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Crockett

Recycling

Republic Services
510-262-7100

  • 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
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  • Aerosol Can - Empty
    Must be completely depressurized and empty.
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
    Empty, clean and dry.
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
    Foil must be free of food, clean and dry, then crumpled into a ball.
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
    Consider reusing or donating. Paper can be recycled, other unusable materials can be put in the garbage cart.
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
    Small scrap metal ok in recycling cart.
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
    Bottles and cans are ok for recycling if empty, clean and dry, but pouch and shelf stable (aseptic and poly-coated) cartons go in the garbage cart.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Small metal parts ok in recycling cart.
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
    Empty, clean, and dry.
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
    Empty, clean, and dry.
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Cardboard
    Oversized cardboard should be cut to fit in recycling cart.
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
    Recycle if all metal, otherwise place in garbage cart.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
    Clean, clear plastic egg cartons may be placed in recycling cart. Styrofoam egg cartons go in the garbage cart.
  • Envelopes - Paper
    Plastic windows ok in recycling cart.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Small scrap metal ok in recycling cart. (Check with your curbside hauler for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the recycling cart.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
    Any plastic container, other than compostable plastic, can go in the recycling cart if empty, clean and dry.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
    Plastic cups ok in recyling cart, but not compostable plastic cups. Plastic plates belong in garbage cart.
  • Frozen Food Boxes
    If clean and dry, place in recycling cart. If food soiled, place in the organics cart.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in garbage cart.
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
    Empty, clean, and dry.
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
    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 (garbage cart).
  • Hardware & Fasteners
    Small scrap metal is ok in recycling cart.
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out
    Remove plastic cards and dispose before placing in recycling cart. 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.
  • Keys
    Place in tin can and smash closed before placing in cart to ensure recycling.
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
    All metal parts are ok in recycling cart.
  • Lab Plastics - Used
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Magazines
    Place in garbage cart if food-soiled.
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
    Empty, clean, and dry.
  • Metal Pipe
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in curbside recycling. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the recycling cart.
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
    Consider reusing and donating whenever possible. Remove all packing material, flatten boxes, and place in your recycle cart. Recycle paper packing material. Plastic packing material goes in garbage cart.
  • Newspaper
    Can reuse for art projects or other uses, otherwise place clean newspaper in recycling cart.
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Clean and dry. Must fit in recycling cart with lid closed.
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    Make sure buckets are paint-free before placing in recycling cart.
  • Paper
    Foil paper and thermal paper are not recyclable and go in the garbage cart. If paper is food or grease-soiled, place in organics cart.
  • Paper Bags
    Foil paper and thermal paper are not recyclable and go in the garbage cart. Food or grease soiled paper bags go in organics cart.
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Only clean, empty and dry bottles and boxes go in recycling cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart. Rigid plastics #1-7 can be recycled.
  • Phonebooks
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
    Plastics #1-7; if other, discard in the garbage cart.
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
    Must be empty, clean and dry. Boxes with pizza residue belong in the organics cart.
  • Plastic Bags
    Must be empty, clean and dry. 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 clean and dry. Put film plastic into a plastic bag, tie and place in recycling 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 be empty, clean, and dry. Plastics #1-7 only.
  • Scrap Metal
    Must fit in recycling cart with lid closed.
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
    If not empty, place in garbage cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart. Only empty, dry and clean bottles and boxes go in recycling cart.
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
    Recycle poor or damaged condition metal and plastic #1-7 bottles. Donate clean, good condition bottles for reuse.
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

