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Recycling at Your Business or Work

Many California businesses and apartments are required to recycle. To get started, call your service provider or call 1-888-URECYCLE.


What Can Be Recycled?

Much of what your business currently throws “away” can be recycled. Here is a list of items that can be recycled in most Business Recycling Programs:


  • White and colored office paper
  • Photocopy paper
  • Computer paper
  • Junk mail/Catalogs
  • Phone books
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • All other clean, dry paper

Bottles and Cans

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans and foil
  • PET (#1) plastic bottles
  • HDPE (#2) plastic bottles


  • Rigid containers (#1 through #7)
  • Commercial film



Business Recycling Window Decal

Businesses participating in local community recycling programs have the opportunity to show the business recycling window decal. Businesses displaying this decal acknowledge their participation in bettering the communities they serve through recycling.

To get your window decal, call 1-888-URECYCLE.


Business Hazardous Waste Program

Does your business generate very small amounts of hazardous waste? Programs are available, click here to find out more.


High Desert RMDZ

Grow Your Business in the High Desert by Using Free RMDZ Services!

If your company manufactures with recycled materials you may qualify. The California Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Program provides attractive low interest loans and other incentives to eligible businesses that locate in the High Desert.

For more information, call the High Desert RMDZ Administrator at 1.888.URECYCLE or read CalRecycle RMDZ program description and the High Desert RMDZ profile.