El Cerrito Curbside - City of El Cerrito Recycling

    Please Call: (510) 215-4350

    Pickup: Curbside recycling services for residences.

    General Info: The El Cerrito Recycling Center provides weekly recycling collection for all homes, apartments, and businesses in El Cerrito. Recycling is collected from the curbside on the same day as garbage collection. Please place your recycling bins out on the curb in a visible location by 8am on your collection day.

    Direct all questions about garbage or greenwaste collection in the City of El Cerrito to East Bay Sanitary at (510) 237-4321.

    E-mail: recycle@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

    Website: http://www.ecrecycling.org

    Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
    This vendor handles:
    • Beer Bottles
    • Bottles - Glass: CRV
    • Bottles - Glass: Non-CRV
    • Glass Bottles: CRV
    • Glass Bottles: Non-CRV
    Hazardous Material
    This vendor handles:
    • Motor Oil (Call (510) 215-4350 to request free oil recycling kit and to make appointment for pick-up.)
    • Oil Filters (Call (510) 215-4350 to request free oil recycling kit and to make appointment for pick-up.)
    This vendor handles:
    • Aerosol Cans: Empty (Only completely empty spray cans are accepted)
    • Aluminum Cans: CRV
    • Aluminum Cans: Non-CRV
    • Aluminum Foil & Pans
    • Bi-Metal: CRV
    • Bi-Metal: Non-CRV
    • Spray Cans: Empty
    • Tin Cans
    This vendor handles:
    • Christmas Trees (Natural trees only - flocked trees cant be recycled.)
    • Grass Clippings (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    • Leaves (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    • Sawdust (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    • Straw/Hay (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    • Wood Debris: Untreated (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    • Wood Scraps: Untreated (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    • Yard Trimmings (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
    This vendor handles:
    • Cardboard (Bundles must be no larger than 3x2x1)
    • Catalogues / Magazines
    • Cereal Boxes
    • Chipboard
    • Envelopes - Reuse (Envelopes not suitable for reuse can be recycled with your mixed paper.)
    • Junk Mail - Recycle
    • Magazines - Recycle
    • Newspaper
    • Paper Bags: Grocery / Kraft
    • Paper: Computer
    • Paper: Mixed
    • Paper: White
    • Paperboard
    • Telephone Books
    This vendor handles:
    • #1 PETE Bottles: CRV
    • #1 PETE Bottles: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck Only)
    • #1-#7 Narrow-neck Bottles
    • #2 HDPE Bottles: CRV
    • #2 HDPE Bottles: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck Only)
    • #4 LDPE Bottles: CRV
    • #4 LDPE Bottles: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck Only)
    • Bottles - Plastic: CRV
    • Bottles - Plastic: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck Only)
    • Milk Jugs: #2 HDPE
    • Plastic Bottles Narrow-neck: #1-#7
    • Plastic Bottles: CRV
    • Plastic Bottles: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck Only)
    • Water Bottles: #1 PETE - CRV
    • Water Jugs: #2 HDPE
    Special Materials
    This vendor handles:
    • Beverage Containers: Mixed (Narrow-neck Only)

Didn't find what you were looking for?  Try searching Alameda County's Recycling & Reuse Options.

If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

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