Recycle Those Boxes: Recycling Locations in LA & Austin

Success! You’ve finished moving! You have used Buddytruk for moving and you’ve unpacked your new place. You’ve put everything away and done a super job decorating your new pad. Go you! You feel good about yourself until you realize… you’ve got one more sight for sore eyes left: a ton of empty boxes.

Los Angeles:

If you live in the lovely city of Los Angeles, you may have moved to an area where 76% of residences receive recycling pick up. If you’re not, no worries! We have the low down for where you can go to drop off your boxes to recycle!:

Downtown Los Angeles

L.A. Recycling Center:
1000 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA
M-F 7:00AM – 4:30PM

Central Los Angeles

Active Recycling:
2000 West Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047
M-F 6:00AM – 5:45PM

San Fernando Valley

Active Recycling:
14300 Bessemer Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
M-F 6:30AM – 4:45PM

Burbank Recycle Center:
500 S Flower St
Burbank, CA
M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

East Los Angeles

Active Recycling:
5601 East Valley Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90032
M-F 6:30AM – 4:45PM

Santa Monica

Allan Co:
2411 Delaware Ave
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 453-9677
M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Long Beach

ARC Recycling Center:
5674 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
M-F 7:30AM – 4:30PM


Austin is another city with a great city-wide recycling program with curb-side pick up to most single-family households. If your new place doesn’t happen to fall under that category, there are still plenty of places for you to rid of your excess boxes in an environmentally-friendly way.

Check out these recycling centers around Austin:


Ecology Action of Texas:
707 E 9th St
Austin, TX 78701
M-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM

East Austin

Break it Down:
3308 Duke Rd
Austin, Texas 78724
M-F 6:00AM – 6:00PM

Calhoun’s Circle

Recycling Center:
9405 Dessau Rd
Austin, TX
M-F 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Don’t forget that most facilities require you break down any boxes before they will take them. It’s a bit of work, but totally worth the impact. If you need more help taking things to recycling, don’t forget to request a buddy with Buddytruk!

Brian Foley

Founder & Chief Executive Buddy. Once voted "Most Likely to Walk Outside Barefoot" Loves puppies, iced coffee, and surfing.