El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center
Winter Drop-off Hours
November 1 through February 1
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:45 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am to 4:45pm
Spring/Summer Drop-off Hours
February 2 through October 31
**Please see important updates to the right of this column**
El Cerrito is noteworthy for its modern recycling center, Where Recycling is a Pleasure. The facility is a model for other communities to replicate the process and the steps that led to its construction. Please also take a look at a video that includes the grand opening celebration as well as some interesting information.
Master Fee Schedule
New fees for FY 2020-21 go into effect on July 1st of each year. View or download the MASTER FEE SCHEDULE for the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center (PDF). Please review item #5 for a list of all fees and services.
The Center will be OPEN 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., TUESDAY through SATURDAY, with limited operations. All customers are required to wear masks, and maintain a 6 foot distance between themselves and other customers and staff.
Materials Accepted and Not Accepted at the Center:
Materials Not Accepted
The Exchange Zone
Rules of Conduct
For a list of locations that will pay for bottles and cans, please visit:CalRecycle
of items we cannot take: Resource Information Guide
The Recycling Center and Offices are closed the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Dr. MLK Jr. Birthday, Presidents' Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after), Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and starting at Noon on New Year's Eve Day.