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Alamo

Recycling

Republic Services
(925) 685-4711

  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
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  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
    Empty, Clean and Dry!
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
    Empty, Clean and Dry!
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
    Bottles and cans are ok for recycling, but pouch and shelf stable (aseptic) cartons go in black landfill cart.
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
    Empty, Clean and Dry!
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
    Empty, Clean and Dry!
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Cardboard
    Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your recycle cart. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Envelopes - Paper
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in black landfill cart.
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
    Empty, Clean and Dry!
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
    Empty, Clean and Dry!
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
    Remove battery from card, place battery in plastic bag on top of blue cart on regular recycling day.Pure paper cards can go in recycling, cards with any embelishments go in black landfill cart.
  • Magazines
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
  • Newspaper
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Paper
    No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
  • Paper - Shredded
    Place shredded paper into paper bag or clear bag before recycling to reduce litter.
  • Paper Bags
    No food contaminated paper or foil paper staples and tape are ok.
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Empty bottles and boxes only. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart.
  • Phonebooks
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
    Must be empty, clean and dry. No pizza residue.
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
  • Plastic Bags
    Bundle into a pillow. Be sure the bags are clean and dry.
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry. Please leave caps on bottles.
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry. Please leave caps on bottles.
  • Plastic Bucket
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars
    Caps reattached to empty plastic bottles may be recycled. Small loose caps and lids will not be captured for recycling.
  • Plastic Wide Mouth Container
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Pots & Pans - Non-working
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
    Recycle poor or damaged condition metal and plastic bottles. Donate clean, good condition bottles for reuse.
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

Organics

Republic Services
(925) 685-4711

  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
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  • Cardboard - Waxed
    Waxed cardboard only, not chipboard like cereal boxes.
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If wet from rain, dry out and then it may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in Organics cart.
  • Christmas Trees
    For seasonal holiday tree collection options and set out guidelines call 925-685-4711.Alternatively, holiday trees can be cut in pieces no longer than four feet and placed in the green compost cart (lid most be closed).
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Corks - Natural
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
    Food or cracked-egg soiled cartons.
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
    Remove packaging.
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
    Strain clear liquid down drain. Solids can go into the green cart.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and disassemble to four feet or less. Must fit in organics cart with lid closed. If too many to place in cart, request a C&D debris box. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • Sponges - Natural
    Sponges must be 100% natural. No synthetic sponges.
  • Straw/Hay
    Must be free of manure.
  • Tea Bags
    Remove metal or plastic; synthetic or plastic tea bags go in landfill.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper is ok. Parchment paper is plastic-lined on one side and must go into the garbage cart.
  • Wood - Untreated
    Cut down to four feet or smaller.
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
    Cut down to four feet or smaller.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too much for cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule one of your four free annual on-call organics/recycling pick-ups (size and weight limits apply).

