Drop-off Recycling – Copy

Enter the Berkeley Recycling Center from Second Street

As you enter the Berkeley Recycling facility turn left towards the drop-off area.

As you enter the Berkeley Recycling facility turn left towards the drop-off area.

In the drop-off area find the appropriate bin for your recyclable items.

Paper, plastic and glass bins are on the right.

Bins for cans, books, paper and clothes are on the left.

Metal, batteries/bulbs, and appliances areas are at the very end of the drop-off.

For quick and convenient drop-off of recyclables, come to Berkeley Recycling on the corner of Gilman and Second Streets in Berkeley.

How to:

  • Safely enter the gate and turn immediately left then pull into a parking spot that allows traffic flow through the area.
  • Please be aware of forklifts and vehicles moving about the facility.
  • Please ensure you dump your materials in the appropriate bin or area.
  • If you need assistance offloading your materials or have any questions get the attention of a recycling aide wearing a safety vest.
  • Look at the Materials Preparation page to learn how to prepare your materials. Please prepare materials before you arrive at the drop-off.

Materials that may be dropped-off for recycling


  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • News paper 
  • Magazines and phone books


  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil and clean pet food cans
  • Aluminum scrap
  • Scrap steel
  • Large and small appliances (no refrigerated appliances)
  • Tin cans
  • Bi-metal cans

Glass bottles and jars, sorted by color

  • Clear
  • Green
  • Brown

Note that window glass, pyrex, drinking glasses cannot be recycled at Berkeley Recycling.


  • #1 PET narrow-neck bottles
  • #2 HDPE narrow-neck bottles
  • Plastic Containers. See Plastics, on this website.
  • Rigid Plastic. See Plastics, on this website.

Household Hazardous Waste

What is it? Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are products that contain harmful chemicals which, if put in the trash, may harm people or the environment.  HHW may contain corrosive chemicals that can cause burns, as well as toxic metals like cadmium and lead. Selected HHW can be dropped off at Berkeley Recycling.

Only specific household hazardous wastes are accepted at Berkeley Recycling including:

For HHW not accepted at Berkeley Recycling see our External Resources page.

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