Recycling PDF Print E-mail


Recycling services available at

Covina City Hall

The following items can be dropped off at Covina City Hall, 125 E College Street, during regular City hours for recycling:

  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Household Batteries
  • Small portable electronics (cell phones, rechargeable batteries, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses


 Drop-off locations for recyclables

Cardboard and paper items can be dropped off at the Recycling Center located just north of the City Yard at 534 N. Barranca.

Bottles and Cans can be recycled for cash.


Ways to Reduce Green Waste


Composting, nature's own way of recycling, is the controlled decomposition of organic material such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and vegetable food scraps.  In order to facilitate composting, Covina residents are eligible to receive a free compost bin and a free kitchen scrap compost pail by attending a Smart Gardening Workshop held in Covina.  Contact the Environmental Services Section to reserve your bin and pail.

Upcoming composting classes

Additional composting information

Gardening and composting instructional videos

What is compost?

Grass Recycling/Grasscycling

Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings will quickly decompose, returning valuable nutrients to the soil.  Beautify your lawn and reduce waste at the same time!

Grasscycling Tips

Additional Grasscycling Information More About Organic Materials

Construction and Demolition Recycling

 Covina C&D Recycling Steps

Covina Recycling Plan Form

Covina Recycling Report Form

Product Reuse

California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)

Los Angeles County Materials Exchange (LACoMAX)

Environmental Section


Air Quality

Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Sustainability

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

California Recycling Law In Effect July 1, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Multifamily and Commercial Recycling: It's the Law! 

California Recycling Law In Effect July 1, 2012.  Please click "Read More" for detailed information.

Used Oil Recycling PDF Print E-mail

used oil

Were you aware, it is illegal to dispose of used oil in the trash, on the street, on the ground, in streams, or in flood control channels? Used motor oil is dangerous. Children should not breathe the fumes or get oil on their skin.

Take used motor oil to these certified collection centers:

Auto Zone, 1445 N. Citrus Avenue - (626) 915-7695

Grand Auto Care, 744 N. Grand Avenue - (626) 331-8390

O'Reilly Auto Parts (Formerly Kragen), 501 N. Azusa Avenue - (626) 339-5888

Pep Boys, 1240 N. Azusa Avenue - (626) 966-1244

O'Reilly Auto Parts will accept your used oil filters. Call centers for hours of operation and quantities accepted.

Click here to find a Used Oil Recycling Center near you.


Beverage Container Recycling Program Changes PDF Print E-mail

Effective November 1, 2013, certified recycling centers will no longer pay commingled rates for aluminum, glass, PETE, or HDPE loads of beverage containers from consumers. Effective November 1, 2013, recycling centers will only pay segregated rates and only for loads of CRV-eligible containers. For more detailed information, please review the attached Segregated Notice. (Eng/Spn)


The law change does not affect commingled rates for curbside programs, certified drop-off or collection programs, or community service programs. CalRecycle will continue to reimburse these programs using commingled rates. 

Consumers that have been receiving payment for commingled materials may now need to find alternative means of recycling non-CRV materials.  Certified Recycling Centers may opt to pay scrap value for these materials, but are not required.  Consumers may place non-CRV materials in their curbside collection containers or utilize special collection programs.  

For the new rates and recycling facilities please click here.

Check Your Number! PDF Print E-mail

Still Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

Did you know that your car may not need an oil change as often as you think? Fewer oil changes saves you time and money, and helps protect the environment! Simply check your owners manual for the recommended oil change interval number for your vehicle!

Check Your Number

For more on the Check Your Number program, click here