Garbage

Republic Services
(925) 685-4711

  • Aseptic Packs
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
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  • 6-Pack Rings
    Cut up to protect wildlife.
  • ABS Plastic
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
    Consider reusing, donating, or market online.
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
    Let cool before placing in landfill cart.
  • Auto Glass
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Balloons - Used
    Including string.
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Working bicycle parts can be set out on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information. Non-working bicycle scrap and parts: If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
  • Bubble Wrap
    Some mail/shipping retailers will reuse.
  • Burlap
    Consider reusing, donating, or market online.
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
    Older style cameras may be placed in the black landfill cart.Newer cameras with screens (digital) are e-waste. On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Carpet
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Carpet Padding
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Ceiling Tile
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    Artifical Christmas trees in good condition can be set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Damaged artificial Christmas trees: If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
    Do not flush. Wipes are made from plastic resins, do not degrade in compost, and clog pipes.
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
    100% paper can be composted if taken apart - or use reusable pods.
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Corks - Plastic/Synthetic
  • Dead Animals
    For information on reporting a deceased animal on public property, visit: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/7398/Report-a-Deceased-Animal
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used
    All used single-use diapers & wipes, including compostable ones, belong in the black landfill cart. Wipes clog pipes! Do not flush. Compostable diapers are only compostable when picked up by a service that provides special conditions and the resulting compost is not used for food growing.
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Drywall
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Eyeglasses
    Single family residents can set out functional eyeglasses curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Damaged eyeglasses should be placed in the black landfill cart.
  • Facial Tissues - Used
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo for more information.
  • Foam Padding
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo for more information.
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Gel Ice Packs
    Dispose intact, don't put down drain.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in black landfill cart.
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
    Remove battery from card, place battery in plastic bag on top of blue cart on regular recycling day.Pure paper cards can go in recycling, cards with any embelishments go in black landfill cart.
  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hearing Aids
    Remove battery for proper disposal before placing hearing aid in black landfill cart.
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Houseware - Non-working
  • Insulation - Used
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in curbside garbage. (Check with your curbside hauler for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Jewelry - Non-working
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lab Plastics - Used
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Lead-Painted Materials
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in curbside garbage. (Check with your curbside hauler for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
    Consider reusing, donating or market online.
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
    These do not contain mercury and are not recyclable.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
    Consider donating blankets and towels to animal shelters.
  • Luggage - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Manure
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Mixed Debris
    Request a Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
  • Nail polish - Empty
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
    Collect for future reuse, packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water and poured in garden.
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
    Collect for future reuse, packaging or art projects.Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up.
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Empty bottles and boxes only. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart.
  • Pet Waste
  • Photographs
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Plant Pots - Broken
  • Plant Pots - Ceramic
    Consider reuse before disposal. Broken pieces can be used at the bottom of other plant pots to increase drainage.
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
    Consider switching to reusable straws to protect wildlife. Single-use, disposable straws or damaged silicone straws.
  • Plastic Tarps
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Plate Glass
    Consider reuse before disposal.If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Plexiglass
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, on call pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first. If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
  • PVC
    Small amounts that are less than four feet in length and fit in the black landfill cart with the lid closed are ok. On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Radios - Non-working
  • Records
    Single family residents can set out working records curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Broken, damaged records should be placed in the black landfill cart.
  • Reusable Bags
    Continue to reuse, explore online posting and donation options, or put in your black landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Rubber Bands
  • Rubber Items
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
    Any wood waste from wood with paint, stains, glues and/or adhesives belongs in the black landfill cart.
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, on call pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Shower Curtain Liners - Non-working
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment - Used
    Cut loops when disposing of masks, as wildlife are getting tangled, similar to 6-pack rings.
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
    Remove battery first before disposal; place battery in clear bag and set on top of blue recycling cart on normal collection day (for single family homes). Multi-family residents can drop off batteries at sites listed at https://www.recyclesmart.org/HHW.
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Soil - Clean
    Very small amounts are ok in black landfill cart. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
    Consider returning to your local farmer's market for reuse.
  • Styrofoam Blocks
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Styrofoam Sheets
  • Tape - Used
  • Tea Bags
    Remove metal or plastic; synthetic or plastic tea bags go in landfill.
  • Telephones
    If working, consider reuse first.
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Tile
    Very small amounts that fit in black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Tires - Bicycle
    Single family residents can set out working bike tires curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Non-working bicycle tires:
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
    Must fit in black landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Remove battery first before disposal; place battery in clear bag and set on top of blue recycling cart on normally collection day (for single family homes).Multi-family residents can drop off batteries at sites listed at https://www.recyclesmart.org/HHW.
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working
    Remove battery first before disposal; place battery in clear bag and set on top of blue recycling cart on normal collection day (for single family homes). Multi-family residents can drop off batteries at sites listed at https://www.recyclesmart.org/HHW.
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, special pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Tyvek
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, special pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Vaporizers
    Remove battery first before disposal; place battery in clear bag and set on top of blue recycling cart on normal collection day (for single family homes).Multi-family residents can drop off batteries at sites listed at https://www.recyclesmart.org/HHW.
  • Water Filters
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper is ok. Parchment paper is plastic-lined on one side and must go into the garbage cart.
  • Wigs
    Consider donating wigs in good condition.
  • Window Screens
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
    Cut down to four feet or smaller.
  • Wood - Painted
    Very small amounts that fit in black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
  • X-Ray Film

Additional Curbside Services:

Special Items

Bi-annual Pre-scheduled Reuse and Clean-up Days: This service provided to single family resident customers two times a year on prescheduled dates (scheduled dates mailed to customers about two weeks in advance).

  • Reuse Day (Day 1):  Set out reusable items on the curb like housewares, clothes books and more.  Residents can also put out recyclable materials including household batteries (in a clear bag), clean polystyrene foam packing blocks (no peanuts), scrap metal and flattened cardboard.  Visit website for full list of acceptable items.  For more information please call Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery at (925) 692-2286.
  • Clean-up Day (Day 2 after Reuse Day): Maximum clean-up volume is 2-cubic yards or fourteen 32-gallon bags. No items larger than 4-feet long and 24-inches in diameter or bags or items that weigh more than 50 pounds each. You may be charged for anything over the size & weight limits.  For more info call Republic Services at (925) 685-4711.

