Burbank Recycle Center

500 South Flower Street, Burbank | (818) 238-3900 | Map & Directions
HOURS:  Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 8a-4p

Note:  Electronics and motor oil collection, The Drop Zone, is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and City Holidays.  Scroll down for more information.

The Burbank Recycle Center is a multi-faceted facility owned by the City of Burbank and operated by our partner, Burrtec.


1) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF): Our facility sorts and processes recycling collected from Burbank’s curbside program, as well as select commercial accounts. These materials are separated by type (metals, #2 plastics, paper, etc.), baled and sold on the global and domestic commodities market. Clean material with minimal contaminants is essential to keeping the value high!  Curbside collection program FAQ’s.

2) Free Recycling Drop Off: Material specific bins are provided for all items allowed in the curbside program, in addition to select items such as oversized cardboard, bagged shredded paper, scrap metal, and mattresses.

Follow the signs listed on the bins to ensure only accepted materials are dropped off.  We cannot accept non-recyclable items or trash, including plastic bags or foam

We also accept donation of eyeglasses for the Lion’s Club International Recycle for Sight program.  PLEASE CALL 818-238-3900 TO SCHEDULE DROP OFF at Burbank Recycle Center’s office (which is closed to the public).  Only eyeglasses are needed – no cases, please.

3) Beverage Container Buy Back (Bottle and Can Redemption Center–Recycle Center website):  

Please pre-sort beverage containers (aluminum, plastic, glass) to expedite the process. 

Alternative area CRV buy back locations:

View the Beverage Containers Page for CRV Redemption Locations in Burbank

Or check out this locator: https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/RecyclingCenters

4) The Drop Zone (Universal Waste Drop Off for Burbank Residents Only): Run by the City of Burbank, the Drop Zone provides convenient drop off service for responsible collection and recycling of difficult materials that are not allowed in the trash or recycling such as household electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, used oil and toner cartridges.

Used motor oil drop off instructions.

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Closed Saturday, Sundays, and city holidays.




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