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Recycling is an important civic responsibility that will save precious natural resources, reduce waste, save energy, and decrease pollution. We can help the environment, the economy, and ensure a safer world for future generations by Reducing, Recycling, and Reusing.

Apartments and Businesses:

  • State Law requires that apartment communities/multi-family housing with 5 or more units must recycle. Apartment owners are required to offer recycling and residents are required by law to recycle.
  • State Law now requires that all businesses that generate 3 or more cubic yards of waste weekly to recycle.
  • More information about recycling:
  • CalRecycle
  • Republic Services

Types of material to recycle:

  • Clean, dry paper – junk mail, newspapers, magazines, phone books, catalogs
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Plastic and glass bottles and jars
  • Metal and aluminum cans
  • Metal containers and empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic bags and dry cleaners bags

Organics Recycling

Most people don’t realize how much food is wasted every day. Tons of leftovers and spoiled produce are produced every day and unfortunately, much of this can end up in landfills. However, by managing food sustainability and reducing waste we can help both businesses and those at home save money at the same time. Below are some helpful tips to reduce and recycle:
Planning – Keep a running list of meals and their ingredients that your household already enjoys. Make it a habit to look in your refrigerator and cupboards first to avoid buying food you already have.
Donating Food – By redirecting unspoiled food from landfills to our neighbors in need, individuals can support their local communities and reduce environmental impact. Look into local food banks and food rescue organizations that will redistribute these items.
Learn the difference between sell-by, use-by, best-by, and expiration dates.
Eating Out – Order only what you can finish and take home the leftovers and use them for your next meal. Remember doing your part to reduce and recycle is not only good for the environment, but for your community and future generations as well.

Click here for more information on ways to save and recycle organics.

Don’t put in recycling bin:

  • Broken glass
  • Contaminated or wet paper
  • Plastic Hangers
  • Plastic Toys
  • Garden hoses
  • Rubber tires
  • Hazardous waste – paint, batteries, antifreeze, pesticides, cleaning products, appliances, cell phones, TVs, computer monitors

For information on proper disposal of hazardous waste call Republic Disposal Service at 1-800-299-4898

E-Waste Drop:

Contact Robert Salazar, Hawaiian Gardens Public Works: (562) 420-2641 Ext. 231, or click here to contact by email

How to Recycle:

Separate recyclable materials inside your home and place them in the outside recycling collection containers provided by your apartment community.

For more information: