Solid Waste and Recycling Rates

The City Council of the City of El Cerrito annually evaluates collection rates for garbage and green waste and the Integrated Waste Management fee, which can include normal increases for personnel, fuel, processing fees and other costs.

The table below shows monthly rates, including weekly garbage, green waste, and recycling collection. The Collection Rate is the maximum rate that East Bay Sanitary Company may charge for weekly garbage and green waste collection. The Post-Collection Rate is the maximum rate that East Bay Sanitary may charge to cover the costs of processing, disposal, and HHW collection programs. El Cerrito's Recycling Programs are covered by the Integrated Waste Management (IWM) Fee, which is billed as part of your garbage bill.

2023 Residential Solid Waste Collection Rates

 Container Size
Post-CollectionIWM "Recycling"Total Monthly
20 gallon cart$21.97$5.46$19.86$47.29
35 gallon cart$30.86$9.57$21.72$62.15
64 gallon cart$61.72$19.13$42.57$123.42

CLICK HERE to download and view complete solid waste rate details, including commercial and multifamily rates and greenwaste collection rates.

For questions please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division at 510-215-4350.