tires, or household items, or if you would like information on how to mulch your grass or compost, please call the City Recycling Program at (760) 955-8615.

Other Recycling

Victor Valley Residents can also recycle items at the Victor Valley MRF and Buy Back Center. The MRF accepts TVs, computers, corrugated cardboard, and scrap metal, as well as mixed paper, bottles and cans.