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Solid Waste & Recycling
Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
The City of El Cerrito owns and operates curbside collection of recyclables from all homes, businesses, and multi-family dwellings within the City.  The City also owns and operates a drop-off recycling collection center.

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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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 (HHW) via RecycleMore
    • 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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El Cerrito now has more energy choices
You now have the opportunity to purchase greener, competitively-priced electricity from MCE. Call MCE at 1 (888) 632-3674 or click the link below for more details.

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

7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530