Recycle This


You can recycle the following RINSED/CLEAN/CRUSHED/FLATTENED recyclables.

  • PLASTIC
    • PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS: New for 2021 we need to separate into 3 categories
      • 1) Milk and milky style containers
      • 2) clear plastics
      • 3) colored plastics and lids

    • CLEAN PLASTIC BAGS: We accept all plastic bags except the black ones.  No food or poop PLEASE!

    • HARD PLASTIC: furniture and crates, etc.

  • METAL
    • ALUMINUM CANS: Rinsed and crushed

    • ALUMINUM FOIL: Clean

    • TIN METAL CANS: Rinsed and crushed, separate from the aluminum

    • MIXED METAL: Any other metal, together with the tin cans

  • PAPER
    • CARDBOARD:  Separate from all other paper.  Flattened and tied in bundles.

    • MIXED PAPER, NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES: Tied in bundles or boxed.

    • PAPER EGG CARTONS

  • OTHER
    • BATTERIES OF ALL KINDS
    • SMALL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
    • COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (NO MONITORS)
    • MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
    • PRINTER CARTRIDGES: HP, Samsung, Xerox ONLY
    • VEGETABLE OIL (used): in a closed/sealed plastic container

  • EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 6 (EPS 6): packing foam from electronics and appliances. Not to be confused with Styrofoam. EPS No. 6 is white foam commonly used to package TV’s, home appliances, computers, etc. It is composed of white beads compressed together. If you break up EPS No. 6, unlike Styrofoam, it becomes little round pieces/beads. Some of the foam will be marked with the recycle symbol with a 6 inside it. What do they do with this? So glad you asked! They make awesome insulated energy efficient building materials

Unfortunately we CANNOT accept:

  • Tetrapac containers (coated paper/plastic food and milk packaging)
    • Consider the packaging when you purchase, and only buy recyclable/compostable packaging if possible.
    • Check out our video below to see what part of a Tetrapac you CAN recycle!

  • Styrofoam To-Go Containers (take out food containers)
    • Think about bringing your own container when ordering take out or to bring a doggie bag home with you.

  • Glass
    • All local markets accept SOME brands of glass beer bottles to return them to the manufacturer. Check with your favorite retailer, hopefully they recycle the beer you like! 
    • Our neighbors in La Ventana with the organization No Mas Basura recycle glass, if you’re headed that way connect with them to drop off  glass – they’ll turn it into construction and landscape materials.
    • The welder on the bypass road (Camino de Ancon) takes glass to use for sandblasting. Location HERE
Small actions add up to big impact!