Waste and Air Quality Management


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 Recycling Centers

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.


  1. Rising Star/Man Joint Venture

    Tel. 285-9664 Fax. 323-9664


    Manager: Lydia Parks

    Rising Star does not offer payment for recyclable materials.

    Items accepted:

  2. Paper

  3. Plastic 1 & 2

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    Steel and tin food cans

  5. Metal filing cabinets

  6. Roofing tin and stainless steel

  7. 55 gal steel drums

  8. Scrap metals


  9. Art Man Corporation

    Tel.233-4321 Fax. 234-8079


    Manager: Seung Jun Park

    Items accepted:

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  11. Various metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)


  12. Ericco Ent.



    Owner/Manager: Eric Cruz

    Items accepted:

  13. Aluminum cans

  14. Steel cans

  15. Various Metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)


  16. Triple Star

    Tel. 323-0362

    Items accepted:

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    Various Metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)

  18. Automotive Lead-acid batteries

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    FSM Recycling

    Tel. 322-2700 Fax 322-2701


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

    Items accepted:

  20. Aluminum

  21. Lead-acid battery

  22. Various metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)

  23. Junk vehicles and car parts


6.   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.

  • Items accepted: Used Lead-acid Batteries

7.   Hans Corporation

  • Items accepted: Used Lead-acid Batteries


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

Empty bottles and containers of any liquids or food, rinse clean to avoid unwanted pests and insects

Label containers for recyclable materials

Separate recyclable materials from other garbage

Keep materials dry!


What can’t be recycled?

Waxed juice & milk boxes, including the very popular hi-c boxes

Styrofoam products- plates and take out boxes

Plastic utensils- spoons and forks

Rubber bands

Chips and candy wrappers

Plastic bags and plastic packaging



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:

  • Oil and water based paints, thinners & strippers

  • Automotive grease

  • Pool chemicals

  • Adhesives and glues

  • Flammable and non-flammable solvents

  • Waste fuels (gasoline/diesel)

  • Used vehicle oil and filter

  • Transmission & brake fluid

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    Vehicle lead-acid batteries

  • Household batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries

  • Fluorescent light bulbs

  • Mercury thermostat or thermometers

  • Pesticides & herbicides

  • Rat poison or any other toxic or hazardous substance