Recycling Center

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Location and Hours:
The Recycling Center is located at 605 Dimeo Lane, which intersects Highway 1 about 3 miles north of the City limits. The facility is open Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on Sundays, with the following exceptions:

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Closes at 12 noon on December 24 (Christmas Eve)
  • Closed all day December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Closes at 12 noon on December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
  • Closed all day January 1 (New Year’s Day)

The Recycling Center accepts the following items FREE: (please note that some items are accepted when delivered to the    Recycling Center but are not accepted in the blue curbside carts).

Green Check  paper  
     Green Check   Containers  
  • Paper (White and all colors)
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Envelopes
    (windows and stamps OK)
  • Junk mail
    (remove any plastic)
  • Newspaper
    (No need to bag or bundle, no plastic bags or rubber bands) 
  • Magazines, catalogs, phone books
    (no need to bag or bundle)
  • Paperboard
    (cereal boxes, beer and soda packs, shoe boxes, egg cartons)
  • Paper bags (all colors)
  • Corrugated cardboard - No waxed
    (large amounts accepted, no need to bundle)
  • Hardback and paperback books
  • Shredded paper - contained in a paper bag. (No crosscut paper) 


  • Glass bottles and jars  - all colors
    (beer, wine, soda, juice, food, etc.)
    Rinse clean, remove caps, lids, corks; paper labels OK.
  • Metal cans - Keep loose, do not place in a bag. 
    (aluminum, tin, steel, bi-metal, food-aerosol) Rinse clean, paper labels OK.
  • Aluminum - (cans, pie plates, trays, foil wrap)
    Must be clean. Flatten and fold foil.
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, jars and tubs
    Rinse clean, replace caps and lids.               
  • Plastic bags and plastic film (clean, dry, and stretchable) Bag and tie!  Remember to Bag Your Bags!         


  • 5 gallon buckets
  • Molded plastics (like lawn chairs, toys)
  • Nursery pots & microwave trays
  • Laundry baskets
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Plastic hangers


No Symbol  Not RecyCLable  
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
  • Paper plates, paper cups, paper towels, napkins, or       tissues
  • Plastic-coated paper or cardboard 
  • Milk cartons
  • Aseptic packaging (juice boxes, soy milk containers)
  • Wet or food-contaminated paper or cardboard  
  • Crosscut paper (fibers too short) 
  • Blueprints
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam) peanuts, blocks and food containers
  • Drinking glasses and vases
  • Dishware and ceramics
  • Cookware (Pyrex)
  • Window glass and mirrors
  • Light bulbs (incandescent)
  • Non-food aerosol cans
  • Single plastic bags
  • Plastic cups, "clamshell" food boxes and utensils
  • Plastic motor oil bottles
  • Clothing and shoes

 No SymbolOther Non-Recyclable Items:

  • Rubber bands
  • PVC pipe
  • Tarps
  • Carpet (not properly prepared)      
  • Brake fluid (Household Hazardous Waste)
  • Household Hazardous Wastes (Saturday only 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

 Green CheckAdditional items accepted for FREE:

  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (limit 10 per visit)
  • Household batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, button cell and other)
  • Scrap metal
  • Mattresses and box springs (limit 5 items per visit)
  • Used oil filters (drain and place in zip-lock or plastic bag with tie)
  • Used motor oil (call 831-420-5220 to request a free, 2-1/2 gallon container)
  • Anti-freeze, Transmission fluid
  • Auto batteries
  • Computers and monitors
  • Televisions and stereos
  • Small electronics (DVD players, radios, toasters, hair dryers, etc)
  • Motors, engines and transmissions (must be drained of all fluids)

 Green CheckThe Recycling Center accepts these items for a FEE:
            Resource Recovery Facility Fees [PDF]

  • Refrigerators/freezer
  • Water heaters
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Stoves and microwaves
  • Carpet (properly prepared)[PDF]
  • Air conditioners
  • Tires
  • Tree stumps
  • Greenwaste

Customer Service: 831-420-5220

Waste Reduction and  Recycling: 831-420-5591