The City has recycling receptacles located inside the round-top building on the corner of 4th Street and Price Avenue.

What is Accepted & How to Sort it

#1 Plastics

This is what soda bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing bottles, etc are made of. Look for the # 1 in the recycling logo on the bottom of the container. Only green and clear containers are accepted. Please rinse clean and remove lids.

#2 Plastics

There are two types of No. 2 plastic, colored and natural. Natural No. 2 are the color of milk jugs. Milk jugs, butter tubs, detergent bottles, bleach bottles and other containers properly marked with a 2 in the chasing arrow are accepted. 62% of all plastic bottles are made of No. 2 plastic. Please rinse clean and remove the lids. Flatten if possible. Motor oil containers are not accepted.

Note: Hazardous materials like syringes are not accepted and should be disposed of properly.

Aluminum Cans

Beverage cans only. Aluminum foil or foil containers are not accepted.

Steel Cans

Rinse clean, no need to remove the labels. No paint or aerosol cans are accepted.

Glass Bottles / Jars

The glass bottles/jars must be clear, amber (brown) or green. Please rinse clean. No need to separate colors. Glass dishes, window glass and light bulbs are not accepted.

Chipboard Boxes and Telephone Directories

Chipboard can be identified as a single layer cardboard, including egg cartons, cereal boxes, cake mix boxes and other boxes of this type. Telephone directories should be deposited into the chipboard bin. Please remove plastic or waxy liners and fold flat.

Corrugated Cardboard Boxes and Paper Grocery Bags

Cardboard can be identified as double layered cardboard. Paper grocery bags should be placed with cardboard because they are made of the same material. Staples do not need to be removed, please fold flat. Contaminated cardboard such as greasy pizza boxes are not accepted.


The entire newspaper including the inserts are accepted.

Office Pack and Junk Mail

The following are considered acceptable:
  • Brochures
  • Carbonless Paper
  • Computer Printout
  • Copy Paper
  • Direct Mailings - Please Open and Remove Sample Items or Plastic Cards
  • Envelopes - White and Pastel Only, No Dark Colored or Dark Yellow
  • Faxes
  • File Folders - Manila or Pastel Only With No Adhesives
  • Letterhead
  • Pastel Colored Paper
  • Plastic Windowed Envelopes Without Adhesive
  • White Paper

Shredded Office Paper

Please leave in the bag and place it in the proper bin.


Any size or type. Catalogs should be placed with magazines.


Both paperback and hardback are accepted. Please place books in the chipboard / telephone book bin.

Oakley Municipal Code

The Oakley Municipal Code is now available online.