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Can I recycle fast-food cups?

Cold drinks usually come in two types of cups at fast-food restaurants -- entirely plastic or paper coated with polyethylene. In Los Angeles, only cups that are 100% plastic can be recycled in the blue bin. Plastic-coated paper cups must go in the trash because they're considered a mixed material that can't be separated into component parts.

Because policies and recommendations can vary from city to city, each week we ask a sampling of officials from various municipalities to weigh in. Which types of fast-food drink cups can be recycled in ...

Fast food cupsArcadia: Both

Burbank: Only cups that are entirely plastic

Glendale: Both

Long Beach: Only plastic marked with a recycling number

Los Angeles: Only plastic

Manhattan Beach: Both

Pasadena: Only plastic marked with a recycling number

Riverside: Both

Santa Barbara: Neither

Santa Monica: Both

Torrance: Only plastic marked with a recycling number

Unincorporated L.A.: Only plastic

West Hollywood: Both



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-- Susan Carpenter

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