Organics

Republic Services
510-262-7100

  • 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 produce boxes can be placed in organics cart. Flatten boxes.
  • Cardboard - Wet
    Wet or food soiled cardboard ok in the organics cart.
  • Christmas Trees
    Tree can be cut up and placed in organics cart as long as all decorations and stands are removed.
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
    BPI Certified Compostable bags and liners are ok in organics cart.
  • Corks - Natural
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Facial Tissues - Used
    Tissues without bodily fluids or chemicals ok in organics cart.
  • Food Scraps
    Any food including meats, cheese & bones belong in the organics cart.
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
    Fiber-based to-go containers belong in organics cart.
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
    All wood-based utensils are compostable and belong in organics cart.
  • Frozen Food Boxes
    If clean and dry, place in recycling cart. If food soiled, place in the organics cart.
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
    Place food scraps in the organics cart. Place film plastic and poly-coated paper packaging in garbage cart. Place empty/clean rigid plastic containers and metal cans in the recycling.
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
    Strain liquid and pour down drain. Solids can go into the organics cart. Recycle empty and clean rigid plastics or metal containers. Aseptic containers, film plastics, and plastic-coated paper packaging belongs in garbage cart once emptied of liquids.
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
    Collect for future reuse, packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water and poured in garden.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Place small scraps in organics cart. Must fit in organics cart with lid closed. Request a wood only debris box for large amounts.
  • Paper - Shredded
    Shredded paper is too fine to be recycled.
  • Paper Bags
    Foil paper and thermal paper are not recyclable and go in the garbage cart. Food or grease soiled paper bags go in organics cart.
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
    Greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable and should be placed in the organics cart.
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Straw/Hay
  • Tea Bags
    Remove metal or plastic prior to placing in organics cart; synthetic or plastic tea bags go in garbage cart.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper is ok in the organics cart. Parchment paper is plastic-lined on one side and must go into the garbage cart.
  • Wood - Untreated
    Pieces must fit in organics cart with lid closed.
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
    Pieces must fit in organics cart with lid closed.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    Must fit in organics cart with lid closed.

Garbage

Republic Services
510-262-7100

Do not overload the carts. The lid must be closed properly. Do not place hot ashes, dirt, rock, concrete or hazardous items in your carts.

