Public Works Department

Please see below for Public Works services and assistance available during this time.  Please also be advised that response times may be delayed due to these closures and related staffing adjustments. Updated information on all City services is available at www.el-cerrito.org/covid19.

Recycling and Solid Waste Services During the Closure

Curbside recycling and solid waste services will continue; however, the Recycling Center will also be closed. For any Recycling related questions, please email greenassistant@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or contact the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center at (510) 215-4350.  Visit our website for updates: Recycling + Environmental Resource Center.

Maintenance Services During the Closure


For any maintenance request or concern related to street trees, streets, storm drains, streetlights, and parks, etc., please contact Maintenance at (510) 215-4369 or email maintenance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.  For more information visit:  Maintenance Services webpage.

In case of an urgent Maintenance issue, such as flooding, after regular business hours or during a weekend or holiday, please call El Cerrito Police Dispatch (Non-Emergency) at (510) 233-1214.

Engineering Services During the Closure


For any Encroachment Permit related questions, please call the Engineering Division at (510) 215-4382 or email street@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

  • Please email street@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or call 510-215-4382 to schedule an inspection.  Please call at least 48 hours in advance of scheduling an inspection.  Due to the closure, our responses may be delayed.

For any Capital Improvements Projects, please contact our Ana Bernardes, Engineering Manager/Senior at abernardes@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.  Please see here for more information on our current projects: Capital Improvement Projects.

For any traffic requests, such as red curb marking or blue curb applications, please email street@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we try and navigate through this difficult time.