El Cerrito Recycling Center

    7501 Schmidt Ln.
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
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    (510) 215-4350

    Drop-off: Drop-off only

    General Info: This is a drop-off site only. They accept most curbside materials. Give away free mulch/ground wood. There is also a Goodwill - Donation Station on-site.

    Hours: M-F 8am-5:45pm, Sa-Su 9am-4:45pm (all year)

    E-mail: comments@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

    Website: http://www.ecrecycling.org

    Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
    Glass
    This vendor handles:

  • Beer Bottles
  • Bottles - Glass: CRV
  • Bottles - Glass: Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles: CRV
  • Glass Bottles: Non-CRV
  • Hazardous Material
    This vendor handles:

  • Batteries: Auto / Lead Acid
  • Batteries: Buttons (Hearing Aid)
  • Batteries: Household (Flashlight)
  • Batteries: Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Li-ion
  • Batteries: Rechargeable
  • Motor Oil (20 gallon maximum per trip, 5 gallon container maximum)
  • Oil Filters
  • Metal
    This vendor handles:

  • Aluminum Cans: CRV
  • Aluminum Cans: Non-CRV
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans
  • Aluminum Scrap
  • Appliances: Non-working (No refrigerators, freezers or other freon containing items.)
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Scrap Metal
  • Stoves / Ovens: Non-working
  • Tin Cans
  • Washers/Dryers: Non-working
  • Paper
    This vendor handles:

  • Books: Soft cover - Recycle (Maintains an exchange shelf for give & take)
  • Cardboard (Must be broken down and flattened)
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Chipboard
  • Magazines - Recycle
  • Newspaper
  • Paper: Computer
  • Paper: Mixed
  • Paper: White
  • Paperboard
  • Telephone Books
  • Plastic
    This vendor handles:

  • #1 PETE Bottles: CRV
  • #1 PETE Bottles: Non-CRV
  • #2 HDPE Bottles: CRV
  • #3 PVC (Narrow-necked bottles only.)
  • #4 LDPE (Narrow-necked bottles only.)
  • #5 PP (Narrow-necked bottles only.)
  • #6 PS
  • #6 PS-EPS (Styrofoam Blocks)
  • #7 Other (Narrow-necked bottles only.)
  • Milk Jugs: #2 HDPE
  • Plastic Bottles: CRV
  • Styrofoam: #6 PS (Clean white block styrofoam, no packaging peanuts, no cups or food containers. Marked collection bins for styrofoam are located in the Recycling Center main yard, next to the cardboard collection area.)
  • Reuse
    This vendor handles:

  • Cellular Phones - Reuse (Can be put in donation station on site)
  • Eyeglasses - Reuse
  • Special Materials
    This vendor handles:

  • Cellular Phones: Scrap - Recycle


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If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

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

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