City of Cypress

5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6700

City of Cypress Recycling Program


Valley Vista Services New Start Up Information

Valley Vista Services Website
Trash & Recycling Frequently Asked Questions
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law

In 1991, the City of Cypress implemented a curb side recycling program. This program was started in response to state legislation which mandated all California cities and counties to divert 25% of trash generated by 1995 and 50% by 2000. Valley Vista Services of Orange County, the City's franchise trash hauler, picks up recycling containers in accordance with a recycling schedule. The following is a listing of items that are recyclable and and non-recyclable:

Household Hazardous Waste

should never be placed in Valley Vista Services Trash, Recycling, or Green Waste Carts
For example but not limited to:
Antifreeze
Abrasive Cleaners
Batteries
Fluorescent tubes or bulbs
Motor Oil
Paint
Pesticides
Prescription Drugs
Sharps/Syringes/Lancets
Transmission Fluid
Contaminated Carts will be tagged and not serviced.
E-waste Recycling & Disposal Information
Battery Recycling - Cypress residents only

The County of Orange has four locations that collect hazardous and electronic waste. The closest to the City of Cypress is located in Huntington Beach at 17121 Nichols Street - see map (at Rainbow Disposal, off Warner Ave. between Beach Blvd. and Gothard Street, use Gate 6). For more information call (714) 834-6752 or www.oclandfills.com

Black Cart - Trash

Blue Cart - Recycling

Green Cart - Green Waste

Bamboo
Bagged pet waste & litter
Broken glass
Broken dishes
Cactus
Ceramic
Cereal liners
Chip bags
Dirty or Soiled paper
Disposable diapers
Drycleaner bags
Egg cartons (Styrofoam)
Empty motor oil & antifreeze containers
Food waste
frozen food boxes
Garden hoses
Incandescent & halogen light bulbs only
(no fluorescent tubes or bulbs)
Invasive plants
Ivy
Juice cartons and boxes
Milk cartons
Mini-blinds
Mirrors
Palm fronds
Plastic bags
Plastic bakery trays
Stretch wrap
Styrofoam & packing peanuts
Tissue paper (Kleenex, etc.)
Toys (plastic)
Take-out containers
Wax & plastic-coated cardboard
Window glass
Aluminum trays and plates
Bleach bottles (#2 plastics)
Brown paper bags
Can (metal food and drink cans)
Cardboard boxes (corrugated)
Catalogues
Cereal boxes (without liners)
Cigarette packages
Computer paper
Cream bottles
Detergent boxes (laundry)
Dish soap bottles (#2 plastic)
Egg cartons (paper)
Envelopes
Gift wrap (non-metallic)
Glass bottles & jars & lids
Juice bottles (#1 plastic)
Junk mail
Magazines
Newspapers and fliers
Office paper
Paints cans (empty)
Paper towel tubes
Photocopy paper
Pizza boxes (clean)
Plastic containers
Prescription bottles (empty)
Salad dressing bottles (rinsed)
Shampoo bottles (#1 & #2)
Shoe boxes
Telephone books
Tissue boxes
Toilet paper tubes
Tub container (#1-#7)
Water Jugs
Branched (less than 4ft. long and 4 inches in diameter)
Brush
Flower cuttings
Flowers
Garden trimmings
Grass
Hay
House plants
Lawn clippings
Leaves
Pruning
Shrubbery
Straw
Tree Twig (less than 4 ft. long and 4 inches in diameter)
Weeds
Wood chips
Yard waste
No palm fronds/Ivy/or Bamboo
No plastic bags
No Rocks or Dirt