Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

Can I Recycle This?

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

Can I Recycle This?

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

How Do I Know What’s Recyclable?

A common question, even for experienced recyclers, is “can I recycle this?”

Materials usually are either “dry” and recyclable, or “wet” and compostable. We offer some general guidelines below.

Keep in mind that most materials have some immediate value — bottles and cans alone can yield a lot of cash for school programs and more. See CRV information for residents and schools.

If you want to know more about the issues involved with recycling various materials, consider visiting CalRecycle’s web site, which contains information on many materials.

 

What You Should Recycle

Here is a list of general items that can be recycled in most curbside recycling programs or dropped off at a local recycling facility.  

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

Paper and Cardboard Recycling at Work

CARDBOARD AND PAPER

Please flatten boxes and remove liners
from cereal/food boxes.

PLASTIC CONTAINERS

No Styrofoam™. No plastic bags of any kind.

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

*Learn how to get a refund on eligible containers here

Recycle Plastic Containers
Recycle Metal Cans and Trays

METAL CANS & TRAYS

Rinse items before recycling. Note: aerosol cans must be empty of pressure and product.

  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans and foil

*Learn how to get a refund on eligible containers here

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS

Food jars and beverage bottles. Please remove lids and rinse before recycling.

  • Glass bottles and jars of any color

*Learn how to get a refund on eligible containers here

Recycle Glass Containers

Download our Recycle Bin Flyer

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

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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