Holiday Organics Recycling

Recycling Holiday Food Waste? Piece of Cake! How Does This Work? Bagging your food waste separately lets your yard waste bin hold two separate waste streams at the same time: What Food Can Be Recycled? If it once breathed or grew before you ate it, it can be recycled. That includes meat bones, candy canes, cake (okay, if you must), coffee grounds and all fruits and vegetables. Click here for our Residential Organics Recycling Guide Why Recycle Food Waste? Once... continue reading »"Holiday Organics Recycling"

SB 1383 Information and Resources

SB 1383: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) Summary In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383, establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. Methane emissions resulting from the decomposition of... continue reading »"SB 1383 Information and Resources"

Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program

The Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program is a free program that assists businesses in becoming environmental leaders by incorporating waste reduction practices into their business models. Below, you will find the electronic application, the program brochure, and additional details about the Program. Program Information Zero Waste Partner Program Brochure Zero Waste Partner Program Waste Reduction Goals Join the Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program Business Address * Business Address Business Address Business Address City City State/Province... continue reading »"Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program"

Zero Waste Pasadena 2040

What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is a philosophy and design framework that promotes not only reuse, recycling, and conservation programs, but also, and more importantly, emphasizes sustainability by considering the entire life-cycle of products, processes, and systems. In this Zero Waste Strategic Plan (Zero Waste Plan), we will use the term “Zero Waste” to mean both reducing waste at the source and maximizing diversion from landfills, with the overall goal of striving for Zero Waste. Zero Waste is not necessarily 100 percent recycling but it shifts the... continue reading »"Zero Waste Pasadena 2040"

Mulch Recycling

Mulch Giveaway Program Stop by Robinson or Victory Park to pick up FREE mulch for your landscape. Mulch is available for pickup from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. while supplies last. Please bring a shovel, containers, gloves and eye protection to collect the mulch. Robinson Park 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Victory Park 2575 Paloma St. This mulch comes from City trees that have been removed and recycled. Adding mulch to landscapes is an easy way to save water. Mulch... continue reading »"Mulch Recycling"

Commercial Recycling

Why Recycle State law (AB341) now requires apartment communities/multi-family housing with 5 or more units to recycle. Recycling may provide opportunities to save money. Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California’s landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations. Many apartment residents are requesting recycling; providing recycling helps promote your community as environmentally friendly and may help fill vacancies. Types of Material to Recycle Clean, dry paper Cardboard and chipboard Plastic... continue reading »"Commercial Recycling"


Pay-As-You-Throw is the trash collection system that is tailored to single family residences and multi-family units of four or less where your cost for collection is based upon how much you recycle and how much your family throws away. The smaller your waste container and the more you recycle, the less you pay. There are three different sizes of mixed waste containers (the green lid): 32 gallons, 60 gallons, 100 gallons. You can down size your waste container for free... continue reading »"Pay-As-You-Throw"

Used Motor Oil/Filter Certified Collection Centers

Used Motor Oil & Filter Certified Collection Centers O’Reilly Auto Parts 919 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA (626) 797-9525 O’Reilly Auto Parts 1860 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626) 585-9084 AutoZone 550 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA (626) 798-6745 Pep Boys 1135 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626) 793-8181 Jiffy Lube 1420 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA (626) 793-9896 Firestone Complete Auto Care 1110 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626) 578-0351 Jiffy Lube 1603 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena, CA (626)... continue reading »"Used Motor Oil/Filter Certified Collection Centers"