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El Sobrante Curbside - Richmond Sanitary Service

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Recyclables (blue cart) and yard waste (green cart) are collected weekly on the same day as garbage is collected. Be sure containers are placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day.

To give you the best information possible, we need to know a little more.

El Sobrante Curbside - Richmond Sanitary Service also accepts:

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  • Bimetal - Non-CRV

    Accepts metal pots & pans, cookie sheets, canning jar lids and miscellaneous incidental metal that easily fits into the recycling cart or bin. No large pieces like BBQs, auto parts or construction rebar. No small pieces like nails or bottle caps.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Books - Hard Cover

    Please remove the hard cover. Only recycle the paper pages.

    Free Pick-up

  • Books - Soft Cover

    Soft cover books are completely recycleable. If the book has a hard cover, please remove it.

    Free Pick-up

  • Bubble Wrap

    Accepted from large quantity generators - source separated.

    Free Pick-up

  • Free Pick-up

  • Cardboard

    Place cardboard in the recycling cart or bin.

    Free Pick-up

  • Cardboard - Waxed

    Place waxed cardboard in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Free Pick-up

  • Christmas Trees

    Un-flocked natural Christmas trees are compostable. Trees must be cut to size to fit in your organics cart or bin and fall freely when emptied. Customers may also take compostable trees to the Golden Bear Transfer Station for free disposal through the first weekend in February. Proof of residency is required. Disposal fees apply to non-compostable trees. Flocked trees are not compostable and should be cut to size and placed in your brown cart. Look for more information about the Christmas tree recycling program in the mail before the holidays.

    Free Pick-up

  • Clothes Hangers - Metal

    Check with local dry cleaners before recycling usable clothes hangers, those in good condition are often accepted for reuse.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Coffee Grounds

    Place in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Compostable Food Serviceware

    Small quantities may be placed in the organics carts or bins.

    Free Pick-up

  • Egg Cartons

    Cardboard egg cartons may be placed in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings. No styrofoam.

    Free Pick-up

  • Egg Cartons - Soiled

    Place soiled cardboard egg cartons in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings. No styrofoam.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Envelopes

    Paper envelopes only (windows are OK).

    Free Pick-up

  • Ferrous/Steel

    Items made of cast iron, stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy and tool steel may be placed in the recycling cart or bin. Items must fit loosely in the recycling cart or bin and fall freely when it is emptied. No small pieces like nails or bottle caps.

    Free Pick-up

  • Food Scraps

    Food Scraps (food waste, food-soiled paper) are organics and go in the green cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Food Soiled Paper

    Put in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Furniture

    Small furniture or furniture pieces made of plastic or metal can be placed in the recycling bin or cart if they easily fit inside with the lid closed.

    Free Pick-up

  • Glass Bottles & Jars - non-CRV

    Keep bottle caps on the bottle. Loose bottle caps are too small to sort.

    Free Pick-up

  • Glass Bottles - CRV

    Keep bottle caps on the bottle. Loose bottle caps are too small to sort.

    Free Pick-up

  • Greeting Cards - New & Reusable

    Only recycle if there is not another local vendor that accepts them for reuse or art supplies. If they have lights or sing, and you cannot reuse them, put them in the brown bin.

    Free Pick-up

  • Ice Cream Containers

    Put paper ice cream containers in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings. Put plastic ice cream containers in the recycling bin or cart.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Kitchen Fixtures

    Small metal kitchen fixtures can be recycled in the recycle bin or cart.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Meat - Including Bones

    Meat, including bones, may be placed in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Metal Pipe

    Must easily fit in the recycling cart or bin. No large pieces like construction rebar. No small pieces like nails.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal

    Accepts metal pots & pans, cookie sheets, canning jar lids and miscellaneous incidental metal that easily fits into the recycling bin or cart. No large pieces like BBQs, auto parts or construction rebar. No small pieces like nails or bottle caps.

