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Alhambra Valley / Briones

Recycling

Republic Services
(925) 685-4711

  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Cardboard
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
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  • ABS Plastic
  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
    Plastic film must be bagged before placing in cart.
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
    Bottles and cans are ok for recycling if empty, clean and dry, but pouch and shelf stable (aseptic) cartons go in garbage cart.
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
    Only recycle the paper pages. Bindings and covers should go in the garbage due to the adhesives on them.
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
    Only recycle the paper pages. Bindings and covers should go in the garbage due to the adhesives on them.
  • Books - Textbooks
    Only recycle the paper pages. Bindings and covers should go in the garbage due to the adhesives on them.
  • Cardboard
    Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your recycle cart. If waxed cardboard, place in Organics cart.
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If wet from rain, dry out and then it may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in garbage cart.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Envelopes - Paper
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
    Must have recycle symbol and number. Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in trash cart.
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
    Remove battery and electronic element, which is hazardous and should be taken to an HHW facility. Recycle the paper card if free of plastic and/or metallic decoration (trash).
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out
    Recycle junk mail. Use services to opt-out of junk mail - catalogs, magazines, phone books, mailers, flyers, etc. Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below.
  • Lab Plastics - Used
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Magazines
    No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Metal Pipe
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
    Consider reusing and donating whenever possible. Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your recycle cart. Recycle paper packing material. Plastic packing material goes in garbage cart.
  • Newspaper
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    Must be clean, empty and dry.
  • Paper
    No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
  • Paper - Shredded
    Put shredded paper in a paper bag and staple or tape bag securely and place in recycling cart.
  • Paper Bags
    No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Food-soiled paper bags go in Organics cart.
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
    No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper.
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Only empty bottles and boxes go in recycling cart. 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
    Put bags and other film plastic into a plastic bag, tie and place in recycling cart.
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
    Please leave caps on bottles. Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
    Please leave caps on bottles. Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Plastic Bucket
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
    Must be bagged before placing in cart.
  • 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
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Scrap Metal
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
    Recycle poor or damaged condition metal and plastic bottles. Donate clean, good condition bottles for reuse.
  • Window Screens
    Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Metal frame and metal screens can go in recycle cart. Plastic frames and screens go in garbage cart. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

Organics

Republic Services
(925) 685-4711

  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
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  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
    Cold ashes ONLY.
  • Cardboard - Waxed
  • Christmas Trees
    Contact hauler for holiday tree pick up schedule, alternatively cut unflocked trees to fit in organics cart and remove tree stands, all ornamentation, tinsel, and nails. Flocked trees belong in the garbage.
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Corks - Natural
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and must fit in cart with lid closed. If too many to place in cart, request a C&D debris box.
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Straw/Hay
  • Wood - Untreated
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    No palm fronds or ivy. Must fit in cart with lid closed.

