Annual Clean-up

FREE one time per calendar year (January through December), households and businesses within El Cerrito can arrange an Annual Clean-up for certain materials to be collected at curbside:

  • Recycling - Contact El Cerrito Recycling at 510-215-4350 or email us to arrange a pick-up, typically scheduled to occur on a Thursday between 8am and 4pm. Arrange at least one week in advance.
  • Free-Pickup Services - Contact East Bay Sanitary (EBS) at 510-237-4321 or email EBS to arrange a pick-up, typically scheduled on your regular curbside solid waste pick-up day.
Items Accepted for Recycling Annual Clean-Up:

  • 12 bags / bundles of sorted recyclable materials (Paper, Bottles, Cans), no heavier than 25 lbs. each, in clear or paper bags or boxes; and
  • Bundled Cardboard, no larger than 36x36 inches; and
  • 1 large electronic item (like an old TV or Monitor) or 3 small ones (CPUs, Phones, etc.)
Please Note: We will not pick up loose cardboard and are not responsible for cleaning the street if materials are improperly bagged or bundled.

Items NOT Accepted for Recycling Annual Clean-Up (partial list):

  • Appliances
  • Books - Please bring to Recycling Center for drop-off
  • Carpet
  • Clothes / Textiles - Please bring to the Recycling Center's Donation Station, Eco Salvage or utilize the USAgin bins 
  • Wood
  • Refrigerators, Air Conditioners
  • Styrofoam / EPS #6
  • Mattresses, Box Springs
  • Wooden Bed Frames and Furniture
  • Household Hazardous Waste / HHW, for example: paint, chemicals, ballasts, smoke alarms, gasoline, etc.
  • Fluorescent tubes and CFLs: Fluorescent tubes and CFLs from residents within the RecycleMore service area are accepted at the El Cerrito Recycling Center.
  • Styrofoam peanuts -- accepted for reuse at some shipping stores.
We are no longer able to accept major appliances. Please visit the RE:Source website to find facilities that accept these materials.


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