  • Aseptic Packs
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
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  • 6-Pack Rings
    Cut through rings to prevent harming wildlife.
  • ABS Plastic
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
    If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
    Consider reusing or donating. Paper can be recycled, other unusable materials can be put in the garbage cart.
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
    Ashes must be cold and bagged before placing them in the garbage cart.
  • Auto Glass
    Not recyclable. Small bagged amounts ok in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Balloons - Used
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Blueprint Paper
    Not recyclable.
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
    Consider reuse first. Not recyclable due to mixed materials.
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
    Consider reuse first. Not recyclable.
  • Bubble Wrap
    Consider reuse first. Not recyclable.
  • Burlap
    Consider reuse first.
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
    Mixed material items are never recyclable.
  • Carpet
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Carpet Padding
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working
    Consider donating first.
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
    Audio & video tapes are not recyclable.
  • CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
    Consider donating first.
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
    CD/DVDs are not recyclable.
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Ceiling Tile
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    If too big to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    If too big to fit in cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Cigarette Waste
    Filters are not compostable.
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
    Do not flush or compost; wipes are made from plastic resin.
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
    Recycle if all metal, otherwise place in garbage cart.
  • Cloth Diapers & Accessories
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
    Rigid compostable plastics are not accepted in organics cart.
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
    Condiment packages are never recyclable.
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
    Small amounts OK in garbage cart.
  • 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
    Never flush or compost wipes.
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • 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 - Plastic
    Clean, clear plastic egg cartons may be placed in recycling cart. Styrofoam egg cartons go in the garbage cart.
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
  • Eyeglasses
    If eyeglasses are broken, put in the garbage cart. If not broken, consider donating.
  • Facial Tissues - Used
    Tissues without bodily fluids or chemicals ok in organics cart.
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    Small amounts that fit in garbage cart with lid closed are ok. (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
    Small amounts that fit in garbage cart with lid closed are ok. Request a C&D Debris box if too much for the garbage cart.
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
    Rigid compostable plastics belong in the garbage cart.
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
    Not recyclable or compostable due to mixed materials.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
    Plastic cups ok in recyling cart, but not compostable plastic cups. Plastic plates belong in garbage cart.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
    Plastic utensils always go in the garbage cart. They are not recyclable or compostable.
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
    All food service Styrofoam products go in garbage cart.
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
    Cup lids always go in the garbage cart regardless of recycling code.
  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Gel Ice Packs
    Dispose intact, don't put down drain.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in garbage cart.
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
    Drinking glasses and broken glass are not recyclable.
  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hearing Aids
    Remove batteries prior to placing hearing aids in garbage cart.
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
    Hoses of any kind are not recyclable.
  • 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.
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
    All metal parts are ok in recycling cart.
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
    Lab glass is not recyclable.
  • 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 garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
    Consider donating blankets and towels to animal shelters.
  • Mannequins
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Manure
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Try donating if possible.
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Mirror - Broken
    Mirror glass in non-recyclable.
  • Mixed Debris
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
    Consider reusing and donating whenever possible. Remove all packing material, flatten boxes, 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. Sell parts if applicable, otherwise place in garbage cart.
  • Nail polish - Empty
    Glass nail polish containers are not recyclable.
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
    Styrofoam cannot be recycled in curbside recycling programs.
  • Paper - Carbon
    Carbon paper in not recyclable.
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
    Laminated paper is not recyclable.
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
    Plastic-coated paper is not recyclable.
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
    Plastic-coated cartons are not recyclable.
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
    Thermal receipt paper is not recyclable.
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Only clean, empty and dry bottles and boxes go in recycling cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart. Rigid plastics #1-7 can be recycled.
  • Pet Waste
    Pet waste, even in a compostable bag, is prohibited from being placed in the organics cart.
  • Photographs
    Photographs are not recyclable.
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Plant Pots - Broken
    Consider reuse before disposal. Broken pieces can be used at the bottom of other plant pots to increase drainage.
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
    Consider reuse first.
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
    Not recyclable.
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
    Not recyclable.
  • Plastic Strapping
    Not recyclable.
  • Plastic Straws
    Single-use disposable straws, or damaged silicone straws. Consider switching to reusable straws to protect wildlife.
  • Plastic Tarps
    Not recyclable.
  • Plate Glass
    Consider reuse before disposal. Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Plexiglass
    Plexiglass is not recyclable. Consider reuse before disposal. Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first.
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
    Consider repair prior to disposal.
  • PVC
    Not recyclable.
  • Radios - Non-working
    Old style radios with dials (no digital displays) can be disposed of in the garbage. Take batteries out prior to putting in the garbage cart. Newer digital radios should be discarded as e-waste. Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Records
    Consider reuse first.
  • Reusable Bags
    If no longer reusable, place in garbage cart.
  • 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
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
    Any wood waste from wood with paint, stains, glues and/or adhesives belongs in the garbage cart.
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big to fit in cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Shower Curtain Liners - Non-working
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
    If not empty, place in garbage cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your garbage cart. Only empty, dry and clean bottles and boxes go in recycling cart.
  • 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 garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
  • Stuffed Animals
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Styrofoam Blocks
    Not recyclable.
  • Styrofoam Sheets
    Not recyclable.
  • Tape - Used
  • Tea Bags
    Remove metal or plastic prior to placing in organics cart; synthetic or plastic tea bags go in garbage cart.
  • Telephones
    Phones that don't use batteries and don't have displays may be put in the garbage. Phones with digital displays must be discarded as e-waste. Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • 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
    Poor, damaged condition. Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • 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 garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Tires - Bicycle
    Must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Remove battery prior to disposal. If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    If too big to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Tyvek
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
    Used condition. Donate new/unused vacuum cleaner bags and filters.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    If too big to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Water Filters
    Broken, damaged condition. Check to see if retailer has their own send-back recycling program.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper is ok in the organics cart. Parchment paper is plastic-lined on one side and must go into the garbage cart.
  • Wigs
    Consider donating first.
  • Window Screens
    Consider repair and reuse before disposal.
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Wood - Painted
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic

