Operations + Environmental Services Division

*January 11, 2022: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, City Hall services will only be available online, via email or by appointment. The lobby at the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center will also be closed to the public. Please visit el-cerrito.org/covid19 for the most up to date information on all City services.*

The Operations + Environmental Services Division (OESD) is the primary steward of the City's valuable public infrastructure, including parks, natural areas, facilities, and recycling operations. Its responsibilities include developing and managing operations, programs and policies that maintain and improve environmental quality in the City.

The OESD Division also directly manages and operates the City's award-winning Recycling + Environmental Resource Center, curbside recycling collection program, other City solid waste programs, and events: Earth Day, Citywide Garage Sale (in the Spring and/or Fall), Annual Compost Give-Away, and FREE E-Waste Collection. Please use the SEARCH function within the Citywide Calendar to find event dates or call us for more information at 215-4350.