Additional Details for Residents
Backyard Collection Service
Backyard collection of solid waste available for persons with mobility limitations. Contact East Bay Sanitary for eligibility details: 510-237-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some materials which are not accepted in the curbside recycling cart are accepted at the El Cerrito Recycling Center. These materials typically include Clothing; Books; Scrap Metal; Household Batteries; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sharps; Electronics; Paint and other Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (Tuesday only); Cooking Oil; Canned Food Donations; Clothes Hangers; Corks; block white Styrofoam (Thursday only). Not all materials are accepted at all times. Some materials are subject to residency requirements and/or fees. Visit website, call, or email for current hours and accepted materials : 510-215-4350 or Green@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Residents of El Cerrito may drop off certain types of household hazardous waste (HHW) ONLY ON TUESDAYS at the El Cerrito Recycling Center. No more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste is allowed to be transported per vehicle per visit. Individual containers are limited to five-gallon capacity. Proof of residency required. You must drive through in a vehicle. Permits will not allow HHW disposal on foot, on a bicycle, on a motorcycle or in a wheelchair.
The West County Resource Recovery Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility located at 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond accepts household hazardous waste from residents of El Cerrito. Visit website or call for hours, materials accepted, residency requirements, etc.: 1-888-412-9277
Curbside collection occurs on all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If those holidays fall on a regular collection day, then collection for that day and all following days in that week will occur one day later than usual.