FAQ

Do you recycle paper?
Yes, please see a list of items we recycle at: http://www.ocrecycling.com/materials/
Do you recycle Electronics?
Yes, please see a list of items we recycle at: http://www.ocrecycling.com/materials/
Can you pick up at my home?
Yes, we provide pickup service. Please see our web page to explain the process and terms: http://www.ocrecycling.com/services/recycling-pickup-santa-ana
Can you pick up at my business?
Yes, we provide pickup service for businesses. There may be a charge depending on the items you have and the quantity. In general the larger the load the better of for everybody.
Is there a charge for pickup service?
It depends on what material you have and the quantity. If you are not affiliated with a business see our web page to explain the terms and process: http://www.ocrecycling.com/services/recycling-pickup-santa-ana
Do you provide recycling services for business?
Yes, we do. You can email us at [email protected], or call in and ask to speak with the business service coordinator.
Why should my business recycle with OC Recycling?
We recycle more types of material than any other recycler. We can handle all your recycling needs with one phone call. Our prices are competitive, and our service is unbeatable.
Do you provide bins?
Yes we provide bins to businesses. We have many types of bins please see: http://www.ocrecycling.com/equipment/
Do you rent balers?
Yes, we can provide the right baler for you. Email us at [email protected], or call and ask to speak to the business service coordinator.
How many TV's can I recycle?
You can only recycle your own TV’s. So whatever is reasonable that you would have and use for your own home.
Can I collect TV's for recycling?
Yes you can, but there is a process. You must provide the name address and phone number of the person you collected the TV from. You must then present it the Cashier when you visit OC Recycling. The cashier will call each number and verify all the information.
Can I recycle the TV's and monitors from my business?
Yes. If you are willing to provide the name address and phone number of your business, and your business used the TV’s for its own use, then we can recycle them.
Eligible businesses:
Hotel, motel, Sports Bar, Hospital and any business that can justify the use of a TV or monitor.
Can I recycle paint at your facility?
No, we don’t accept paint or any other hazardous substances. For a list of all prohibited items please visit our web page at: http://www.ocrecycling.com/materials/
Do you recycle Liquor and Wine Bottles?
Yes, we recycle them as a courtesy even though there is no value. We accept all bottle glass items. We DO NOT accept porcelain, or items with heavy residue (peanut butter).
We do accept all glass bottles labeled CRV on them.
Is it legal to throw electronics in the trash?
NO, you cannot throw electronics in the trash. We will recycle them for you and pay you.
Do you do fundraising?
Yes, we can assist you to do a recycle drive at your location, as ongoing fundraising programs. Send us an email to [email protected] or call in and ask to speak to a fundraising coordinator.
Where can I get a recycling coupon?
We have printed coupons in the Pennysaver, or on our web page at: http://www.ocrecycling.com/recycling-discount-coupons
Will you pick up paper from my business?
We don’t pick up office paper in trash can size quantities. I you are a manufacturer, or business that generates large quantities of paper we can arrange a bin and pick up service for you. In some cases we can provide a baler to streamline your process.
Do you recycle books?
No we don’t accept books.
Is it worth it to recycle?
That depends on many factors. The value of your items, your distance from our facility, and the value of your time. In some cases other companies will charge large exorbitant fees for dispose of items that you could get paid for if you recycle. So in some cases it’s about saving money, not producing income.
Why do the prices change?
Each item is actually a commodity. Some items contain Copper, Aluminum, Gold, Silver, Etc. As the markets go up and down so the prices of your recyclables.
Why do you need my Driver's License, and Thumbprint?
The California State Legislature passed a series of laws called the Business and Professions Code Section 21600 which can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=bpc&group=21001-22000&file=21600-21610
Why are you placing my payment for copper on a 3 day hold?
The California State Legislature passed a series of laws called the Business and Professions Code Section 21600 which can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=bpc&group=21001-22000&file=21600-21610
How come other recycling centers don't place my material on hold?
Unfortunately, no all companies play by the rules. We cannot control what others do, but here at OC Recycling we uphold the law.
Do I need an appointment to recycle at OC Recycling?
No we are open to the public and business alike, 7 days a week (Check Our Locations). We have a large area for unloading, and can assist with large items.
Do you accept the material in bulk or do I have to put one can at a time in a machine?
We accept bulk material, no machines here. You will be assisted by a live person who can help you properly sort and categorize your material. We make it fast and easy.
How much are my CRV bottles and cans worth?
The department of conservation does a study every year to convert the .05 per container to a weight. So when you bring your bottles to our facility we use the published number and pay you base of weight.
Can I get .05 each from my CRV containers?
Yes, up to 50 containers (by request only). After 50 containers we will weigh the remainder and pay based on weight. It’s a much faster process to recycle by weight, and usually ends up paying the same as by counting.
How do I know I’m getting the best price for my recyclables?
We match and beat all competitors prices, we also accept any local competitors (VALID) coupons.
Can OC Recycling give me a certificate of destruction for my items?
Yes, we can provide a certificate of destruction upon customer request.
What happens to the items I recycle?
Each item has a unique destination.
How much do you pay for Cardboard?
Cardboard changes in price daily. We would be happy to quote you by email at [email protected]
I have a huge TV can you pick it up?
Yes, we provide pickup service. Please see our web page to explain the process and terms: http://www.ocrecycling.com/services/recycling-pickup-santa-ana
Do you recycle medical waste?
I’m sorry we don’t. You can find info on how to dispose of your medical waste at: http://ochealthinfo.com/eh/waste/medwaste/medwaste
My TV is broken will you pay cash for it?
We pay .05 / lb. for Tube TV’s / monitors and .01 / lb. for all flat screen TV’s and monitors regardless if they are working or not.