Due to poor market conditions in the recycling industry, the City will be making periodic changes to its recycling programs. This webpage will be updated to provide the latest information on changes to either the curbside recycling program or at the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center (Recycling Center).
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Rigid or Hard Plastics: Examples include but are not limited to: plastic tubs, trays, clam-shells, electric appliances, furniture, pipes, toys, play structures, etc.
Plastic Film: Flexible plastics of all colors and configurations. Examples include but are not limited to: bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, envelopes.
Cartons: Examples include but are not limited to: milk, juice, aseptic containers, tetra paks, etc.
Disposal Options: At this time, residents can dispose of bulky scrap plastic items either through their Free Annual Bulk Garbage Pick-Up or at the local Transfer Stations. For more information:
At this time, there are no other changes to the offerings at the Recycling Center. Along with other items listed here, the Center will continue to accept:
Below are some tips that will support El Cerrito's curbside recycling program as the City navigates through the disruptions in the international recycling markets.
To avoid sending more materials to the landfill, consider: