Recycling is beneficial because it reduces the consumption of raw materials, reduces energy usage, creates jobs, extends the life of landfills, and reduces disposal costs. By doing your part, you can help the environment and potentially save on your trash bill.
For a Recycling Center near you call 1-800-RECYCLE.
See Solid Waste for additional information on residential and commercial recycling.
What Can You Do? Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Reduce the amount of trash you create by not buying over-packaged products.
Reuse everything that you can.
Recycle your cans, bottles, paper, and grass clippings. For more information call 1-888-CLEAN LA
Common batteries such as AA, AAA, C Cells, D Cells, and button cell batteries (e.g. Hearing aid batteries) were banned from disposal in the trash in 2006 because they can contain heavy metals and are corrosive chemicals that can cause burns.
For proper disposal, click here http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/HHW/batteries/sites.cfm
Recycle Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes
Drop off lamps and tubes at designated retail stores, collection events, or centers.
All fluorescent lighting contains small amounts of mercury. Mercury is hazardous to your health, which is why California banned fluorescent lamps from disposal in the trash. If they break, mercury is released.
Please take your fluorescent lighting to Home Depot located at 2707 S Towne Avenue, Pomona
The Tire Recycling program provides for the proper collection, disposal and management of used tires in the City by conducting collection event(s) and developing public education materials for residents.
Recycle your used tires the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month “Free of Charge” at Pacific Tire Service located at 345 North White Avenue in Pomona.
See Link to Used Tire Flyer for more details.
Used Oil Recycle
The goal of the Used Oil Recycling Program provides for the proper collection and disposal of used oil and filters from residents in the City by developing public education materials and conducting collection events throughout the City. Residents can also take up to 5 gallons of used oil to a local automotive facility in Pomona. Click the link to find a Certified Used Oil Recycling Centers near you. For additional information on the program click this link to see flyer.