Berkeley Curbside Recycling

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Recycling is vital to the health of our planet and helps the Berkeley community in very practical ways. By recycling paper, plastic, glass, and metal, you play an important part in protecting our climate, preserving our resources, and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. You also help to provide good, green-collar jobs. Do your part. Use your cart.

Berkeley’s Curbside Recycling service will not be operating on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1. Recycling service shifts one day to Friday and Saturday for the remainder of those weeks.

RECYCLING HOTLINE

Recycling Hotline: (510) 527-5555
Call Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 3 PM
recycling@ecologycenter.org

BERKELEY RECYCLING GUIDE: SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

If you live in a single family home, you can learn how and what to recycle on the Single Family Home Recycling page.

BERKELEY RECYCLING GUIDE: SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS

If you live in an apartment building of less than ten units, you can learn how and what to recycle on the Small Apartment Recycling page.

RECYCLING IN LARGE APARTMENT BUILDINGS & BUSINESSES

The City of Berkeley provides Commercial Recycling Services for businesses and residential buildings with 10 or more units. Click here to visit their recycling webpage.

REPORT A POACHER

People who collect your recycling before the official recycling trucks arrive to collect your materials deprive the City of revenue – revenue that offsets the cost of the service. If you would like to report a poaching violation, click here.

ABOUT BERKELEY’S RECYCLING PROGRAM

The Ecology Center has operated Berkeley’s Curbside Recycling Program since 1973! We were among the very first recycling programs in the US, and we continue to push toward our goals of Zero Waste and natural resource conservation. Read more about what sets us apart from corporate recyclers.