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Solid Waste & Recycling Curbside Program
Recycling Collection
The City of El Cerrito owns and operates the curbside collection of recyclables from all homes, businesses, and multi-family dwellings within the City.  
Drop-off Recycling Center information.

Solid Waste and Green Waste Collection
East Bay Sanitary Company
is the City's franchised hauler of garbage and green waste.  For more details about the service provided by East Bay Sanitary, please see their website at or call 510-237-4321. 

Questions about recycling, green waste, or garbage? Check out our brochure: Everything you ever wanted to know about recycling and garbage services in El Cerrito.
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Commercial and Multifamily: English | Español

Among the solid waste and recycling collection services provided to El Cerrito Residents are:
  • Weekly curbside collection services
    • Weekly collection of recycling (grey container)
    • Weekly collection of green waste, including food scraps (green container)
    • Weekly collection of garbage (blue container)
    • Free “backyard collection” services for seniors and the disabled
  • Drop-off and other collection services:
    • Convenient and free drop-off recycling of a wide range of materials at the El Cerrito Recycling Center
    • Once annual free collection of extra materials recyclables, green waste, or garbage from your home
    • Free drop-off of Household Hazardous Waste at WCC HHW Facility in Richmond       
    • Free curbside of collection of HHW for seniors and the disabled
  • Special Recycling Events
    • Periodic electronics recycling collection events 
    • Biannual citywide garage sales

All of these services are provided for via rates charged to all homes and businesses for the collection of solid waste.  For details on the rates, see our rates page.
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Register for the Fall Citywide Garage Sale
Register by Sept. 10th to host a garage sale at your home during the Citywide Garage Sale (on Saturday, Oct. 10th). Registration fees help cover the costs of advertising and promotion. Pick up the registration form at the Recycling Center or Register online

Recycling+ Environmental Resource Center
ph: 510-215-4350

7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Drop-off Hours 
Monday - Friday:
8:00am to 5:45pm
Saturday - Sunday:
9:00am to 4:45pm 
Office Hours
Daily: 9:00am to 5:00pm