Businesses: Recycling (Blue) Bin

Put metals, plastics, paper and glass in the blue bin.  If your blue collection bins are overflowing, you can contact Republic Services at (925) 685-4711 to request more collection services throughout the week at no additional charge. 

For Your Information 

  • You can leave staples and paper clips in your papers.
  • Use a spatula, spoon or paper towel to remove food residue. You can then place the paper towel in your green bin.
  • Republic Services can’t accept polystyrene foam.

Put in Your Blue Bin


  • All colors, lids, caps 
  • Bottles
  • CRV beverage containers
  • Jars


  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (clean)
  • Aluminum pie plates
  • Cookie sheets
  • CRV beverage cans
  • Food cans (clean)
  • Clean pots and pans
  • Tin cans


  • Boxes, packages
  • Books (paperback)
  • Cardboard (must fit in cart)
  • Catalogs
  • Colored and construction paper
  • Computer paper
  • Copy paper
  • Detergent boxes
  • Egg cartons (paper only; no polystyrene foam; if the eggs have broken put soiled cartons in Green Cart)
  • Envelopes with metal clasps (okay to leave the metal in)
  • Envelopes with plastic windows
  • Glossy paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Paper bags
  • Paper packaging with remnant tape
  • Paperboard boxes
  • Paper shreds (in a brown paper bag or clear plastic bag)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Post-its
  • Telephone books


  • Baby wipes containers
  • Bleach bottles
  • Buckets without handles
  • CRV beverage containers (soda, water, juice)
  • Detergent bottles
  • Food containers (no polystyrene foam)
  • Household cleaning containers (empty)
  • Lids and caps
  • Milk jugs
  • Plastic bags (put all dry and clean plastic bags in one) Bag-the-bags!
  • Plastic containers with recycling arrow #’s 1-7
  • Salad dressing bottles 
  • Tub containers with recycling arrow #’s 1-7
  • Water jugs
  • Rigid plastics (such as buckets, laundry baskets, toys) 

Do Not Put in Your Blue Bin

  • Dirty recyclables 
  • Ceramic dishes
  • Drinking glasses
  • Facial tissues
  • Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper cups (food contaminates paper recycling)
  • Plastic utensils
  • Metal paint cans
  • Mirror or window glass
  • Polystyrene foam