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Closed permanently effective May 29, 2020. Read the full statement on the closure here. For information on other recycling centers in the immediate area, please review a Cal Recycle's search system here.

The ASI Recycling Center was founded by Long Beach State University (LBSU) students following the inaugural Earth Day in the 1970s. ASI Recycling has grown from a handful of containers to a highly regarded recycling center serving LBSU students and the greater Long Beach area. The ASI Recycling Center is also the only CRV (California Redemption Value) buyback center in the CSU system. Along with purchasing all CRV containers, ASI Recycling also accepts donated materials, and provides recycling pickups for the USU, 49er Shops, LBSU facilities, Hillside and Parkside dormitories and dining halls, and the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center. The center also functions as a drop off site for food donations for the ASI Beach Pantry. Additionally, ASI Recycling hosts tours for campus and community groups, providing education to the Long Beach community in order to do its part in creating a greener world.

Located at 5800 Atherton St., between major cross streets Bellflower Boulevard and Palo Verde Avenue, ASI Recycling offers a friendly environment and quick, on-site payout for CRV materials. We also accept donated material:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Glass Bottles
  • Bi-metal Cans
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap Metal
  • Non-Perishable Food (for the ASI Beach Pantry)

Working in tandem with the dining halls, ASI Recycling also has begun servicing compostable material from the Hillside Dining Hall, in efforts to track and best handle food waste on campus. We look forward to serving you!


Redemption Prices
(Prices as of July 1, 2019)

#1 PET
#3 PVC
#5 PP
#6 PS
#7 Other
CRV/Pound Segregated


The Recycling Center is located at the northwest point of the campus at 5800 Atherton Street, across the parking lot from the Walter Pyramid. The Recycling Center consists of an elevated circular drive-up ramp, sunken containment area for roll-off collection bins, and a materials handling/storage yard.

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Recycling Center
California State University, Long Beach
1212 Bellflower Boulevard, Suite 220
Long Beach, CA 90815
Allie Bussjaeger
Part Time Coordinator
P: (562) 985-5461
Hours of Operation
Wed - Sun: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mon & Tue: Closed