City of El Cerrito Recycling — Community Recycling Center

Drop off center that accepts:# Mixed Paper- white paper, colored paper, newspaper, shredded paper, file folders, junk mail, magazines, envelopes, etc; Cardboard- must be broken down and flattened; Plastic Beverage Containers- all clean plastics, all #s; Any Hard Plastics or Food Containers- all clean plastics; Glass Containers- bottles and jars rinsed clean; Plate glass; Aluminum, Tin, and Scrap Metals- clean and empty; Plastic Film and Wrapping- tightly bagged and tied off at the top- clean grocery bags, bread bags, cling wrap, etc; Plastic Chemical Bottles- all clean plastics that contained chemicals- (Must triple rinse). Hard to Recycle Items including: Scrap Metals- including water heaters, stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers; Used Motor Oil and Filters – up to 20 gallons per visit / 5-gallon container maximum; Automobile Batteries- lead-acid cell; Household Batteries- alkaline, lithium, and NiCad; Cell Phones- non-working cell phones are accepted in a bin for recycling, and working cell phones can be donated to the Reuse Station (see below); Items in Good Condition for Reuse- books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audio tapes, video tapes; Reading Glasses- drop-off box is located next to book exchange; Hangers- metal, plastic, or wooden clothes hangers; Styrofoam- 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. Call if you are unsure where to dispose of other materials. The Corporation Yard (across the street from the Recycling Center) makes free mulch available during the summer months to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Customers must bring their own shovels and containers.

Website: 510 215-4350Mailing Address:7501 Schmidt Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530Date Updated: 3/13/2013