Garbage

Republic Services
(925) 685-4711

  • Aseptic Packs
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
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  • 6-Pack Rings
    Cut loops to protect wildlife from getting tangled.
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
    Consider reusing or donating.
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Auto Glass
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Balloons - Used
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a pickup.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Bricks - Broken
    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.
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Burlap
    Consider reuse or repair before disposal.
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If wet from rain, dry out and then it may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in garbage cart.
  • Carpet
    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.
  • Carpet Padding
    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.
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working
    Consider donating first.
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Ceiling Tile
    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.
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Broken
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup. Retailers such as Target and Walmart usually hold an annual car seat recycling event during the month of September. If possible, please hold, and contact the retailers for confirmation and event dates.
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Christmas Trees
    Contact hauler for holiday tree pick up schedule, alternatively cut unflocked trees to fit in organics cart and remove tree stands, all ornamentation, tinsel, and nails. Flocked trees belong in the garbage.
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    Consider repair or donation for reuse if in good condition before disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
    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.
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
    Do not flush. Wipes are made from plastic resins, do not degrade in compost, and clog pipes.
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Cloth Diapers & Accessories
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
    Empty coffee or tea grounds in the compost first. Consider investing in reusable pods.
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
    Empty coffee or tea grounds in the compost first. Consider investing in reusable pods.
  • Concrete
    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.
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
    Oil and grease can be placed in your garbage cart, but make sure material has hardened. Large amounts should be taken to the HHW Station.
  • 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 trash. 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
    This is landfill due to plastic micro-fibers from textiles and carpets.
  • Drywall
    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.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
    Food or cracked-egg soiled cartons.
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Eyeglasses
    If eyeglasses are broken, put in the garbage cart. If not broken, consider reuse.
  • Facial Tissues - Used
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    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.
  • Foam Padding
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Gel Ice Packs
    Dispose intact, don't put down drain.
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Hearing Aids
    Remove batteries prior to disposal.
  • 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.
  • Jewelry
    Consider donating first if reusable.
  • Jewelry - Non-working
    Consider reuse or repair before disposal. Metal jewelry can be taken to special recyclers.
  • Keys
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a pickup.
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lava Rock
    Consider reuse first. 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.
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Lead-Painted Materials
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
    These do not contain mercury and are not recyclable.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
    Consider donating blankets and towels to animal shelters.
  • Luggage - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Mannequins
    Consider donating first. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Manure
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Try donating if possible.
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Mixed Debris
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
    Consider reusing and donating whenever possible. Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your recycle cart. Recycle paper packing material. Plastic packing material goes in garbage cart.
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
    Consider repair before disposal.
  • Nail polish - Empty
    Use up nail polish, trade with friends, or bring to your local HHW facility as most nail polishes contain toxic chemicals.
  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
    Check to see if packaging is recyclable.
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
    Strain clear liquid down drain.
  • 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
    Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Collect for future reuse, packaging or art projects.
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Only empty bottles and boxes go in recycling cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart.
  • Pet Waste
  • Photographs
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Plant Pots - Broken
    Consider reuse before disposal. Broken pieces can be used at the bottom of other plant pots to increase drainage.
  • 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 Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
    Single-use, disposable straws or damaged silicone straws. Consider switching to reusable straws to protect wildlife.
  • Plastic Tarps
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Plate Glass
    Consider reuse before disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Plexiglass
    Consider reuse before disposal. Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first.
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • PVC
  • Radios - Non-working
    Remove batteries prior to disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Records
    Broken, damaged condition.
  • Reusable Bags
    Ripped or torn fabric bags.
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    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.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    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.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    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.
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
    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.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    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.
  • Rubber Bands
    Consider collecting for reuse.
  • Rubber Items
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
    Any wood waste from wood with paint, stains, glues and/or adhesives belongs in the trash.
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • 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
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Soil - Clean
    Small amounts 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.
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
  • Stuffed Animals
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Styrofoam Sheets
  • Tape - Used
  • Tea Bags
  • Telephones
    Phones that don't use batteries and don't have displays may be put in the garbage.
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
    Teachers may accept balls with no bounce to cut and place on the bottom of their chairs.
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
    Consider repair and reuse before disposal.
  • Tile
    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.
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Tires - Bicycle
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Remove battery prior to disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Tyvek
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
    Used condition. Donate new/unused vacuum cleaner bags and filters.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Water Filters
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
  • Wigs
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Window Screens
    Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Metal frame and metal screens can go in recycle cart. Plastic frames and screens go in garbage cart. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Wood - Painted
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
  • X-Ray Film

Additional Curbside Services:

Special Items

On-Call Clean-ups: Republic Services provides two (2) on-call garbage clean-ups [up to two cubic yards of extra trash - either bundled or bagged] per year for single family customers.  Call (925) 685-4711 for details and to schedule a clean-up.

E-waste Pick-ups: There is no charge for collection of e-waste for single family customers. Call Republic Services at (925) 685-4711 to schedule a pickup.

