Recycling is Easy with EDCO!
With our commingled recycling program, you can put all of your recyclables in one container. All you need to remember is what you CAN and what you CAN’T put in your blue recycling cart.
Additional blue recycling carts are available at no additional cost! Click here to place request.
Mixed Paper & Cardboard:
- Writing Paper
- Computer Paper
- Flattened Cardboard
- Flattened Boxes
- File Folders
- Junk Mail
- Phone Books
- Shredded Paper
- Paper Packaging
- Paper Bags
- Styrofoam Packaging (NO Packing Peanuts) Currently San Diego County only.
- Aluminum Cans
- Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
- Steel (tin) Cans
- All Plastic Bottles, Jugs & Containers marked
through or labeled "CA Redemption Value"
Disposable plates or cups, paper towels, tissue, carbon paper, plastic bags (NO plastic grocery bags, newspaper delivery bags or chip/snack bags), ceramics, drinking glasses, Styrofoam packing peanuts, mirrors, wax-paper milk or juice cartons, batteries, light bulbs, clothing or shoes.
EDCO's Recycling Guidelines
Glass Bottles & Jars
Recycle all food and beverage containersclear and colored glass. Please rinse. No need to remove labels though.
Flatten or cut boxes to a size that fits comfortably inside recycling cart.
Recycle your newspaper and everything that is delivered with itincluding inserts, coupons, etc.
Recycle aluminum cans and steel cansincluding clean & dry paint cans, and empty aerosol cans. Also recycle aluminum foil.
Recycle all rigid plastics, such as bottles, jugs, and jars, marked to , and all beverage containers labeled "CA Redemption Value" or "CA Cash Refund" including:
- Food & Beverage Containers Milk, soda, water, salad dressings, cooking oil, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, etc.
- Jars & Canisters Peanut butter jars, mayonnaise jars, aspirin bottles and 35mm film canisters.
- Cleaning Products & Detergents Bleach, detergent, soap, shampoo, drain cleaners, etc. (Containers must be empty.)
- Automotive & Yard Care Products EMPTY motor oil, antifreeze, plant food and herbicide containers.
- Miscellaneous Rigid Plastics Including, but not limited to, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic drums, totes & empty garbage cans, plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, and pet carriers, plastic toys, plastic agricultural trays/pots, plastic pallets, and other mixed plastic containers.
Look on the bottom of a plastic item and you should find the "chasing arrow" symbol with a number in the center like the two shown
( to ).
Recycle virtually all clean and dry paper including: writing paper (all colors), computer paper, Xerox paper, "no carbon required" (NCR) forms, catalogs, brochures, magazines, junk mail, phone books, post-it type notes, and shredded paper (place shredded paper inside paper bags to contain shreds). EDCO accepts them all, PLUS if those items have staples, window envelopes, or even those little metal clasps on legal envelopes, they're OK, too! But, please, no large metal items like clasps on Acofastener notebooks or 3-ring binders.
You can also recycle cereal boxes and other clean food packaging, including cake boxes, flour bags, frozen dinner boxes, paper egg cartons, and soda/beer 12-pack carrying boxes. Also recycle paper grocery bags, gift boxes, shoe boxes, paper gift wrap, calendars, and core tubes from paper towels, etc.
- Plastic grocery bags can be returned to grocery stores for recycling or they can be reused.
- Batteries and light bulbs need to be disposed of properly and not placed in trash or recycling containers. Visit our website for proper disposal of HHW items.
Items that are too large to place in blue recycling cart can be dropped off at no cost at any of our Buyback Centers.