Brita, Pur and other filters for water pitchers and faucets are not recyclable in L.A.'s blue bin because the filters are made from mixed materials.
Pur does not have a take-back program, but Brita has a partnership with the eco-product company Preserve to recycle its water pitcher filters. Preserve recommends that the filters be dried by shaking off the excess water and setting them in a dry location for a minimum of three days, then wrapping the filters in a plastic grocery bag, placing the bag in a box and mailing the filters to the company in New York. It also recommends that several filters be shipped at once.
Long Beach: No
Santa Ana: No
Santa Monica: No