Downey Thinks Green!

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING INFORMATION

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YES -
Cigarette Butts
Diapers
Food Waste
Solid food containers
Styrofoam
Waxed Paper
Palm fronds
Cactus
Ice Plant
Yucca plants

NO -
Dirt
Brick
Concrete
Construction debris
Household appliances
Electronics
Household hazardous waste: (oil, paint, fluorescent light
bulbs)
YES -
Aerosol cans
Aluminum cans
Beer and wine bottles
Brown paper bags
Catalogs
Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.)
Corrugated cardboard
Food jars
Glass juice & soft drink bottles
Glass water bottles
Junk mail
Magazines
Newspaper
Plastic bottles and jugs
Plastic salad dressing bottles
Telephone books
Tin and steel cans

NO -
Styrofoam
Broken glass
Electronics
Household hazardous waste (oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs)
YES -
Grass clippings
Green plants
Garden trimmings
Leaves
Tree limbs under
4 ft. & 4 inches in
diameter
Sawdust
Small wood scraps
Weeds
Wood chips

NO -
Palm fronds
Yucca plants
Ice plants

DO NOT put
your yard waste in
plastic trash bags.

DRY CELL BATTERY COLLECTION:
Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, & 9-Volt place batteries in a clear bag taped to the lid of your recycling cart & set out your recycling cart on the normal scheduled collection day.

WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?

FREE BULKY WASTE COLLECTION
www.calmetservices.com
Bulky waste collected 52 times per year up to five (5) items per pick up.
Call CALMET Services to schedule free bulky waste collection at 562.259.1239.
(Note: Multi-Family customers will be charged a fee for bulky waste collection).

FREE HOLIDAY TREE PICK-UP
December 26th through the following two weeks.
Place your tree out on your scheduled pick-up day.
Trees must be unwrapped, free of ornaments, lights, tinsel & strands.
Trees over 5 ft. must be cut in half. Small trees can be put in the green waste container.

E-WASTE COLLECTION
E-waste collection is free for residents. Call CALMET Services one business day prior to your collection day to schedule a pick-up of televisions, computers, and other electronic waste. 562-259-1239 x 244.
CALMET SERVICES, INC – (562) 259-1239
www.calmetservices.com


"Too Toxic to Trash" - HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND E-WASTE ROUND UP

(Click above on Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste) for more info on upcoming roundups in surrounding cities and for items accepted.

Click here for Business recycling info.

More Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Drop-off Options
The Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers in Los Angeles & San Pedro are also free to Downey residents and will accept your HHW, E-waste, Universal S.A.F.E. Center Waste and Home-generated Sharps. Both sites OPEN EVERY Saturday & Sunday 9AM-3PM

S.A.F.E. CENTERS: WASHINGTON BOULEVARD GAFFEY STREET
2649 E. Washington Blvd. 1400 N. Gaffey St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021 San Pedro, CA 90731

Also, regional collection events are provided by L.A .County throughout the year.

1(888) CLEAN-LA • www.888CleanLA.com
1(800) 238-0172 • www.lacsd.org.


"Safe Drug Drop Off" and Sharps

Drop-off Sites:
Norwalk Sheriff Station Lakewood Sheriff Station Pico Rivera Sheriff Station
12335 Civic Center Drive 5130 N. Clark Avenue 6631 Passons Blvd.

Sites accept sharps, expired medications and controlled substances. Sharps must be disposed of in an appropriate, safe container.
Drop off bins located near station entrances. No questions asked.


Beverage Container Recycling Information

Recycle Beverage Containers for Cash
(800) Recycle (800-732-9253)
www.calrecycleca.gov


Recycle Your Used Motor Oil & Oil Filters:

Some of the centers also collect used oil filters. Those centers are marked with an "*". Click here for more info.
Please call the oil recycling centers for hours of operation and amount of oil accepted. The state certified used oil recycling centers are as follows:

Auto Zone 9920 Paramount Blvd. -- Phone: 776-3393
Auto Zone 13028 Paramount Blvd. - Phone: 869-1545
*Champion Dodge 9655 E. Firestone Bl. - Phone: 800-547-2617
*Downey Auto Wholesale 7255 E. Firestone Blvd. - Phone: 928-3333
*Downey Nissan 7750 Firestone Blvd. - Phone: 334-1089
*Import Car Service 12107 S. Lakewood Blvd. - Phone: 923-2814
*Jiffy Lube 7501 Firestone Blvd. - Phone: 927-8806
*Jiffy Lube 12556 Lakewood Blvd. - Phone: 869-7800
*O'Reilly Auto Parts 7839 Firestone Blvd. - Phone: 861-9971
*Pep Boys 10231 Lakewood Blvd. - Phone: 861-9909
*Firestone Store 9030 Cecilia St. - Phone: 869-1597
*Honda World Downey 11136 Dollison Dr. Phone: 929-7000
*Penske Toyota 9136 Firestone Blvd. - Phone: 843-2112 or 904-5600

COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY RECYCLING INFORMATION

Bin sizes that are available to commercial businesses and Multi-Family include 1, 2,3,4,5 &, 6 yard bins. The fee varies according to the frequency of service, and the number and size of bins that are being serviced.

Multi-Family Commercial Bin Service – FOR RECYCLING

Bin sizes that are available to Multi-Family Commercial include 1, 2, 3, & 4 yard bins. The fee varies according to the frequency of service, and the number and size of containers that are being serviced.

Mandatory Recycling
(commercial and Multi-family properties)

Effective July 1, 2012, a new State Law (AB 341) makes recycling mandatory for commercial and multi-family properties.

· All businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of waste weekly
· Multi-family housing complexes with five (5) or more units

For more information on recycling and trash disposal, you can contact CALMET Services at (562) 259-1239 or visiting their website at AB341.
Information about Multi-Family recycling is available from the California Apartment Association at www.caanet.org/recycling. Commercial Collection Services

AB 1826 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Article V, Chapter 8 (Ordinance No. 09-1252) of the Downey Municipal Code requires that 100% of inert debris and at least 50% of the remaining construction and demolition(C&D) debris generated during a construction or demolition project, be diverted from landfill. Covered applicants are required to complete a C&D Waste Management Plan (Form A) that details anticipated diversion practices, and materials to be recycled or reused. The Waste Management Plan Compliance Report (Form B) must be submitted 30 days after the completion of the project.

Waste Management Plan – Form A
Waste Management Plan – Form B

RECYCLING FACILITIES

For more recycling information contact the Downey Recycling Division at (562) 904-7103 or contact:

Los Angeles County
Department of Public Works
(888) 253-2652
www.cleanla.com

California Department of Resources
Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
www.calrecycle.ca.gov

CALMET Services, Inc.
(562) 259-1239
www.calmetservices.com