Waste Reduction/Recycling

Benefits of Waste Reduction and Recycling

Saves energy

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 4000 kW hours of electricity

Saves natural resources

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees and 2 barrels of oil

Reduces land, water and air pollution

The process of recycling paper generates 74% less air pollution

Saves landfill space!

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 3 cubic yards of landfill space.

For more information and fun facts visit epa.gov or benefitsofrecycling.com


Materials we CAN recycle!

Paper: copier, colored, print, magazines, catalogs, wrapping, paper bags, computer print outs, folders, paper board, brochures and pamphlets, junk mail, egg cartons, cereal and food container box, newspapers, memo& post-its, calendar pads, comic books, phone books, textbooks, and shredded paper

Cardboard: Wet, waxed and soiled cardboard is not accepted for recycling.  Please flatten all cardboard boxes and keep them CLEAN and DRY!

Plastic Bottles: Only Plastics 1 & 2- water & soda bottles, laundry detergent & shampoo bottles, plastic jars.  All bottles must be free from any liquids or contaminants

Aluminum Cans: food cans, soda & beer cans, foil & pans- clean and free from any liquids or food contaminants.  Mr. Brown cans are made of steel and should not be mixed with aluminum cans.

Glass: bottles and jars- do not recycle household glass cups and dinnerware, Pyrex containers, mirrors or window glass

Lead-Acid Batteries- Automotive and heavy equipment batteries—batteries must have caps to be recycled.

Ferrous metals: containing iron, such as steel

Non-ferrous metals: not containing iron, such as aluminum, brass, copper and tin


CNMI Permitted Recyclers

The CNMI currently has 7 recycling centers on the island of Saipan.  Some centers do offer a buyback program for your recyclables, however most accept materials for free or charge a fee for disposal of the material.

Art Man Recycling Corporation

Tel.233-4321 Fax. 234-8079


Items accepted:

Triple Star

Tel. 323-0362

Items accepted:


FSM Recycling 

Tel. 322-2700 Fax 322-2701


Price for recyclable material depends on cleanliness and/or weight.

Items accepted:

Atkins Microl Toyota

Tel: 234-5911 Fax: 234-6514

Toyota offers a buyback program for used batteries.  Contact them directly for more information on prices.

 Hans Corporation

 Tel: 670-234-7586

Contact individual recycling centers for a full list of materials and information on price per item.  Remember to keep recyclables clean and separated from other garbage to get the best prices.


Avoid contamination


What can’t be recycled?


What to do with household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste should not be thrown into the trash bin with other garbage.  These materials contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to human and animal health, as well as the environment.  Please separate these items and bring them to the Lower Base Transfer Station for disposal.  There is no charge to residential customers for disposal of these items.

Household hazardous wastes include:


Recycling and Disposal Data

2015 CNMI MSW Recycling & Disposal Data

The recycling rate was calculated using information provided by permitted recyclers and the Department of Public Works Landfill. Materials excluded from the calculations include greenwaste, automobiles, tires, and C&D material....more