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Kensington

Curbside Service Information

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Kensington

Recycling

  • 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 empty (depressurized).
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
    Must be clean and dry.
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
    Consider reusing or donating. Paper can be recycled, other unusable materials can be put in the gray landfill cart. No paints.
  • 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 gray landfill cart.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Small metal parts ok. Must fit in blue recycling cart with lid closed.
  • 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 gray landfill cart due to the adhesives.
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Cardboard
    Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your cart. If you have more cardboard that can fit in your blue recycling cart, additional cardboard needs to be broken down, tied or taped in bundles no bigger than 2’ x 2’ and placed next to the blue recycling cart on collection day. If waxed cardboard, place in green organics cart.
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If wet from rain, dry out and then it may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in green organics cart.
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
    Recycle if all metal, otherwise place in gray landfill cart.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
    Clean, clear plastic egg cartons may be placed in blue recycling cart. Styrofoam egg cartons go in the gray landfill cart.
  • Envelopes - Paper
    Plastic windows ok in recycling cart.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Small scrap metal ok in blue recycling cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
    Any plastic container, other than compostable plastic, can go in the blue recycling cart if empty, clean and dry.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
    Plastic cups ok in blue recyling cart, but not compostable plastic cups. Plastic plates belong in gray landfill cart.
  • Frozen Food Boxes
    If clean and dry, place in blue recycling cart. If food soiled, place in the green organics cart.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in gray landfill 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.
  • Hardware & Fasteners
    Small scrap metal is ok in blue 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 blue recycling cart to ensure recycling.
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
    All metal parts are ok in blue recycling cart.
  • Lab Plastics - Used
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Magazines
    Place in gray landfill cart if food-soiled.
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Metal Pipe
    Small amounts ok, must fit in blue recycling cart with the lid closed.
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
    Consider reusing and donating whenever possible. Remove all packing material, flatten boxes, and place in your blue recycling cart. Recycle paper packing material. Plastic packing material goes in gray landfill cart.
  • Newspaper
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Must fit in blue recycling cart with lid closed.
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    Make sure buckets are paint-free before placing in blue recycling cart.
  • Paper
    Foil paper and thermal paper are not recyclable and go in the gray landfill cart. If paper is food or grease-soiled, place in the green organics cart.
  • Paper Bags
    Foil paper and thermal paper are not recyclable and go in the gray landfill cart. Food or grease soiled paper bags go in the green organics cart.
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
    No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper.
  • Personal Care & Beauty Product Packaging
    Only clean, empty and dry bottles and boxes go in blue recycling cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your gray landfill cart. Rigids plastics #1-7 may be recycled.
  • Phonebooks
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
    Plastics #1-7; if other, discard in the gray landfill cart.
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
    Must be empty, clean and dry. Boxes with pizza residue belong in the green organics cart.
  • Plastic Bags
    Must be empty, clean and dry. Put bags and other film plastic into a plastic bag, tie and place in blue 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
    Must be empty, clean and dry.
  • Rigid Plastics
    Must be empty, clean, and dry. Plastics #1-7 only.
  • Scrap Metal
    Must fit in blue recycling cart with lid closed.
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products
    If not empty, place in gray landfill cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your gray landfill cart. Only empty, dry and clean bottles and boxes go in blue 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

  • 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
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If wet from rain, dry out and then it may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in green organics cart.
  • Christmas Trees
    Christmas trees may be placed on the curb during green waste weeks. Please remove ornaments, plastic stands, no flocked trees. Flocked trees belong in the gray landfill cart.
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
    Bio Bag brand is ok.
  • Corks - Natural
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Facial Tissues - Used
    Tissues without bodily fluids or chemicals ok in green organics cart.
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Frozen Food Boxes
    If clean and dry, place in blue recycling cart. If food soiled, place in the green organics cart.
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
    Place food scraps in the green organics cart. Place film plastic and poly-coated paper packaging in gray landfill cart. Place empty and clean rigid plastic containers and metal cans in blue recycling cart.
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
    Strain liquid and pour down drain. Solids can go into the green organics cart. Recycle empty and clean rigid plastics or metal containers. Asceptic containers, film plastics, and plastic-coated paper packaging belongs in the gray landfill cart once emptied of liquids.
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
    Consider collecting for future reuse, packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water and poured in garden.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and must fit in green organics cart with lid closed. If too many to place in cart, request a C&D debris box.
  • Paper - Shredded
    Place in green organics cart. Shredded paper is too fine to be recycled.
  • Paper Bags
    Foil paper and thermal paper are not recyclable and go in the gray landfill cart. Food or grease soiled paper bags go in the green organics cart.
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Straw/Hay
  • Tea Bags
    Remove metal or plastic prior to placing in green organics cart; synthetic or plastic tea bags go in gray landfill cart.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper can be placed in green organics cart. Parchment paper is plastic-lined on one side and goes in the gray landfill cart.
  • Wood - Untreated
    Must fit in green organics cart with lid closed.
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
    Must fit in green organics cart with lid closed.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    No palm fronds or ivy. Must fit in green organics cart with the lid closed. After filling cart, additional cans may be placed out at no additional charge.