Additional Curbside Services:

Special Items

Republic Services
510-262-7100

On-Call Curbside Pick-ups: Residential customers can schedule two (2) on-call pick-ups per calendar year, free of charge, of up to two cubic yards (15 bags) of garbage or yard debris.   Bags must be no larger than 35-gallons, weigh no more than 40 pounds each and be strong enough to hold the materials without breaking. Please call (510) 262-7100 at least one week in advance to schedule your extra pick-up (on your regularly scheduled pick-up day). No Household Hazardous Waste (must be taken to your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility), e-waste, dirt, concrete, rock or construction and demolition material.

Curbside Oil Pick-Up:  Used motor oil and oil filters are collected curbside from residential customers at no extra cost. For more information, to request free Oil Recycling Kits (includes a special unbreakable plastic container with a secure screw-on top and leak-proof filter bag), and arrange for a convenient collection date, please call (510) 262-7100.

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

  • Motor Oil
    Call 510-262-7100 to request used oil recycling kit to recycle motor oil and filters curbside.
  • Oil Filters
    Call 510-262-7100 to request used oil recycling kit to recycle motor oil and filters curbside.

Bulky Pickup

Republic Services
510-262-7100

Residential customers are eligible for one bulky item on-call curbside pick-up per year for either one (1) eligible bulky item (such as furniture, mattresses or appliances) or five (5) e-waste items (including TVs, computers, printers, etc.). For more information, visit the website or call to schedule your bulky item pick-up.

  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
    If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Auto Glass
    Not recyclable. Small bagged amounts ok in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bath Tub
    Consider reuse first. Call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bicycle - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    If too big to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    If too big to fit in cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Computers - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Dental Chair - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Doors
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Electronics - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Freezer - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Furniture - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Luggage - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Mannequins
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Microwave - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Office chairs - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Plate Glass
    Consider reuse before disposal. Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Radios - Non-working
    Old style radios with dials (no digital displays) can be disposed of in the garbage. Take batteries out prior to putting in the garbage cart. Newer digital radios should be discarded as e-waste. Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big to fit in cart, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Small Engines - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Telephones
    Phones that don't use batteries and don't have displays may be put in the garbage. Phones with digital displays must be discarded as e-waste. Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Television - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition. Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed. If too big for cart, call 510-262-7100 to request a bulky item pickup.
  • Tires
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Remove battery prior to disposal. If too large to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Trash Compactor
    If non-working, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    If too big to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    If too big to fit in garbage cart with lid closed, call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Video Projectors - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.

Debris Box / C&D Service

Republic Services
510-262-7100

Republic Services provides Debris Box services to businesses, contractors, landscapers, and homeowners in West Contra Costa County. Debris boxes, from 10 to 40 yards, are available on 3-day rentals for household remodeling, landscape projects, site clean-up or other projects. Rates for Debris Boxes vary depending upon box size and filled weight. Call for more information or to place an order.

  • Asphalt
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
    Small scrap metal ok in recycling cart.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Bath Tub
    Consider reuse first. Call 510-262-7100 to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  • Bricks - Broken
  • Carpet
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Carpet Padding
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Ceiling Tile
    Small amounts ok in garbage cart.
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Concrete
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Doors
    Call 510-262-7100 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
  • Drums - Metal
  • Drums - Paper
  • Drums - Plastic
  • 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.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Small scrap metal ok in recycling cart. (Check with your curbside hauler for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the recycling cart.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    Small amounts that fit in garbage cart with lid closed are ok. (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
    Small amounts that fit in garbage cart with lid closed are ok. Request a C&D Debris box if too much for the garbage cart.
  • Garage Doors - 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.
  • 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.
  • Metal Pipe
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in curbside recycling. Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the recycling cart.
  • Mixed Debris
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Place small scraps in organics cart. Must fit in organics cart with lid closed. Request a wood only debris box for large amounts.
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.
  • Wood - Painted
    Must fit in garbage cart with lid closed.

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, 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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