Recycle: convert (waste) into a reusable object by changing its physical form.

Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery is a big believer in recycling! So much so that we dedicated an entire center to it! Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park is located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg and it is where all your recycling goes once it is collected from your house. Want a tour? Call Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery today for a free tour: 925.682.9113.
There are many items that you can recycle: Paper, Plastic, Glass, Aluminum, Cardboard and Tin.

Once these items are collected from your house, they go to Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery and get separated and baled. After being baled they are sent to a recycling plant where they go through a process that turns them into a new product.

An example of this is plastic. Once the plastic reaches the recycling plant, it is shredded into flakes and then washed. Once clean, the flakes are separated into resin types and then dried and made into pellets.

Here are just some examples of what a plastic water bottle is being turned into:
  • New plastic bottles
  • Garden Furniture
  • Containers
  • Fleece Jackets/jumpers
It is important to purchase items that are made from recycled items. This helps the environment because it uses less of our natural resources and creates less pollution. Many items like paper towels, paper, cards, toilet paper (and much more) have on their label a logo or tell you they are made from recycled materials.

For more information on recycling, please visit: http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/recycling-basicsl

Learn all about "The Dirty Dozen of Recycling:
Here at Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery we love that our customers recycle.
However even recycling has limitations, please read all about "The Dirty Dozen" that should not be recycled!
  • 01. Propane Tanks: Bring them to Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
  • 02. Tires: Bring them to Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
  • 03. Yard Waste: Bring it to Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
  • 04. Wood: Bring it to Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
  • 05. Syringes: Call your local garbage company and find out the proper way to dispose of them.
  • 06. Batteries: Call your local garbage company and find out the proper way to dispose of them.
  • 07. Motor Oil: Call your local garbage company and find out the proper way to dispose of them.
  • 08. Garden Hoses: Landfill or reuse- Please place in your brown cart.
  • 09. Wires: Landfill or reuse - Please place in your brown cart.
  • 10. Food: Landfill or compost - Please place in your brown cart.
  • 11. Diapers: Landfill only - Please place in your brown cart.
  • 12. Clothes: Landfill or donate.

Read all about The Dirty Dozen not to be recycled