Solid Waste Curbside Program
Recycling CollectionThe City of El Cerrito owns and operates the curbside collection of recyclables from all homes, businesses, and multi-family dwellings within the City.
garbage and greenwaste CollectionEast Bay Sanitary Company at (510) 237-4321 is the City's franchised hauler for garbage and green waste. Please contact them directly when you have questions about garbage and green waste collection services.
Questions?- Recycling Information
- Article: Where Do Curbside Recyclables Go? (pdf)
- Greener El Cerrito Newsletters
- Residential Brochure (English version) - Updated October 2022
- Residential Brochure (Spanish version) - Updated October 2022
- Residential Brochure (Mandarin version) - Updated November 2022
- Commercial Brochure - Updated Version Coming Soon!
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ServicesAmong the solid waste collection services provided to El Cerrito Residents are:
- Weekly curbside collection services:
- Weekly collection of recycling (grey container)
- Weekly collection of green waste, including food scraps (green container)
- Weekly collection of garbage (blue container)
- FREE “backyard collection” services for residents with a medical issue. Doctor's note required.
- Drop-off and other collection services:
- Convenient and free drop-off recycling of a wide range of materials at the El Cerrito Recycling Center
- FREE curbside, one time Annual Clean-up of select extra materials: recyclables, green waste, and garbage (Please call to make advanced arrangements.)
- Free drop-off of Household Hazardous Waste at WCC HHW Facility in Richmond
- Free curbside collection of HHW for seniors and the disabled
- Special Recycling Events:
- Biannual citywide garage sales
Master Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2022-23
New fees for FY 2022-23 go into effect on July 1, 2021. Download the Master Fee Schedule for the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center. Please review item # 5 for a list of our division fees.
Please note: We are a one-stop recycling facility, however, not all items are included in the curbside program. For example, the following items must be recycled at the Drop-off Center: batteries, CFL bulbs, electronics, large pieces of scrap metals, medicines/needles, and Styrofoam. Drop-off Recycling Center information.
Holiday Schedule: If Christmas or New Year's day falls on a Friday, curbside collection of recycling, greenwaste and garbage will occur one day late, on a Saturday. Christmas Trees will be picked up free of charge on the regular greenwaste day during the first 2 weeks of January. Questions? Contact East Bay Sanitary: (510) 237-4321.