Garbage

Bay View Refuse & Recycling
510-237-4614

Extra charges may apply if carts or bins are overflowing. If a resident would like extra garbage to be taken, at an additional charge, please call the office before to schedule.

  • Aseptic Packs
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • 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 through rings prior to placing in gray landfill cart to prevent harming wildlife.
  • ABS Plastic
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Air Mattress
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a 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 gray landfill cart. No paints.
  • Aseptic Packs
    Place in gray landfill cart. Aseptic packs are not recyclable.
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
    NO HOT ASHES. Ashes must be cold and should be bagged before placing in gray landfill cart.
  • Auto Glass
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Balloons - Used
  • Bathroom Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
    Small metal parts ok. Must fit in blue recycling cart with lid closed.
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
    Only recycle the paper pages. Bindings and covers should go in the gray landfill cart due to the adhesives.
  • Bricks - Broken
    Small amounts are ok in gray landfill cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • 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
  • Carpet
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • Carpet Padding
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • 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 ok in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed. 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 - Artificial
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
    Recycle if all metal, otherwise place in gray landfill 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 allowed in green organics cart.
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
    Remove batteries prior to disposal.
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
    Small amounts of oil and grease can be placed in your green organics cart, use paper towels or other compostable items to absorb them. 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
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Drywall
    Small amounts that fit in gray landfill cart are ok.
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
    Clean, clear plastic egg cartons may be placed in blue recycling cart. Styrofoam egg cartons go in the gray landfill cart.
  • Espresso Machines
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart with lid closed, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Eyeglasses
    If eyeglasses are broken place in gray landfill cart. If not broken, consider donating.
  • Facial Tissues - Used
    Tissues without bodily fluids or chemicals ok in green organics cart.
  • Fire Hoses
  • Flooring - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Foam Padding
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
    Plastic cups ok in blue recyling cart, but not compostable plastic cups. Plastic plates belong in gray landfill cart.
  • 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, do not put down drain.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Metallic or glittery gift paper goes in gray landfill cart.
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hearing Aids
    Remove batteries prior to placing hearing aids in gray landfill cart.
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Houseware - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Insulation - Used
    Small amounts ok, must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Jewelry - Non-working
    Consider reuse or repair before disposal. Metal jewelry can be taken to special recyclers.
  • Kitchen Fixtures
    Consider reuse first. Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lava Rock
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Lead-Painted Materials
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
  • Luggage - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Mannequins
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Manure
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Consider donating.
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Mixed Debris
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with the lid closed.
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
    Consider reusing and donating whenever possible. Remove all packing material, flatten boxes, and place in your blue recycling cart. Recycle paper packing material. Plastic packing material goes in gray landfill cart.
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
    Consider repair before disposal. Must fit in gray landfill cart with the lid closed.
  • Nail polish - Empty
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
    Consider collecting for reuse.
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Personal Care & Beauty Product Packaging
    Only clean, empty and dry bottles and boxes go in blue recycling cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your gray landfill cart. Rigids plastics #1-7 may be recycled.
  • Pet Waste
    Pet waste, even in a compostable bag is prohibited from being put in green organics cart.
  • Photographs
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Plant Pots - Broken
    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.
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
    Consider reuse before disposal.
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Shower Curtain Liners
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
    Single-use, disposable straws or damaged silicone straws. Consider switching to reusable straws to protect wildlife.
  • Plastic Tarps
  • Plate Glass
  • Plexiglass
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
    Consider reuse first. Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
    Consider repair prior to disposal.
  • PVC
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Radios - Non-working
    Old style radios with dials (no digital displays) can be disposed of in the gray landfill cart. Take batteries out prior to putting in the gray landfill cart. Newer digital radios should be discarded as e-waste.
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Records
    Consider reuse first.
  • Reusable Bags
    If no longer reusable, place in gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Rubber Bands
  • Rubber Items
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • 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 gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products
    If not empty, place in gray landfill cart. Tubes (e.g., toothpaste, ointment, lotions) go in your gray landfill cart. Only empty, dry and clean bottles and boxes go in blue recycling cart.
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment
    Cut loops when disposing of masks, as wildlife are getting tangled, similar to 6-pack rings.
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart with lid closed, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • 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 green organics cart; synthetic or plastic tea bags go in gray landfill cart.
  • Telephones
    Phones that don't use batteries and don't have displays may be put in the gray landfill cart. Phones with digital displays must be discarded as e-waste.
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition. Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Tile
    Small amounts that fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed are ok. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits. )
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Tires - Bicycle
    Poor, damaged condition. Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Remove battery prior to disposal. Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • 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 the gray landfill cart with lid closed, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Water Filters
    Broken or damaged condition.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper can be placed in green organics cart. Parchment paper is plastic-lined on one side and goes in the gray landfill cart.
  • Wigs
    Consider donating first.
  • Window Screens
    Consider repair and reuse before disposal.
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed. If doesn't fit in cart, place next to it and call office to schedule a pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Wood - Painted
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic

Additional Curbside Services:

Special Items

Bay View Refuse & Recycling
510-237-4614

Christmas Trees:  Natural (unflocked) Christmas Trees that do not fit in your green organics cart can be placed next to your green cart for pick-up on your regular collection day.  You must first remove tree stands, tinsel, lights and any ornaments before placing out for collection.  Flocked trees must be disposed of as trash.

Annual General Clean-up:  Residential customers can dispose of up to 1.5 cubic yards (equal to eleven (11) 32-gallon plastic bags) of extra waste curbside once a year during the annual clean-up event scheduled for each September (visit website or call 510-237-4614 for specific dates).  Bagged material (NO LOOSE ITEMS) must be in front of your home by 6:00am; place curbside nearest to the center of your property.  Household Hazardous Waste (must be taken to your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility), e-waste, rocks, dirt, cement, wood, ashes, heavy metal, paint, green waste or similar material will not be collected  Any items that may damage the packing mechanism of the trucks will not be collected.  Any larger items SUCH AS furniture, mattresses, etc. can be collected for an additional fee. However, YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE (510-237-4614) ahead of time to schedule this.

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

  • Christmas Trees
    Christmas trees may be placed on the curb during green waste weeks. Please remove ornaments, plastic stands, no flocked trees. Flocked trees belong in the gray landfill cart.

Bulky Pickup

Bay View Refuse & Recycling
510-237-4614

Bulky item pick-up service is available for an added fee, call for details.

  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Air Mattress
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up.
  • Barbeque Grill
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Bicycle - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart with lid closed, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Freezer - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Furniture - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Microwave - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Office chairs - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart with lid closed, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    If too big to fit in the gray landfill cart with lid closed, call 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky item pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
    Call office at 510-237-4614 to schedule a bulky pick-up for an extra charge.

Debris Box / C&D Service

Bay View Refuse & Recycling
510-237-4614

Bay View Refuse & Recycling provides Debris Box services to businesses, contractors, landscapers, and homeowners in Kensington. Rates for Debris Boxes vary depending upon box size and filled weight. Call for more information or to place an order.

  • Asphalt
  • Bath Tub
  • Bricks - Broken
    Small amounts are ok in gray landfill cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • Carpet
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • Carpet Padding
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • Ceiling Tile
    Small amounts ok in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Concrete
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Doors
  • Drywall
    Small amounts that fit in gray landfill cart are ok.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Small scrap metal ok in blue recycling cart. Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Garage Doors - Non-working
  • Insulation - Used
    Small amounts ok, must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Lava Rock
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Metal Pipe
    Small amounts ok, must fit in blue recycling cart with the lid closed.
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and must fit in green organics cart with lid closed. If too many to place in cart, request a C&D debris box.
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    Small amounts that fit in cart with lid closed are ok in gray landfill cart. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits.) Request a C&D Debris box if too heavy or too much for the gray landfill cart.
  • Sand
  • Tile
    Small amounts that fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed are ok. (Call office at 510-237-4614 for weight limits. )
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.
  • Wood - Logs
  • Wood - Painted
    Must fit in gray landfill cart with lid closed.

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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