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
  • Trash and Green waste - typically scheduled on your regular pickup day
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 (As of November 1st, we are no longer able to accept appliances)


Resource Information Guide

of items we cannot take.

Unacceptable Items:

  • Carpet
  • 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.)


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