Adopt the 3 R's of Recycling to minimize harmful effects on the environment: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Beverage Recycling in Corona
Look for the SmartBellys trash and recycling cans at your local parks, and even at the entrance of the Skyline Trail. Take advantage of these public cans that use solar energy to compact trash!
Meet Cal and Cali, they are your local recycling buddies. You might find them in your local elementary school or at a City facility. Cal and Cali are here to encourage young children to start recycling. The goal is to have them start at school and bring this practice home.
Have you seen the bottle shaped bins around town? These bins can be found at city facilities and are part of a Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program. The city uses these at the community centers and for major events. Recycle your bottles and cans instead of throwing them in the trash.
28% of consumers throw their batteries in the trash, which definitely is not very green. 81% of consumers agreed that they would recycle their batteries if it was more convenient. Fortunately, the City of Corona has made battery recycling a piece of cake. The Department of Water and Power has established battery collecting bins at Corona City Hall and the Corona Public Library. Drop off your used/old batteries today!
Used Oil Recycling Program
Did you know that motor oil that is thrown away or poured into the ground can pollute the soil, groundwater, and much more? Recycling used oil can help reduce the risk of polluting Corona’s natural resources.
The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) now offers free recycled used oil kits to help residents reduce the pollution of motor oil. Kits include rags, funnels, containers and more! Call Corona DWP at (951) 736-2234 or email the Water Resources Team at StopTheDrop@CoronaCA.gov to find out more or fill out the Free Used Oil Recycling Kit Online Form.
To recycle your used oil, you can contact Waste Management at 1-800-423-9986 to schedule a pickup. If you are interested in recycling your used motor oil for an incentive, you can visit www.CalRecycle.CA.gov to find a Certified Used Oil Collection Center nearest you and find out more. Certified Used Oil Collection Centers will pay residents 40 cents per gallon for used motor oil.
Waste Prevention Tips
To help reduce the environmental impact of human activities, adopt the hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Household Hazardous Waste
- Buy in bulk when possible.
- Buy only what you need.
- Buy and use cloth shopping bags instead of plastic or paper bags.
- Purchase durable items that will last a long time like rechargeable batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Use dish towels instead of paper towels.
- "Grass-cycle" your lawn trimmings by leaving them directly on the lawn after mowing.
- Compost your landscape trimmings and kitchen scraps with a backyard composting bin.
- Turn off all water taps promptly; don't waste water.
- Wash only full loads of laundry.
- Have your name removed from mailing lists of companies you don't purchase from.
- Make a few copies of a document to share instead of making one copy for each individual.
- Use electronic mail to communicate or to send messages.
- Replace styrofoam cups/plates with ceramic or paper items.
- Proofread documents on screen before printing.
- Donate usable but unwanted items to charitable organizations.
- Convert scrap paper into memo pads.
- Reuse plastic food containers.
- Use old clothing as a cleaning cloth.
- Donate wire coat hangers to participating dry cleaners.
- Reuse used envelopes for sending internal mail.
- Use the other side of used paper for drafting, printing, and taking notes.
- Newspapers, cardboard, mixed paper, junk mail, cereal boxes, magazines, phone books, aluminum cans, tin/steel cans, plastic bottles, glass/plastic food and beverage containers.
- Receive cash back for your beverage recyclables at participating buy back centers in Corona. Find a Recycling Center.
- Grass clippings, leaves, weeds, tree limbs/branches and small cuttings from bushes and shrubs.
- Used motor oil can be recycled in the City's residential curbside collection program or at participating recycle centers that can be found online at Cal Recycle's website.
- Recycler Starter Kits
- California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Cal Recycle)
- Cal Recycle FAQs about AB 341
- More information about California's business recycling requirements
- Resources for businesses, including economic incentives, existing programs, and other useful recycling information is also provided by Cal Recycle.
- Information and resources regarding business waste reduction
- Waste Management's AB341 Information
- View the WM Press Release