Centers for recycled newspapers, aluminum cans and glass containers are plentiful in the area. Some centers also take corrugated cartons, other grades of paper and metal, waste oil, plastic bottles, car batteries, telephone books and magazines.
Prices may vary week to week and center to center. Price quotes can be obtained by calling the numbers below, which are in the 818 area code unless otherwise noted. "Donation only" denotes centers that do not pay for recycled materials.
In addition to the recycling centers listed here, reverse vending machines that buy aluminum cans have been placed in parking lots at some area supermarkets.
Moreover, California Glass Recycling Corp., a glass manufacturers' trade group, is in the process of installing igloo-like glass recycling receptacles at Ralphs markets throughout the Southland, including at stores in Burbank, Pacoima, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Encino, Granada Hills, Canoga Park and Woodland Hills. There will be no payment for the glass, but the group says it will donate $20 for each ton collected to organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Burbank Recycle: 720 North Lake St., 841-9700
Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Buys newspapers, computer paper, corrugated (heavy cardboard) paper, white and colored ledger paper, colored and clear glass, aluminum cans and other metal cans.
Basso Distributing Co.: 2505 E. Pleasant Valley Road, (805) 484-2731
Monday and Tuesday only, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans and Coors bottles.
Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo: 1500 Temple Ave., (805) 482-8113
Has drop-off bins for aluminum cans and newspapers at three locations: the club; Santa Rosa Shopping Center on Santa Rosa Road, and K mart on Arneill Road. Donation only.
Pacific Beverage: 166 N. Aviador St., (805) 484-2801
Saturday only, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans.
Reynolds Aluminum Recycling: Canoga Park Bowl, 21022 Vanowen St., (800) 228-2525 (toll free)
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans and other clean aluminum articles
Big Mike's Recycling Center: 16745 Sierra Highway, (805) 251-1547
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans, copper, brass, aluminum and other metals, newspaper, computer paper, car batteries.
Cal-Coast Recycling: 20833 Santa Clara St., (805) 252-0404
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Buys glass containers, waste oil, car batteries and radiators, stainless steel, copper and brass, and other metals, corrugated paper, ledger paper, computer paper and tab cards, newspaper, aluminum cans.
California Public Recycling: 21608 Nordhoff St., 709-4100
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Buys brass, copper, aluminum, other non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, auto batteries, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans.
Valley Recycling Center: 20220 Plummer St., 885-7318
Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans, newspaper, computer paper and cards, white and colored ledger paper, corrugated containers.
Community Recycling Service: 15750 Los Angeles Ave., Space 30, (805) 529-1925
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans, newspaper, phone books and magazines, corrugated paper, white and colored ledger, computer paper, aluminum, copper, brass and other metals.
Thousand Oaks Recycling Center: 1339 Lawrence Drive, (805) 499-1411
Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Buys glass, newspaper, phone books and magazines, corrugated paper, computer paper, ledger paper, other grades of paper, aluminum cans and scrap, brass, copper, heavy steel.
Reynolds Aluminum Recycling: Newhall Bowl, 23700 Lyons Ave., (800) 228-2525 (toll free)
Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Buys aluminum cans and other clean aluminum articles.
Alpha Recycling: 13314 Saticoy St., 982-5800
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Buys various grades of paper, including newspaper, corrugated, cardboard, computer paper and computer cards, white and colored ledger.
First Christian Church of North Hollywood: 4390 Colfax Ave.
Drop-off bins for newspaper and aluminum cans. Donation only.
Joe's Scrap Metal: 7442 Coldwater Canyon Ave., 983-1177
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4: p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 noon.
Buys aluminum cans, clear and colored glass, car batteries, copper, brass and other non-ferrous metals and steel.
Kenco Paper Recycling: 13314 Saticoy St., 764-3785.
Pickup service for commercial generators of waste paper.
North Hollywood High School: 15231 Colfax Ave.
Drop-off bins for newspaper, aluminum cans, clear and colored glass. Donation only.
Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation: 8840 Vanalden Ave., 349-3301.
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Drop-off bins for plastic bottles, clear and colored glass, newspaper, aluminum cans and other metal cans. Donation only.
Reynolds Aluminum Recycling: 8625 Woodman Ave., (800) 228-2525 (toll free)