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Berkeley Transfer Station - Berkeley - 1201 2nd St.

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Berkeley Transfer Station

1201 2nd St., Berkeley, California 94704
(510) 981-7270
Hours:

M-Sa 8-4:30

The City of Berkeley Transfer Station accepts refuse, construction & demolition debris, yard waste, and recyclables. Please clearly separate materials (recycling, green waste, and landfill) to ensure highest recovery of recyclables. Minimum charges apply to weighted materials. Please visit the website or call for more details, rates, or verification. *Berkeley Recycling Center works in tandem with Berkeley Transfer Station, and provides buyback and drop-off of recyclable household items.

Item Notes Method Destination
Air Conditioner - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Asphalt
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Bath Tub
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Bricks Separate for C&D drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Bricks - Broken Separate for C&D drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Burlap Poor, damaged condition. Collect, save, and offer for reuse in your community.
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Cardboard
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Cardboard - Waxed
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Cardboard - Wet
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Carpet Special Handling: Carpet recycling (clean, dry, rolled separately from padding, cut into 4’ sections), properly prepared carpet charged at the Construction and Demolition Material Base Rate.
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Ceiling Tile Construction & Demolition
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Ceramics & Pottery - Broken
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Christmas Trees Check CityofBerkeley.info for updates on free holiday drop-off timeframe for residents. All lights, decorations, tinsel, plastic bags, and plastic tree stands must be removed for composting. Outside of designated holiday drop-off, paid drop-off for composting. Flocked trees are not compostable and can be landfilled for a fee.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Compost
Cinder Blocks
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Compressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Computer Monitors - Non-working First 2 are free.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Concrete
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Concrete With Rebar
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Construction & Demolition Debris The Berkeley Transfer Station accepts construction and demolition materials for recycling. Construction and demolition material must be loose (no bags) to be accepted for recycling. Includes: clean wood, roofing materials, drywall, tile, porcelain, brick, dirt & rock, concrete, metal, cardboard, rigid plastics, toilets, sinks, bathtubs
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Corks - Natural Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Dishwasher - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Drywall Separate for C&D drop off
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Facial Tissues - Used
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Flooring - Non-working tile, porcelain
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Foam Padding
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Food Scraps
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products If it does not have the BPI certified logo, it belongs in the trash.
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated Used and/or food-soiled.
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Freezer - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Furniture - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Major Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Mattresses & Box Springs California residents may drop off up to two mattresses (including futon mattresses) or box springs at no charge. (ByeByeMattress states up to 6 units per day limit.) Commercial customers pay the standard rate for all mattresses and box springs.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Metal Sinks & Toilets Separate for C&D drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Microwave - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Safe Disposal
Mixed Debris
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Motor Oil Special Handling: Bring used motor oil or hydraulic fluid (no brake fluid, solvents, or antifreeze) in 5-gallon or smaller containers. The Transfer Station will pay 16¢ per gallon for up to 20 gallons of oil per customer.
  • Buyback Drop-off
  • Recycle
Office chairs - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Oil Filters
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working Appliance
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Pallets - Plastic - Reusable
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Pallets - Wooden - Broken
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Plant Pots - Ceramic
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Refrigerator - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Rigid Plastics
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Roofing - Clay Tile Separate for C&D
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Roofing - Concrete Tile Separate for C&D
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Roofing - Tar & Gravel
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Roofing - Wood Shingles Separate for C&D drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Small Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Soil - Clean Landfilled
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Television - Non-working First 2 are free.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Tile Separate for C&D drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Tires
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Water Coolers - Non-working Recycle: appliance pad drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Recycle
Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Landfill
Wood - Painted
  • Paid Pick-up
  • Landfill
Wood - Treated Special Handling: Treated Wood Waste (must be kept separate from other materials and placed in a designated bin for disposal), charged at the Refuse Base Rate and the Environmental Compliance Fee.
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Safe Disposal
Wood - Untreated Separate for wood drop-off area
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Wood Chips Separate for organics drop-off
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Wood Scraps - Untreated Separate for organics drop-off
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost
Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris Organic (compostable) materials shall be kept separate from other waste to comply with local and state regulations. No sod or plant debris with excessive dirt - this will be handled and charged as refuse. Not allowed: plywood, particle board, painted or treated wood, trash, recyclable materials, and and plastic bags (please empty any plastic bags used to transport debris)
  • Paid Drop-off
  • Compost

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