Landfill On-call Clean-up: Single family residents can schedule one on-call clean-up per year for up to 14, 32-gallon bags of trash or the equivalent in items.  No single item or bag can weigh over 50 lbs. each, or be longer than 4 feet.  For more info call Republic Services at (925) 685-4711 or visit RecycleSmart's Clean-up page

Recycling and/or Organics On-call Clean-ups: Single family residents can schedule on-call recycling or organics clean-ups up to four times per year if you have more material than can fit in your recycling or organics carts.  For more info call Republic Services at (925) 685-4711 or visit RecycleSmart's Clean-up page.

The following items are eligible for curbside pickup, but should not be placed inside any of your carts. Please see notes for pickup details.

  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Air Conditioner - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Auto Glass
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Working
    Single family residents can set out gently used baby furniture items and equipment curbside (except cribs and carseats) on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Batteries - Automotive or Boat
    Single family residents can set auto batteries out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    Place in ziplock bag and set on top of blue recycling cart.
  • Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
    Place in ziplock bag and set on top of blue recycling cart.
  • Bicycle - Non-working
    Non-working bicycles may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Working bicycle parts can be set out on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information. Non-working bicycle scrap and parts: If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Bicycle - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Books - Children's
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Books - Hard Cover
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Books - Soft Cover
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Books - Textbooks
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Cables & Wires - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
    Older style cameras may be placed in the black landfill cart.Newer cameras with screens (digital) are e-waste. On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Cardboard
    Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your recycle cart. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up.
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
    Place in clear bag and set on top of blue recycling cart for weekly collection.
  • Cell Phones - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Christmas Trees
    For seasonal holiday tree collection options and set out guidelines call 925-685-4711.Alternatively, holiday trees can be cut in pieces no longer than four feet and placed in the green compost cart (lid most be closed).
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    Artifical Christmas trees in good condition can be set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Damaged artificial Christmas trees: If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Clocks & Watches - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Cloth Diapers & Accessories
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Clothes Hangers - Metal - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Clothes Hangers - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Clothing - Children's
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Clothing - Good Condition
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Collectibles
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Computer Accessories - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Computer Monitors - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Computers - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Computers - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Dental Chair - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - New
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Doors
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Drums - Metal
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Drums must be empty.
  • Electronics - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Electronics - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Exercise Equipment - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Eyeglasses
    Single family residents can set out functional eyeglasses curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Damaged eyeglasses should be placed in the black landfill cart.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo for more information.
  • Foam Padding
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo for more information.
  • Freezer - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Freezer - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Furniture - Non-working
    Small furniture may be put out on Clean-up Day (size and weight limits apply). Large furniture can be picked up on-call for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Furniture - Small - Working
    Single family residents can set gently used small furniture out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). No unassembled, broken, stained or ripped furniture. Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Furniture - Working
    Single family residents can set gently used furniture out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). No cribs, unassembled, broken, stained or ripped furniture. Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Game Cartridges -Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Garage Doors - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
    Remove battery from card, place battery in plastic bag on top of blue cart on regular recycling day.Pure paper cards can go in recycling, cards with any embelishments go in black landfill cart.
  • Greeting Cards - Unused
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Holiday & Seasonal Items - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Hot Tub & Accessories - Non-working
    Hot tub accessories may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Houseware - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Ink Cartridges
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Jewelry
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Keys
    Single family residents can collect small metal items into a bag and set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Lawnmower - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Please remove gas and oil first, send these fluids to HHW.
  • Light Bulbs - CFLs
    Place in clear bag and set on the ground next to blue recycling cart on regular collection day.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Luggage - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Luggage - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Major Household Appliances - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). No dishwashers. Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Marine Supplies & Equipment
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Maternity & Nursing Supplies - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Medical Equipment & Surplus
    Single family residents can set out small reusable items such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs and walkers curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Metal Pipe
    Single family residents can call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Microwave - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Microwave - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Motor Oil
    Call 925-685-4711 to request a free motor oil and filter collection kit (Single Family residents only).
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Office chairs - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Office Furniture/Equipment - Working
    Single family residents can set out SMALL ITEMS curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Oil Filters
    Call 925-685-4711 to request a free motor oil and filter collection kit (Single Family residents only).
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
    May be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Oil must be drained first. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Pillows - Bed
    Single family residents can set out pillows that are in good reusable condition curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Pillows - Decorative
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Plate Glass
    Consider reuse before disposal.If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Plexiglass
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, on call pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first. If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
    May be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Printers/Faxes - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Purses & Backpacks - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • PVC
    Small amounts that are less than four feet in length and fit in the black landfill cart with the lid closed are ok. On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Records
    Single family residents can set out working records curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Broken, damaged records should be placed in the black landfill cart.
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Refrigerator - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Shoes - Good Condition
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Small Engines - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Small Household Appliances - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Solar Panels - Non-working
    May be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Sporting Goods - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Stove/Oven - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Stuffed Animals
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Styrofoam Blocks
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Television - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Television - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Textiles - Good Condition/Size
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Tires
    May be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Tires - Bicycle
    Single family residents can set out working bike tires curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.Non-working bicycle tires:
  • Toner Cartridges
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711. There are free drop-off options that include some local office supply stores. Search RE:Source for options.
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Toys & Games - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Transport Containers - Reusable
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Trash Compactor
    Working trash compactors may be acceptable to put out on Bi-Annual Reuse Day. Call 925-692-2286 for further information. Non-working trash compactors may be picked up on-call for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, special pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Typewriters - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, special pick up is available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Video Projectors - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Washer/Dryer - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
    May be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Water Coolers - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711.
  • Water Heaters - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Window Screens
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information.
  • Window Treatments - Working
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too much for cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule one of your four free annual on-call organics/recycling pick-ups (size and weight limits apply).

