Those bottles, old oil cans, magazines and newspapers that have been building up in your garage are recyclable--maybe even valuable. The state Integrated Waste Management Board has released the following list of South Bay recycling centers that accept an array of disposable products. Some centers pay for the materials. The board has a toll-free hot line for recycling information: (800) 553-2962. The line is often busy and does not provide information about prices paid for recylables. Local centers--with phone numbers listed below--provide that information. The following list is distinct from another previously published in The Times, which featured centers certified by the state to pay for beverage containers. For more information about those centers, call the California Department of Conservation's toll-free number, (800) 327-9886.
AL = Aluminum; GL = Glass; ME = Metal; NP = Newspapers; O = Oil; P = Paper; CB = Cardboard; PL = Plastic; HZ = Hazardous Items; PE = Polyethylene; M = Magazines; B = Batteries
Center Name & Address Phone AL GL ME NP O P CB CARSON 90745 ZIP Code Chief Auto Parts 213/518-4230 * 23405-07 Main St. Western Waste Industries 213/374-4006 * * * * * * 2420 Marine Blvd. 90746 Art Paul's Service Center 213/532-2566 * 20240 S. Avalon Blvd. Petroleum Recycling Corp. 213/532-7909 * 16604 S. San Pedro St. Free (5 gallon minimum) GARDENA 90248 Alco Pacific Inc. 213/321-0437 16914 S. Broadway California Metals Recycling 213/515-7135 * * * 17850 S. Vermont Ave. Ideal Metal and Salvage 213/324-1191 * * 18700 S. Broadway South Bay Recycling Inc. 213/327-5778 * * * * * 15001 S. San Pedro St. 90249 Gardena Recycling Center 213/770-3524 * * 1538 W. 134th St. HARBOR CITY 90502 Mobile Recycling/Ralphs 800/266-2453 * * * * 851 W. Sepulveda Blvd. INGLEWOOD 90301 Alpha Beta 714/980-1203 * * 209 Arbor Vitae Boys Market 714/980-1203 * * 1035 S. La Brea Ave. LENNOX 90304 Alpha Beta 714/980-1203 * * 11036 S. Hawthorne Blvd. LOMITA 90717 Frank Scotto Chevron 213/326-1043 * 1975 W. Lomita Blvd. Mobile Recycling/Alpha Beta 800/266-2453 * * * * 2130 Pacific Coast Hwy. LOS ANGELES 90047 Active Recycling Co. Inc. 213/295-7774 * * * * * * 2000 W. Slauson Ave. Basic Fibers 213/753-3491 * * * * * 6019 S. Manhattan Place Boys Market 714/980-1203 * * 1730 W. Manchester Ave. REDONDO BEACH 90278 Chief Auto Parts 213/316-3434 * 224 Prospect Ave. Mobile Recycling/Ralphs 800/266-2453 * * * * 1413 Hawthorne Blvd. Western Waste Recycling 213/374-4006 * * * * * * 2420 Compton Blvd. ROLLING HILLS 90274 Palos Verdes Landfill 213/375-6094 * * * * 26395 Crenshaw Blvd. SAN PEDRO 90731 Goodwill Industries 213/435-3411 * 1st Street & Bandini Blvd. San Pedro Recycling 213/548-0232 * * * * * * 1900 N. Gaffey St. TORRANCE 90501 Smurfit Recycling 213/533-0170 * * * 20502 S. Denker Ave. L & J Reclamation 213/530-8486 * * 23219 Arlington Ave. Mobile Recycling/Alpha Beta 800/266-2453 * * * * 2720 Cabrillo Ave. 90505 Mobile Recycler/Ralphs 800/266-2453 * * * * 3455 Sepulveda Blvd. Mobile recycling/Alpha Beta 800/266-2453 * * * * 4240 Redondo Bch. Blvd. Mobile Recycling/Ralphs 800/266-2453 * * * * 5035 Pacific Coast Hwy. WILMINGTON 90744 Action Sales & Metal Co. 213/549-5666 * * * 1625 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. California Metals Recycling 213/830-8874 * * * 1660 Pacific Coast Hwy. Potential Industries 213/549-5901 * * * 922 East E St.