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Recycling and Waste Reduction
The Solid Waste and Recycling Section oversees the collection of garbage, recycling, and organics in portions of the unincorporated County and implements programs to reduce solid waste disposal and promote reuse and recycling in accordance with the Integrated Waste Management Act (AB 939) and other applicable state laws. Additional services include operating the recycling hotline (800 750-4096) and hosting home composting workshops.
Don’t know where to dispose of your waste? Find locations in the County to dispose of your waste properly and information about curbside recycling.
Business Recycling and Organics
California Laws require businesses and multi-family residents to arrange for recycling and organics collection services. Learn more about the requirements, how to contact your hauler or submit an exemption form.
Composting and Gardening
Composting at home can help reduce yard waste, conserve water, and generate fertilizer for home gardens. Find the schedule of our free compost workshops and information on how to create your own home compost bin.
CRV Buyback Centers
Recycling centers around the County buy back empty California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers. Locate the nearest recycling center to you and learn about which beverage containers are eligible for redemption.
Environmental Action Program for Schools
The environmental action program for schools is a free program to help students (grades K-12) incorporate sustainability into their school and day to day life.
The County partners with franchise haulers for solid waste and recycling collection in various unincorporated communities. The page includes the Franchise Agreements and their respective communities served under each agreement.
North Richmond Green
The North Richmond Waste & Recovery Mitigation Fee (NRMF) was established by the City of Richmond and the County to help defray annual costs associated with collection and disposal of illegally dumped waste and associated impacts for the benefit of unincorporated and incorporated North Richmond.
Recycling Market Development Zone
The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) loan program is a state sponsored program that combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. The RMDZ program offers low interest loans to borrowers using recycled materials to make new products within the zone.
Report Illegal Dumping
Help the County reduce the occurrence of illegal dumping by reporting incidents to local law enforcement and properly disposing of your waste. Find out how to report different types of illegal dumping incidents and how to get rid of unusual items such as construction waste, couches, motor oil, tires, etc.
Used Oil Page
Used oil disposed of improperly can contaminate our drinking water resources. Find a used oil Drop-off location near you.
Deidra DingmanDeputy DirectorPhone: 925-655-2910
Justin SullivanBusiness Recycling and OrganicsPhone: 925-655-2914