Ontario based rePlanet Recycling has closed all of its 284 recycling centers in California, including two in Beaumont, due to minimum wage increases and depressed pricing of recycled aluminum.

The two Beaumont locations were in the Stater Bros. parking lots on Beaumont Avenue and Sixth Street.

More than 800 people were employed by rePlanet Recycling, according to the company website.

The company has gone through difficult times before. In 2011, it laid off 300 employees and closed 191 recycling centers. rePlanet Recycling paid cash for aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles.

Staff Writer Julie Farren may be reached at


More from this section

A bus shelter at the Wal-mart Second Street location should be built by the end of July after the Beaumont City Council approves a contractor for the project.

In the upcoming March primary election, Beaumont-area voters will decide whether Beaumont Unified School District can sell bonds up to $98 million to renovate, upgrade and repair aging infrastructure and construct buildings, classrooms, and school labs.

(1) comment


Thanks for the informative article, Julie! I'm wondering if you know of similar recycling centers in the Palos Verdes / Torrance area. I have many recyclable bottles that I would like to trade in for some change (I'm a grad student turning passion into practicality!).


Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.