Walnut Creek Recycling Center

    480 Lawrence Way
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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    (925) 937-4992

    Buyback: Only for those materials noted as "Buyback" below.

    Drop-off: During business hours only (except cardboard, metals & bottles which can be dropped off 24-hours a day)

    Fees: Fee charged for certain materials as noted below - call to verify current fees.

    General Info: The Center is located on Lawrence Way in Walnut Creek (near the 680 north entrance ramp from Main Street). The Walnut Creek Recycling Center is owned and operated by Valley Waste Management. The facility also sells compost by cubic foot bags or by per cubic yard.

    Hours: Tu-Sa 8:30am-5pm

    Website: http://www.wastediversion.org/app_pages/view/44

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

  • Beer Bottles (Buyback for CRV only)
  • Bottles - Glass: CRV (Buyback)
  • Bottles - Glass: Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles: CRV (Buyback)
  • Glass Bottles: Non-CRV
  • Hazardous Material
    This vendor handles:

  • Antifreeze / Propylene Glycol ($3 per gallon)
  • Motor Oil ($1 per gallon)
  • Metal
    This vendor handles:

  • Aluminum Cans: CRV (Buyback)
  • Aluminum Cans: Non-CRV
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans
  • Aluminum Scrap
  • Bi-Metal: CRV (Buyback)
  • Bi-Metal: Non-CRV
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Scrap Metal
  • Scrap Metal: Non-ferrous
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tin Cans
  • Organics
    This vendor handles:

  • Grass Clippings ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Leaves ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Pallets: Broken ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Sawdust ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Straw/Hay ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Wood Debris: Untreated ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Wood Pallets: Broken - Recycle ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Wood Scraps: Untreated ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Yard Trimmings ($9.40 per cubic yard)
  • Paper
    This vendor handles:

  • Books: Hard cover - Recycle
  • Books: Soft cover - Recycle
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogues / Magazines
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Chipboard
  • Junk Mail - Recycle
  • Magazines - Recycle
  • Newspaper
  • Paper Bags: Grocery / Kraft
  • Paper: Computer
  • Paper: Mixed
  • Paper: White
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic
    This vendor handles:

  • #1 PETE Bottles: CRV (Buyback)
  • #1 PETE Bottles: Non-CRV
  • #1 PETE Wide Mouth Container
  • #1-#7 Narrow-neck Bottles (Buyback for CRV only, NO # 6 accepted.)
  • #2 HDPE Bottles: CRV (Buyback)
  • #2 HDPE Bottles: Non-CRV
  • #2 HDPE Wide Mouth Container (Buyback for CRV only)
  • #4 LDPE Bottles: CRV (Buyback)
  • #4 LDPE Bottles: Non-CRV
  • #4 LDPE Wide Mouth Container
  • #5 PP Wide Mouth Container
  • Bottles - Plastic: CRV (Buyback)
  • Bottles - Plastic: Non-CRV
  • Buckets: #2 HDPE
  • Milk Jugs: #2 HDPE (Buyback for CRV only)
  • Plastic Bottles Narrow-neck: #1-#7 (Buyback for CRV only, NO # 6 accepted.)
  • Plastic Bottles: CRV (Buyback)
  • Plastic Bottles: Non-CRV
  • Water Bottles: #1 PETE - CRV (Buyback)
  • Water Jugs: #2 HDPE (Buyback for CRV only)
  • Special Materials
    This vendor handles:

  • Beverage Containers: Mixed


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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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