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Let's Recycle!
Three Bin Waste Collection Program
We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but did you know that recycling can help offset the cost of your monthly refuse rate? The Brea City Council has directed that the credit received from recycling revenue be used to offset a portion of residential refuse rates. Therefore, it pays to recycle. The city’s three bin collection program makes it easy.

  • The following items may be placed in the green recyclables bin. It is preferable NOT to bag these items.
  • In general, most anything that grows can be composted or put in the brown yard waste bin.
  • The following items are considered trash and must be placed in the black trash bin.

Donate Usable Materials
It is best to make a donation of materials that are still usable. This can not only be very helpful to others, but it also benefits the community as a whole by helping to minimize materials headed to the landfill. There is an environmental savings when people practice that familiar saying: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

Here are some suggestions:
For clothing, collectibles or small household items, donate to a local rummage sale fundraiser that may be sponsored by a school or church. Or look for periodic neighborhood pick-ups which are noticed in advance by several regional charitable organizations through postcards or residential bag drop-offs.

You may also deliver your still usable items directly to a non-profit organization such as Goodwill Industries. There is a Brea location at 634 S. Brea Boulevard.

Larger household items such as furnishings and appliances, fixtures like cabinets, lighting, plumbing, doors and windows that may be excess from a remodeling project are accepted by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County ReStores, an operation which will take items in good working condition. Info: 714-434-6202. They also work with contractors in a DeConstruct program to remove recyclable fixtures in preparation for a construction project. The Habitat OC ReStores are also licensed to accept E-waste.

Here are some tips for Back-to-school recycling. 

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