Guidelines For Automated Collection
Place all refuse (non-recyclable materials) in the burgundy container. The City will not collect refuse outside of the burgundy container.
Do not place construction materials, liquid or hazardous wastes (paint, automotive fluids, chemicals, electronics, sharps, pesticides, batteries) in your refuse container. The Fire Department's Environmental Management Center accepts household hazardous waste. Check the Fire Department Web site
for more details.
All residents and businesses with refuse service through the Glendale Integrated Waste Management Division may subscribe to free recyclables collection. One or more 100-gallon gray automated containers for the collection of commingled recyclables can be provided upon request.
Handouts describing ítems accepted in the City’s Recycling Program can be downloaded here in English, Spanish and Armenian
ALUMINUM, TIN, METAL, & BI-METAL CANS: Juice, pet food, soda, soup, and vegetable cans
BEVERAGE CARTONS: Juice milk, and soup boxes
CDs, DVDs and FLOPPY DISCS: Accepted without cases
CRV: Aluminum cans, glass containers and plastic #1-7
CARDBOARD (flattened): Cereal boxes (liners removed), corrugated boxes, dry food boxes, frozen food boxes, shoeboxes, detergent boxes, paper towel rolls and toilet paper towel rolls
GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS: Beer bottles, food jars, soda bottles, and wine bottles
PAPER: Envelopes, junk mail, magazines, newspaper and inserts, note cards, office paper (white and colored), paper bags, paperback and hardback books (including telephone books), Post-it® notes and shredded paper (in a closed bag/box or clear plastic bag) wrapping paper
PLASTIC BAGS: Grocery and store bags, dry cleaner bags, and newspaper bags (bundled in a tied bag)
PLASTIC BOTTLES AND CONTAINERS (NUMBERED 1-7): Bleach, detergent, juice, lotion, margarine containers, milk jugs, mouthwash, plastic planters, shampoo, soda, shampoo, and yogurt containers
PLASTIC (MISCELLANEOUS): Clean eating utensils, garden hoses if cut into one foot sections, laundry baskets, non-electric plastic toys, plastic coat hangers, plastic swimming pools (cut into four pieces), and padded mailers with bubble wrap, six-pack plastic rings, Styrofoam blocks and Styrofoam peanuts
SCRAP METAL: Bottle caps, brass, copper, pans pie tins, wire, and wire hangers
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN GLENDALE’S RECYCLING PROGRAM (Some materials are accepted at Glendale’s Recycling Center. Visit the following link for a complete list of items accepted when drop-off at Glendale’s Recycling Center.)
CONTAMINATED PAPER: Paper, bags or boxes with oil and food waste (pizza boxes), paper cups, paper towels or wax paper
BROKEN GLASS: Auto glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, fluorescent lights, light bulbs, mirrors, mugs, or window glass
MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS: Appliances, carpet and padding, clocks, cloth, computer parts, construction materials, diapers, dryer lint, food waste, lawn furniture, packaging materials, pens and pencils, phones, tires, wood/lumber, or yard trimmings
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Automotive fluids, batteries, electronic items, garden chemicals, needles and syringes, partially filled aerosol cans (all types) containers for cleaning fluids, pesticides, paint, or pool cleaners. The Glendale Fire Department’s Environmental Management Center located at 780 Flower Street will accept most household hazardous materials. For information contact the Glendale Fire Department at (818) 548-4030 or click here. For information on electronics recycling, click here.
All Glendale Public Works Integrated Waste Management Division customers may subscribe to free yard trimmings collection service. Multi-family buildings and commercial customers are requested to roll out the containers on their trash collection day. The 100-gallon green container for organic yard materials will be delivered to collect:
Materials NOT Accepted
- Grass clippings
- Shrubbery pruning
- Tree trimmings
- Tree limbs less than 6 inches in diameter and sized to fit the container
- Animal Waste
- Fruit and vegetables
- Palm fronds
- Plastic or paper bags
- Stumps larger than 6 inches in diameter and palm tree parts
- Materials should not protrude outside the top of the container.
- The maximum recommended weight for each automated container is 250 lbs. To avoid having the containers from be partially emptied, please do not compact materials into the containers as it may restrict materials from discharging into the automated truck.
- Only Place Containers Out When Full! Recycling and yard trimming containers can be put out every week. Please remember to place containers out for collection only when they are full. The proper placement and collection of full containers will assist the City in achieving greater routing efficiencies.
- The front of the containers should face the street.
- Wheels should be against the curb if placed on the street.
- Place container a minimum of 3 feet from any obstructions such as trees, parked vehicles, and mailboxes and at least one foot from other containers.
- All containers must be out before 7:00 a.m. on your collection day but not before 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection. Containers must be removed from curb by 8:00 p.m. on collection day.
- Containers should be in plain view and not behind any objects.
While you should find the standard three 100-gallon containers adequate for your solid waste management needs, please call the Integrated Waste Management office at 548-3916 if you find you consistently have more materials than the capacity of the three containers.
Last modified: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 12:18:01 PM