Recycling

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.

Newspapers


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.

Magazines


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

Books


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.