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Annual Clean-up

One time per calendar year (January thru December), a household or business can arrange an Annual Clean-up for all materials to be collected at curbside:

  • Recycling - typically scheduled on a Thursday anytime between 8a and 4p

Acceptable Recycling Guidelines:

  • Arrange one to two weeks in advance 
  • 12 bags / bundles of recyclable materials total, no heavier than 25 lbs. each in black, clear, or paper bags
  • Bundled cardboard, no larger than 36x36 inches
  • 1 large electronic item (like an old TV or 3 small ones)
  • 1 appliance (like a water heater, electronic oven, stove or metal bed frame)

Helpful Resource Information Guide of items we cannot take.

Unacceptable Items:

  • Wood
  • Wood frames, box springs or mattresses
  • Hazardous waste like:  paint, chemicals, ballasts, smoke alarms, gasoline etc.
  • CFLs and Fluorescent Tubes*
  • Refrigerators, Air Conditioners

If you have EPS # 6 Styrofoam, it must be brought to the Recycling Center at 7501 Schmidt Lane for recycling purposes.  Styrofoam peanuts are best reused and can be taken to any UPS or FedEx store.

CFL tubes and bulbs are a County Program and are acceptable here at the Recycling Center FREE to Contra Costa residents.  (Fees apply for residents outside of Contra Costa County.) 

PLEASE NOTE:  We will not pick-up loose cardboard and are not responsible for cleaning the street if materials are improperly bagged or bundled.