The city has recycling receptacles located inside the round-top building across from the Power Plant/City Shop at 4th Street & Price Avenue.

What is accepted and how to sort it:

  • #1 Plastics – This is what soda bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing bottles, etc are made of. Look for the number 1 in the recycling logo on the bottom of the container. Only green and clear containers are accepted. Please rinse clean and remove lids.
  • #2 Plastics – There are two types of #2 plastic, colored and natural. Natural #2 are the color of milk jugs. Milk jugs, butter tubs, detergent bottles, bleach bottles and other containers properly marked with a 2 in the chasing arrow are accepted. 62% of all plastic bottles are made of #2 plastic. Please rinse clean and remove the lids. Flatten if possible. Motor oil containers are not accepted.

***Hazardous materials like syringes are not accepted and should be disposed of properly***

  • Aluminum Cans – Beverage cans only. Aluminum foil or foil containers are not accepted.
  • Steel Cans – Rinse clean, no need to remove the labels. No paint or aerosol cans are accepted.
  • Glass Bottles/Jars – Clear, Amber (brown) or green. Please rinse clean. No need to separate colors. Glass dishes, window glass and light bulbs are not accepted.
  • Chipboard Boxes and Telephone Directories – Chipboard can be identified as a single layer cardboard, including egg cartons, cereal boxes, cake mix boxes and other boxes of this type.
  • Telephone directories should be deposited into the chipboard bin. Please remove plastic or waxy liners and fold flat.
  • Corrugated Cardboard boxes and paper grocery bags – Cardboard can be identified as double layered cardboard. Paper grocery bags should be placed with cardboard because they are made of the same material. Staples do not need to be removed, please fold flat. Contaminated cardboard such as greasy pizza boxes are not accepted.
  • Newspapers – The entire newspaper including the inserts are accepted.
  • Office Pack and Junk Mail – White paper, copy paper, letterhead, computer printout, pastel colored paper, carbonless paper, envelopes (white and pastel only, no dark colored or dark yellow), plastic windowed envelopes without adhesive, direct mailings (please open and remove sample items or plastic cards), faxes, brochures, file folders (manila or pastel only with no adhesives).
  • Shredded Office Paper – Please leave in the bag and place it in the proper bin.
  • Magazines – Any size or type. Catalogs should be placed with magazines.
  • Books – Both paperback and hardback are accepted. Please place books in the chipboard/ telephone book bin.

E-Waste Recycling

The City has also recently joined a regional effort to recycle e-waste.  Every few months a trailer visits Oakley and hosts a day of e-waste collection.  These days will be announced on the TV, in the newspaper, and online.  On these days, individuals and households are encouraged and welcome to bring any of the below items for collection: 

Desktop Computers, Laptop Computers, Personal data assitants, CRT and LCD monitors, Computer Accessories, Computer parts, Printers, Scanners, Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Telephones, Cellular Phones, Answering Machines, Pagers, Televisions, DVD and VCR players, stereos, radios, speakers, tape recorders, calculators, game systems, toner and inkjet cartridges, rechargeable batteries, microwave ovens, etc.

The Oakley Muncipal Code is now availabe online.