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Can I recycle deodorant containers?

October 4, 2011 |  6:00 am

Recycling deodorant containersPlastic deodorant stick tubes are generally made from polyethylene and can be recycled in L.A.'s blue bins as long as the deodorant containers are empty.

Because policies and recommendations can vary from city to city, each week we ask a sampling of officials from various municipalities to weigh in. Can you recycle plastic deodorant stick tubes in ...

Arcadia: Yes.
Burbank: Not curbside. They can be brought to the Burbank Recycle Center and placed in the plastic film bin.
Long Beach: Yes.
Los Angeles: Yes, if empty.
Manhattan Beach: Yes.
Riverside: Yes.
Santa Monica: No.
Torrance: Only if marked with recycling symbol.
Ventura: Yes.

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Photo credit: Bob Chamberlain / Los Angeles Times

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