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Safely Dispose of Your Used Motor Oil and Filters
Take your used oil and filter to your local auto supply store at:

  • Kragen Auto Parts
    5305 Beach Blvd.
  • Firestone Tires
    8600 Beach Blvd.
  • 6011 Orangethorpe Ave.
  • Certified Tire & Service Center
    7960 La Palma Ave.

Curbside pickup is also available!

Curbside, Inc. will pickup at your front door. To schedule a pickup, log on to to their website and go to the "schedule appointment button"or call (800) 449-7587.

Safely dispose of your televisions, computers, monitors, printers and other computer devices at no cost.
You can deliver your televisions and computer devices to Silicon Salvage at 1500 N. Dale Street (corner of Page and Dale) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can also purchase working computers at very attractive prices by calling to make an appointment at (714) 523-2425. For more informaiton, visit their website.

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household waste Properly Dispose of Household Toxic Waste
For information concerning the proper disposal of household toxic materials (paint, pool chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners, etc.), or a list of drop-off site locations, directions and hours, please call the Orange County Regional Household Hazardous Waste Disposal information line at (714) 834-4000. The hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 9 am to 3 pm, or visit their wed site here: http://www.oclandfills.com/hazardous

 

Residents of Buena Park can properly dispose of household toxic items at no cost at one of the regional drop-off sites:

  • In Anaheim at 1131 North Blue Gum St. (map)
  • In Huntington Beach at 17121 Nichols St. (map)

 

The State of California adopted two new recycling laws: Commercial Recycling (AB341) and Organic Waste (AB1826).

AB 341
The commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the waste in California much of which is recyclable. The Mandatory Recycling Law (AB 341) states that businesses, including public entities, generating four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services starting July 1, 2012. Businesses can take one or any combination of the following to divert solid waste from disposal: self-haul, subscribe to a hauler(s), arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials, and/or subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation. Visit the CalRecycle website for more information about the Mandatory Recycling Law. Please contact Edco Waste and Recycling at (714) 522-3577to sign up for recycling or find out about your recycling options for compliance.

AB 1826
Recyclable organic waste accounts for about 40 percent of the material Californians dispose in landfills annually. In order for California to achieve its aggressive recycling and waste diversion goals it must recycle its organic waste. The Mandatory Organics Recycling Law (AB 1826) requires that businesses arrange for recycling services for the following types of organic waste: food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper. Multifamily complexes must arrange for recycling services for the same material with the exception of food waste and food-soiled paper. Most organic waste is recyclable through methods such as composting, mulching, and anaerobic digestion. Organic recycling services often accept a wide variety of different types of organic waste.

The requirement to recycle organic waste can be met by taking one or any combination of the following actions, provided that the action is in compliance with local ordinances and requirements.

  1. Source-separate organic waste from other waste and subscribe to an organic waste recycling service that specifically includes collection and recycling of organic waste.
  2. Recycle organic waste on-site, or self-haul organic waste for organic recycling.
  3. Subscribe to an organic waste recycling service that includes mixed-waste processing that specifically recycles organic waste.
  4. Sell or donate the generated organic waste.

Businesses and multifamily complexes must start recycling organic waste by the following dates:

  • April 1, 2016 – generators of 8 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week;
  • January 1, 2017 – generators of 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week;
  • January 1, 2019 – generators of 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week;
  • January 1, 2020 – generators of 2 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, if statewide disposal of organic waste is not decreased by half.

Please contact Edco Waste and Recycling at (714) 522-3577 to sign up for organic recycling or find out about your recycling options for compliance.

To learn more about commercial recycling, including information about how to comply with AB341 and AB1826, visit the Edco Disposal website

Would you like to learn more?

 

Click on the links below to learn more about the importance of recycling and how you and your family can make a difference in the world by reducing the amount of waste you dispose of:

Would you like to know more about the recycling process?

The O.Berk company has some great information on their web site here:
http://www.oberk.com/how-are-plastic-bottles-recycled