Recyclable Items We are pleased to report that the list of recyclable items continues to grow. Recyclable Items Aerosol cans (completely empty) Aluminum foil, clean Brochures Computer paper Food cans Glass cosmetic bottles Laundry bottles (remove caps and lids) Magazines Paper Phone books Plastics* Plastic bags (all types) Plastic toys Tissue boxes Wrapping paper Aluminum cans Beverage cans Cardboard cereal boxes (plastic lining OK) Coupons Glass bottles and jars Junk mail Ledger paper Newspaper Paper tubes Pizza boxes (clean) Tin cans Used envelopes Egg cartons Glass (unbroken) Non-Recyclable Items Milk/juice cartons Food boxes (non-cardboard) Food waste Greenwaste E-waste (computers, monitors, cell phones) Household hazardous waste (oil, paint, batteries) Tires Compact flourescent bulbs (CFL's) Disposable diapers Dirt/cement/rock Animal waste Animal waste bags Cat litter Paper towels Napkins Tissue Waxed paper Carbon paper Styrofoam Carpet Flooring Mirrors Toothpaste tubes Dishes Ceramic pottery, mugs, dishes Old clothes/shoes Rags/sponges Soiled paper plates Cigarette butts Window glass *Tips for Recycling Plastics Until recently in Ventura County, recyclable plastic was limited to "narrow-necked" containers with a #1 or #2 on the bottom. Thankfully, these restrictions have eased, and county residents and businesses can now recycle a larger assortment of plastics. Here is a list of plastics you can recycle: #1 PETE: Sport water, soft drink, mouthwash, ketchup, and salad dressing bottles; peanut butter containers; food trays. #2 HDPE: Milk, juice, cosmetic, shampoo, dish and laundry containers, yogurt and margarine tubs. #3 PVC: Pipes, clear food and non-food packaging, detergent, and cleanser bottles. #4 LDPE: Squeezable bottles such as honey and mustard. #5 PP: Straws, lids and empty medicine bottles. #6 PS: Compact disk cases, clean plates, cutlery. #7 Other Plastic: Three- and five-gallon reusable water bottles, syrup bottles.