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

  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    Household batteries can be recycled curbside. Place only single-use AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries in a clear, sealed, quart-size Ziploc plastic bag and placed next to your recycling cart.
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Christmas Trees
    Contact hauler for holiday tree pick up schedule, alternatively cut unflocked trees to fit in organics cart and remove tree stands, all ornamentation, tinsel, and nails. Flocked trees belong in the garbage.
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Computers - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Electronics - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Light Bulbs - CFLs
    Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) can be recycled curbside. Place bagged CFLs in Ziploc bags, seal and place BESIDE your recycling cart.
  • Motor Oil
    Put motor oil in clear plastic container like a milk jug. Tape lid to close it securely. Max 3 gal. of oil per pickup. Place oil beside your recycling container.
  • Oil Filters
    Crush, open or puncture, then drain oil filter (with puncture at lowest point) to ensure the anti-drain-back valve is empty. Place filter in sealable plastic bag, i.e. Ziploc bag, seal. Place bagged oil filter beside your recycling container.
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Television - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.
  • Video Projectors - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule an ewaste pickup.

Bulky Pickup

Republic Services provides two (2) free on-call bulky item pickups per year for single family customers. Call (925) 685-4711 for details and to schedule a pickup.

  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Auto Glass
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
    No items heavier than 50 lbs. No engines. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bath Tub
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a pickup.
  • Bicycle - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup. Retailers such as Target and Walmart usually hold an annual car seat recycling event during the month of September. If possible, please hold, and contact the retailers for confirmation and event dates.
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    Consider repair or donation for reuse if in good condition before disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Dental Chair - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Doors
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Drums - Metal
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Drums - Paper
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Drums - Plastic
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too large to fit in cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Foam Padding
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Freezer - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Furniture - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Hot Tub & Accessories - Non-working
    Hot tub covers, contact hauler for size limitations.
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a pickup.
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Lead-Painted Materials
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Luggage - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Mannequins
    Consider donating first. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Microwave - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Office chairs - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
    Check with hauler for size limits.
  • Plate Glass
    Consider reuse before disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Radios - Non-working
    Remove batteries prior to disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Small Engines - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Tires
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Remove battery prior to disposal. Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Trash Compactor
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    Must fit in cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
    Contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Window Screens
    Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Metal frame and metal screens can go in recycle cart. Plastic frames and screens go in garbage cart. If too big for cart, contact hauler for details and to schedule a bulky item pickup.

Debris Box / C&D Service

Debris Boxes, from 10 to 40 yards, are available for household remodeling, landscape projects, site clean-up or other projects. Rates for Debris Boxes vary depending upon box size and filled weight. Call Republic Services at 925-685-4711 for information or to place an order.

  • Asphalt
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a pickup.
  • Bricks - Broken
    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.
  • Carpet
    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.
  • Carpet Padding
    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.
  • Ceiling Tile
    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.
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
    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.
  • Concrete
    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.
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Drywall
    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.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    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.
  • 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.
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Contact hauler for details and to schedule a pickup.
  • Lava Rock
    Consider reuse first. 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.
  • Mixed Debris
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and must fit in cart with lid closed. If too many to place in cart, request a C&D debris box.
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first.
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
    Consider reuse first.
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    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.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    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.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    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.
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
    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.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    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.
  • Sand
    Consider reuse if suitable.
  • Soil - Clean
    Small amounts 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.
  • Tile
    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.

Additional Information

A new organics and recycling law goes into effect January 2022

A new California State law, SB 1383, aims to keep food and other compostable materials (“organics”) out of landfills to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change. Under the law:

  • Edible food currently thrown away must be recovered and donated for people to eat,
  • The remaining organics must be collected for composting,
  • Recyclables must also be kept out of landfills.

Starting January 2022, SB 1383 regulations will be implemented in Unincorporated Contra Costa County under the Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance.

Learn more at: cccrecycle.org/SB1383

Who is affected by the new law?

The new law affects all generators of organic waste, including:

  • Businesses, institutions, and non-profit organizations
  • Multifamily property owners or managers of buildings with 5 or more units
  • Residents in single-family homes, apartments, and condos
  • Schools (public and private)
  • Government agencies, such as state agencies and park districts

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 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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