All Escondido Residents Have Curbside Recycling at Their Homes

The two most recent additions to the ever-increasing list of household items that can be recycled are Styrofoam™ and aseptic cartons. All Styrofoam™ packing materials will be accepted for recycling except for packing peanuts. Packing peanuts should be either reused or placed in your trash bin. Styrofoam™ food containers placed in your recycling bin must be free of food residue. Aseptic packaging containers include milk and juice cartons, coconut water boxes, soy milk cartons, soup containers, ice cream cartons, and many others. Caps and straws should be removed and cartons should be empty before placing them in the recycling bin.

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Don't Forget!

All rigid plastics #1–#7 should be placed in your recycling cart. Examples: laundry  baskets, lawn furniture, empty and clean kitty litter buckets, garbage cans, nursery pots/trays.  Please do NOT include PVC pipe, vinyl, plastic bags, or plastic sheeting.

Examples of rigid plastics shown below:


Continue to Place The Following Items in Your Recycling Cart

  • All types of paper (no food contamination, plastic/waxy layers, paper towels or tissue)
  • All plastic beverage containers #1 – #7
  • All plastic jugs #1 – #7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin & steel cans
  • Glass jars & bottles (all colors)

For more information, please call Recycling Staff at 760-839-6216.