Glendale's Recycling Center

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The City of Glendale's Recycling Center is the central processing facility for materials collected in the City's Recycling Program. Sorting lines separate the recyclables at this Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to create bales (cardboard, aluminum, etc.). Companies then buy these bales to make new products. Allan Company operates Glendale's Recycling Center. Watch the below video from the Allan Company website to learn how a Materials Recovery Facility works.

Glendale Recycling Center
540 W. Chevy Chase Dr.
Glendale, CA 91204

(818) 552-2870

Map To Recycling Center


Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 am- 3:30 pm

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day: 7:30 am- 2:30 pm
Christmas Day and New Year's Day: CLOSED
All other holidays: Normal Business hours


The Recycling Center Pays Cash For The Following Recyclable Materials:

  • Newspaper & Mixed Paper 
  • Cardboard
  • CRV Items (Visit for more information)
  • Scrap Metal-Aluminum, copper & stainless steel. 

Drop Off The Following Items For Free (NOT PAID):

  • ELECTRONICS: Batteries (except car batteries), cell phones, computers/towers, radios, tablets, and televisions.
    • $0.35 (Thirty Five Cents) PER POUND CHARGE FOR LOW GRADE ELECTRONICS: Printers, fax machines, DVD/VCR players, VHS/CD's tapes, stereos, speakers, lamps, vacuums, coffee pots, toasters, microwaves, and any items containing circuit boards. Please call the Allan Company 818-552-2870.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES & CONTAINERS: Margarine containers, milk jugs, mouthwash, plastic planters, shampoo, soda, shampoo, and yogurt containers
  • PLASTIC (MISCELLANEOUS): Laundry baskets, non-electric plastic toys, plastic swimming pools and padded mailers with bubble wrap.
  • SCRAP METAL: Brass, copper, copper wire, pans, pie tins, and wire hangers

The facility does NOT ACCEPT:

  • Ammunition
  • Black Plastic
  • Chemicals
  • Clothes/shoes
  • Cookware
  • Explosives/Firework
  • Garden Hoses
  • Lead
  • Light Bulbs
  • Plastic Bags
  • Mattresses
  • Medical Waste (Includes: Medications & Syringes) 
  • PVC Pipes
  • Paint/solvents
  • Pane Glass
  • Pesticides
  • Plastic Eating Utensils
  • Oil/filters
  • Radioactive Items
  • Tires
  • Trash or Wood

Accounts Available For Businesses & Organizations

Large businesses, groups, and organizations can open special accounts at the Recycling Center. With an account, materials can be deposited and the cash value is recorded for payment monthly or on demand.

With an account, you can also authorize the Center to automatically donate cash received from recyclable materials to a designated charity.