Curbside Recycling
Click on your City or Community to view the complete list of materials accepted in local curbside collection program. 
If you live in, own or manage an apartment complex or mobile home park, visit our Mandatory Commercial Recycling page for more information.

Alamo Clayton El Sobrante North Richmond Richmond
Antioch Clyde Hercules Oakley Rodeo
Bay Point Concord Kensington Orinda Rollingwood
Bay View Crockett Knightsen Pacheco San Pablo
Bethel Island Danville Lafayette Pinole San Ramon
Blackhawk Diablo Martinez Pittsburg Tassajara
Brentwood Discovery Bay Montalvin Manor Pleasant Hill Tara Hills
Byron E. Richmond Heights Moraga Pleasant Hill BART Vine Hill
Canyon El Cerrito Mt. View Port Costa Walnut Creek

Reuse & Recycling Options by Material Type 

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

Medications

Household Hazardous Waste
NOTE:  Some of the Electronic Devices and Appliances that are banned from disposal include Computers, Monitors, Printers,  VCRs, Radios, TVs, Cordless Telephones, Cellular Phones, Answering Machines. Microwaves and most Gas AppliancesYour unwanted electronic items may be among the types accepted at local FREE E-Waste Recycling Events.

Full Alphabetic Listing of All Materials
If you are unsure which category a material belongs in, click here for a list of all recycled materials or use our 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.
Household Hazardous Wastes
Paints, pesticides, household cleaners, used oil, automotive fluids, batteries and other
universal wastes & potentially hazardous materials.
Paper
Newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, office paper, etc.
Special Materials
Hard to recycle items such as tires, TVs, couches, etc.

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)


Didn't find what you were looking for?  Contact our Recycling Hotline (see below) or try using our Search Feature, checking our Full List of All Materials or visit Alameda County's Recycling & Reuse Website.

Back to County Waste Reduction & Recycling Home Page

County Recycling Hotline: 1 (800) 750-4096 -or- Contact Us Online / cccrecycle@yahoo.com

Contra Costa County Conservation & Development Department
651 Pine Street, 4th Floor - North Wing, Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 335-1290  |  (925) 335-1299 (FAX)

This website is provided for information purposes only and is not meant to be exclusive or exclusionary in any way.  Information on this website should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement by the County.  The County does not vouch for the capabilities, trustworthiness or performance of any individual, business or institution listed on this website.  Although we strive to provide a comprehensive listing of reuse and recycling options, it should not be regarded as complete with respect to the services, institutions or products it lists.  The County is not liable for errors or omissions and can not guarantee the accuracy of information regarding materials accepted, services or other details.   

IMPORTANT - Call vendors/companies first to verify accuracy of information.