It’s time to replace some of Berkeley’s old recycling carts! PLUS new lid colors

Map of Berkeley with dots in neighborhoods: between Shattuck and College, south of Dwight; between Fourth St and San Pablo, south of Cedar St; and between Fourth St and MLK Jr Way, South of University.
Dear Neighbor, Thank you for being great recyclers! With your help, Berkeley is a leading recycler that produces high-quality, higher value materials diverted from household waste. Together we can fight back against pollution, regional ecosystem destruction, and the global climate crisis. The City of Berkeley has approved a phased program to replace older residential recycling… Read more »

Thanks for Joining Us for Plastic Free July 2023!

Thanks for Joining Us for Plastic Free July 2023!
This summer, the Ecology Center celebrated Plastic Free July with a month filled with dynamic events and engaging educational content. Over the course of five remarkable events we connected with more than 300 community members, volunteers, and supporters as we explored the many opportunities to address the problems with plastics. We are grateful to have… Read more »

Help Desk’s Top 5 Most Interesting Questions of 2022

Two Ecology Center Staff at a farmers market tabling event.
Climate change is here, its effects are overwhelming and at times can leave one feeling hopeless. Through these difficult times, the Help Desk team finds solace in your passion for doing right by your community. From greywater installation to information on recycling systems, our Help Desk team is thrilled to have answered questions covering a… Read more »

It’s time to reduce plastics and return to reality-based recycling

It's time to reduce plastics and return to reality-based recycling
The Ecology Center began one of the nation’s first curbside recycling programs, on the heels of the first Earth Day. As operators of that same recycling program through the decades, we have had a front-row seat to the recycling industry’s complex evolution. In those early days, we fought to be taken seriously and to demonstrate… Read more »

2016 Holiday Schedule for Our Programs

2016 Holiday Schedule for Our Programs
Happy holidays to our friends and community! Some of our programs will have a little break as we head into 2017. Please see below for holiday schedules for all of our programs. Berkeley Curbside Recycling: Crew will run their usual Monday routes and Recycling phone (510) 527-5555 will be answered on 12/26/16 and 01/02/2017. Ecology… Read more »