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Learn what is recyclable and how to properly recycle in the High Desert and Mountain area.

Can I Recycle This?

Learn what is recyclable and how to properly recycle in the High Desert area.


This video explains what you can recycle in your curbside recycling bin in the San Bernardino County Desert and Mountain communities. 

Recyclables Accepted Curbside

There are four main categories of items that can be recycled in most curbside recycling programs or dropped off at a local recycling facility:

  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Metal Cans & Trays
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers

It’s important to follow your town or county’s recycling rules, check with your hauler to make sure you’re recycling right.

Paper Recycling Examples in Workplace

Paper and Cardboard

Paper and Cardboard Recycling Tips

  • Clean, dry, and free of food waste
  • Flatten boxes
  • Remove liners from cereal/food boxes
  • Plastic window envelopes and staples are okay
  • No spirals from notebooks
Glass Containers for Recycling

Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Glass bottles and jars of any color, shape or size

Glass Bottles & Jars Recycling Tips

Metal Cans for Recycling

Metal & Aluminum Cans 

  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans, foil, and trays

Metal & Aluminum Recycling Tips

  • Clean, dry, and free of food waste
  • Aerosol cans must be empty of pressure and product
Plastic Containers for Recycling

Plastic Bottles & Containers

  • Rigid containers (#1, #2, #5)
  • PET (#1) plastic bottles
  • HDPE (#2) plastic bottles

Plastic Bottles & Container Recycling Tips

Download our Recycling Flyer

Download our handy printable flyer and post it on your refrigerator or near your recycling bins to remind everyone about what belongs there.

Recyclables Not Accepted Curbside

Below are items that can (and should) be recycled, but are not accepted in most curbside recycling programs, therefore you will need to make special arrangements for proper recycling.

Find Your Hauler

The best place to start for information about your local curbside recycling service is to contact your hauler.

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