    Free Pick-up

  • PVC

    Place small items or parts made of PVC (including pipe, sheets, parts, film, containers, some types of clothing and furniture) in the recycling cart or bin. Items must fit in your recycling cart or bin and fall freely when the cart is emptied.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Paper Towel

    Place paper towels in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Pizza Box - Greasy

    Place greasy pizza boxes in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Plastic Bags

    Must be clean without food or greasy residue to be marketable. Secure plastic bags, plastic film and plastic wrapping tightly within a plastic bag.

    Free Pick-up

  • Plastic Bottle - CRV

    Keep bottle caps on the bottle. Loose bottle caps are too small to sort.

    Free Pick-up

  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV

    Keep bottle caps on the bottle. Loose bottle caps are too small to sort.

    Free Pick-up

  • Plastic Bucket

    If the bucket has a metal handle, please remove it before recycling.

    Free Pick-up

  • Plastic Film

    Must be clean and without greasy residue to be marketable. Plastic bags, plastic film and plastic wrapping must be tightly bagged within a plastic bag.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Plastic Lids

    Leave lids attached to their containers. Loose lids should only be placed in the recycling bin or cart if larger than a bottle cap.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Pots & Pans

    Only pots and pans made of metal. No ceramics or Pyrex.

    Free Pick-up

  • Rigid Plastics

    Rigid plastics include plastic hangers, laundry baskets, toys and storage containers. It has to fit easily into the recycling cart or bin.

    Free Pick-up

  • Sawdust

    Small amounts are ok in organics cart or bin.

    Free Pick-up

  • Scrap Metal

    Accepts metal pots & pans, cookie sheets, canning jar lids and miscellaneous incidental metal that easily fits into therecycling cart or bin. No large pieces like BBQs, auto parts or construction rebar. No small pieces like nails or bottle caps.

    Free Pick-up

  • Seafood

    Place seafood in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Shredded Paper

    Place shredded paper in a paper bag and secure it with staples or tape to keep it from becoming wind-blown litter.

    Free Pick-up

  • Soiled Coffee Filters

    Place in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Straw/Hay

    Put in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Tea Bags

    Place tea bags in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Tissue Paper - Soiled

    Place food soiled tissue paper (e.g. napkins) in the organics cart or bin with yard trimmings. No tissue paper with human or animal waste.

    Free Pick-up

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  • Transparency Film

    Secure plastic bags, plastic film and plastic wrapping tightly within a plastic bag.

    Free Pick-up

  • Trees & Plants

    Cut trees into pieces that fit in your organics cart or bin and will fall freely when emptied.

    Free Pick-up

  • Untreated Wood

    Pieces that readily fit can be placed in the organics cart or bin for collection with other organics like yard trimmings, grass trimmings, leaves, pine needles and food scraps & food-soiled paper.

    Free Pick-up

  • Waxed Paper

    Waxed paper goes in the green cart or bin with yard trimmings.

    Free Pick-up

  • Wood

    Small pieces of unpainted/untreated wood may be placed in the organics cart or bin with other organic materials. Pieces should be cut to fit and will fall freely when cart is emptied.

    Free Pick-up

  • Wood Chips

    Unpainted/untreated wood chips may be placed in the organics cart or bin with other organic materials.

    Free Pick-up

  • Wood Scraps - Untreated

    Unpainted/untreated wood chips may be placed in the organics cart or bin with other organic materials.

    Free Pick-up

  • Yard Trimmings

    Place all yard waste directly into your organics cart or bin. Do not place any materials in plastic bags. Organics carts and bins with non-compostable materials are subject to extra disposal charges. Acceptable materials include yard trimmings, grass trimmings, leaves and flowers, pine needles, weeds, untreated wood and organics. Organics include food scraps and waste, and food-soiled paper. These all go in the organics cart or bin. DO NOT put palm, bamboo, lawn sod, ivy, painted or treated wood, manure, pet waste, hot ashes or briquettes, dirt, rock or sand in the organics container.

    Free Pick-up