Bulky Pickup

For a list of special pick-up services available for Bulky Items please see the Special Items section above.

Debris Box / C&D Service

You must use a RecycleSmart Registered C&D Transporter unless the contractor or property owner self-hauls their Construction & Demolition (C&D) debris to an Approved C&D Processing Facility.  For additional details visit RecycleSmart's website.

  • Asphalt
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Bath Tub
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Building Materials - Reclaimed/Reusable
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Cabinets - Working
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Carpet
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Carpet Padding
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Ceiling Tile
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Concrete
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Concrete With Rebar
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Doors
    On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Drywall
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo for more information.
  • Foam Padding
    If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo for more information.
  • Insulation - Used
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in curbside garbage. (Check with your curbside hauler for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Lava Rock
    Consider reuse first. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Lead-Painted Materials
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in curbside garbage. (Check with your curbside hauler for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Metal Pipe
    Single family residents can call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
    Single family residents can set out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Mixed Debris
    Request a Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and disassemble to four feet or less. Must fit in organics cart with lid closed. If too many to place in cart, request a C&D debris box. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first. If it doesn’t fit in the black landfill cart with the lid shut, it may be acceptable to put out on Clean-up Day or for on-call pick-up (size and weight limits apply). Call 925-685-4711 for further information. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • PVC
    Small amounts that are less than four feet in length and fit in the black landfill cart with the lid closed are ok. On call pick up available for an added fee. Call 925-685-4711. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    Very small amounts that fit in the black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Sand
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, call 925-685-4711 to schedule an on-call recycle clean-up. Alternatively, single family residents can set scrap metal out curbside on Bi-Annual Reuse Day (twice yearly). Call 925-692-2286 for further information.For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Soil - Clean
    Very small amounts are ok in black landfill cart. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Soil - Contaminated
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Tile
    Very small amounts that fit in black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Wood - Logs
    For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.
  • Wood - Painted
    Very small amounts that fit in black landfill cart with lid closed are ok. Call 925-685-4711 for weight limits. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the garbage cart. For C&D/Debris Box visit: https://www.recyclesmart.org/businesses/construction-demo.

Illegal Dumping Information:

To Report Illegal Dumping in the Act:
925-646 2441 (Sheriff's non-emergency line)

To Report Illegal Dumping on Public Roads for Clean-Up:
925-313-7000 (Public Works) or on the Mobile Citizen App
To download the App, please visit the Mobile Citizen App page

Report dumping along the freeways and off-ramps to CalTrans noting the Situation Type as “Litter - Trash & Debris”.

For railroad right-of-ways locations, report to Union Pacific online or by phone 1-888-877-7267. 

Report fluids or debris that has been dumped into the gutter, storm drain, or a creek:
1-800-No-Dumping or 800-663-8674 (Contra Costa Clean Water Program)

Report hazardous materials or chemical spills:
925-655-3200 [during business hours] or 925-655-3232 [24-hour hotline for emergencies only] (County Health Services Department - Hazardous Materials Division)

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