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Curbside Organics Collection
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East Bay Sanitary Company collects organic materials - "green waste" - from El Cerrito residents and businesses.  For more information, visit or call 237-4321.

Put food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yardwaste in your green cart.The City of El Cerrito's franchised waste hauler, East Bay Sanitary Company, provides weekly organics or "greenwaste" collection for all homes, apartments, and businesses in El Cerrito.  They are taken to a composting facility instead of a landfill, as part of the City of El Cerrito's strategy to fight climate change and reduce waste.

Free annual collection of extra greenwaste materials is also available. To start, stop, change, or ask questions about your garbage service, contact East Bay Sanitary at 510-237-4321.

Materials Accepted
Click here to view the English / Spanish food scraps brochure.
Click here to view the English / Chinese food scraps brochure.

NEW! 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. Residential: English | Español | Chinese
Commercial and Multifamily: English | Español 

Elderly or disabled residents who can't move carts on their own may subscribe to a free back-yard service.  Call East Bay Sanitary at 237-4321 to set up this service (please be prepared to provide proof of senior status or disability).

Commercial and apartment services are scheduled on specific collection days. To find out the collection day for your business or apartment complex, or to set up greenwaste services, call the Company.