This is written text to make Orange County’s Recycle Right Guidelines poster and PDF accessible to people living with disabilities. The Lake Hogan Farms Climate Change Group website features an image of the Recycle Right Guidelines on its Recycling page.
Do not put your cart out unless it is at least half full. That saves fuel, reduces pollution, and lowers cost.
Please don’t bag your recyclables!
Types of Recyclables & Examples
Empty and rinse. Types of plastic containers include:
No pumps, no plastics that contain hazardous waste like motor oil or pesticides.
Empty and rinse. Examples include
- Pet food cans
- Canned food cans
- Beverage cans
GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS
Empty and rinse. Examples include:
- Baby food jars
- Beer and wine bottles
- Sauce bottles and jars
- Food jars
PAPER, CARTONS, AND CARDBOARD
- Cereal boxes
- Milk and juice cartons
- Paper bags
- Paper towel rolls
- Newspapers and magazines
- Flattened cardboard boxes.
KEEP THESE OUT OF YOUR RECYCLING CART
- Ceramic items
- Disposable cups (plastic and paper)
- Food-tainted items (pizza boxes etc.)
- Household glass
- Medical waste
- Plastic bags/wrap
- Shredded paper
- Styrofoam (egg cartons, cups, peanuts)
- Tanglers (cords, hoses, wires, etc.)
Take these items to an Orange County Waste and Recycling Center
- Aerosol cans
- All batteries (car, lithium, etc.)
- Scrap metal/wood
These items are only accepted at the Eubanks Road and Walnut Grove sites
- Clothing or textiles
- Hazardous waste