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Recycling services available at

Covina City Hall

The following items can be dropped off at Covina City Hall, 125 E College Street, during regular City hours for recycling:

  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Household Batteries
  • Small portable electronics (cell phones, rechargeable batteries, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses


 Drop-off locations for recyclables

Cardboard and paper items can be dropped off at the Recycling Center located just north of the City Yard at 534 S Barranca.

Bottles and Cans can be recycled for cash.


Ways to Reduce Green Waste


Composting, nature's own way of recycling, is the controlled decomposition of organic material such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and vegetable food scraps.  In order to facilitate composting, Covina residents are eligible to receive a free compost bin and a free kitchen scrap compost pail by attending a Smart Gardening Workshop held in Covina.  Contact the Environmental Services Section to reserve your bin and pail.

Upcoming composting classes Additional composting information Gardening and composting instructional videos What is compost?

Grass Recycling/Grasscycling

Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings will quickly decompose, returning valuable nutrients to the soil.  Beautify your lawn and reduce waste at the same time!

Grasscycling Tips Additional Grasscycling Information More About Organic Materials

Construction and Demolition Recycling

Covina C&D Recycling Requirements Covina C&D Recycling Steps Covina Recycling Plan Form Covina Recycling Report Form

C&D Recycling Facilities - To find facilities that collect specific types of construction and demolition debris for reuse or recycling,  click here:  C&D Recycling Facilities in LA County.

 Product Reuse

California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)

Los Angeles County Materials Exchange (LACoMAX)

Environmental Section

Trash/Refuse Air Quality Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Sustainability Stormwater Pollution Prevention

*Los Angeles County Recycling Market Development Zone Program*

Do you want to expand your business? Could you use business assistance? The Los Angeles County Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Program can help! The RMDZ program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new business, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, through the RMDZ program, can assist qualifying companies. Click here to find out how you can qualify.

Multifamily and Commercial Recycling: It's the Law! 

New California Recycling Law In Effect July 1, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

New California Recycling Law In Effect July 1, 2012.  Please click "Read More" for detailed information.

Beverage Container Recycling Program Changes PDF Print E-mail

Effective November 1, 2013, certified recycling centers will no longer pay commingled rates for aluminum, glass, PETE, or HDPE loads of beverage containers from consumers. Effective November 1, 2013, recycling centers will only pay segregated rates and only for loads of CRV-eligible containers. For more detailed information, please review the attached Segregated Notice. (Eng/Spn)

For the new rates and recycling facilities please click here.

The law change does not affect commingled rates for curbside programs, certified drop-off or collection programs, or community service programs. CalRecycle will continue to reimburse these programs using commingled rates. 

Consumers that have been receiving payment for commingled materials may now need to find alternative means of recycling non-CRV materials.  Certified Recycling Centers may opt to pay scrap value for these materials, but are not required.  Consumers may place non-CRV materials in their curbside collection containers or utilize special collection programs.