Hercules Curbside - Richmond Sanitary Service

    Please Call: (510) 262-7100

    Pickup: Curbside recycling services for residences.

    General Info: Recyclables (blue cart) and yard waste (green cart) are collected every other week (on alternating weeks) on the same day as garbage is collected. Be sure container is placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day.

    Some information regarding other local recycling related resources can be found online at http://www.recyclemore.com.

    Website: http://www.richmondsanitaryservice.com

Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
This vendor handles:
  • Beer Bottles
  • Bottles - Glass: CRV
  • Bottles - Glass: Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles: CRV
  • