Materials Recovery & Transfer Facilities

As the list of recyclables continues to grow, the Sanitation Districts are deploying new, more sophisticated technology to maximize cost-efficiency.  In fact, the Sanitation Districts own and operate facilities that help Los Angeles County meet its goals in diverting waste from landfills and in providing cost-effective transfer of municipal solid waste to landfills by truck or rail. 


The Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the Downey Area Recycling and Transfer (DART) Facility recover recyclable material, such as paper and plastics, through a combination of manual and mechanical methods.  The South Gate Transfer Station reduces operational costs by consolidating smaller loads into larger ones for transport to landfills.


The recycle centers located at the Puente Hills and Palos Verdes Landfills are Certified California Buy-Back Centers and accept all California redemption containers as well as newspaper, cardboard, and office paper.  

The Palos Verdes Recycle Center accepts used oil but is not a certified used oil facility. The Puente Hills Recycle Center does not accept used oil
You can locate the nearest used oil recycling facility by clicking
here. This link will take you to the California Integrated Waste Management Board's (CIWMB) web page for its used oil recycling program.

Click on the link above for further information and related links for recycling contacts.