Many items that you no longer want or need are accepted by local
Reuse & Recycling Facilities / Services
Use our website or call us toll-free for locations nearest you or other resources to help 
REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE
at home, work and school.
County Recycling Hotline -- 1-800-750-4096

Most Requested Reuse & Recycling Resources

Curbside Recycling Used Oil & Filters CRV Buyback Centers (PDF) Thrift Stores (PDF) Building Materials Reuse

SEARCH BY MATERIAL (such as Televisions)
or SEARCH BY MATERIAL AND LOCATION (such as Oil Richmond)

                        Google Custom Search  

 

Resources to Properly Discard Hazardous Items

It is ILLEGAL to place the below items in trash or landfills, click the links below for local facilities or services that accept these hazardous items.

Batteries Fluorescent Lights Electronic Devices 
(see NOTE below)
Needles / Sharps / Syringes Household Hazardous Waste
NOTE:  Some of the Electronic Devices that are banned from disposal include Computers, Monitors, Printers, Microwave Ovens, VCRs, Radios, TVs, Cordless Telephones, Cellular Phones, Answering Machines and certain Appliances (such as microwaves and most gas appliances). You may want to find out if your unwanted electronic items are among the types accepted at local FREE E-Waste Recycling Events.

How to Reuse & Recycle Other Materials

Additional resources to reuse or recycle materials locally can be found looking up an item or material using the following Categories, our Full List of Materials or the Search by Material feature.

Construction & Demolition
Building construction or demolition
materials such as bricks, concrete, doors.
Metals
Beverage cans, scrap metals, tin cans, appliances, etc.
Plastics
Milk jugs, soda bottles, styrofoam, etc.
Glass
Soda bottles, jars, wine bottles, windows, etc.
Organics
Yard trimmings, wood debris, Christmas trees, food donations, etc.
Reuse
Computers, bicycles,
furniture, toner cartridges, etc.
Hazardous Materials
Paints, pesticides, household cleaners, used oil, automotive fluids, batteries and other potentially hazardous materials.
Paper
Newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, office paper, etc.
Special Materials
Hard to recycle items such as tires, TVs, couches, etc.

 

 
Reducing Junk Mail

* PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader , which is available free.

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COMBAT ILLEGAL DUMPING

  • DISCARD NON-RECYCLABLE WASTE IN YOUR TRASH OR TAKE TO PERMITTED DISPOSAL FACILITIES
  • DO NOT HIRE UNAUTHORIZED HAULERS (in most cases only the local garbage company has been authorized by the City or County to pick-up trash)
  • REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING (if you witness illegal dumping, every minute counts so provide law enforcement with as much detail as possible right away)

Help Fight Global Warming
Individuals, business and public agencies can all be part of the solution by reducing waste, conserving energy & decreasing fuel use; visit the County's Climate Protection page for more information.


TO CONTACT US:

Phone: 925-674-7203
Fax: 925-674-7250
County Recycling Hotline: 1 (800) 750-4096 / cccrecycle@yahoo.com

Contra Costa County Department of Conservation & Development
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553

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