Updated on November 27, 2018



Put plastic straws in the gray cart. If they are paper, they can go in the green compost cart.


Avoid plastic single-use straws and invest in a reusable one, e.g. metal, glass, bamboo. Many types of reusable straws are available at the Ecology Center store.


Plastic straws are small, nonrigid, and can get stuck in the machinery used to sort materials at a recycling center or transfer station.

Want to be quickly up to speed about recyling in Berkeley?

Discover our recycling guidelines
Resourceful mobile app waiting list

Sustainability is easier with an app.

Join the early users

Become a member of the Ecology Center!

The Ecology Center depends on the support and participation of our members.

Become a member today