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Can I recycle plastic?
Yes you can.
The easiest and most common plastics to recycle are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) and are assigned the number 1. Examples include soda and water bottles, medicine containers, and many other common consumer product containers. Once it has been processed by a recycling facility, PETE can become fiberfill for winter coats, sleeping bags and life jackets. It can also be used to make bean bags, rope, car bumpers, tennis ball felt, combs, cassette tapes, sails for boats, furniture and, of course, other plastic bottles.
Number 2 is reserved for high-density polyethylene plastics. These include heavier containers that hold laundry detergents and bleaches as well as milk, shampoo and motor oil. Plastic labeled with the number 2 is often recycled into toys, piping, plastic lumber and rope. Like plastic designated number 1, it is widely accepted at recycling centers.
Please visit our Bottle and Can Recycling page for more details and for locations in the City where you can recycle yoru plastics.
How can we find out more information about recycling.
You are in the right place. Please spend sometime on our City of West Covina website looking through the Environmental Services pages and learn about our many programs in the City. If you still need additional information of have a question please feel free to call us at 626-939-8458 and we will be pleased to assist you.
How do I apply for the Low Income Senior Discount on Trash Service?
Please call the Environmental Services Department at 626-939-8458 to recieve your application for the discount. Or you can download it here and mail it in with the appropriate documentation.
Senior Discount Application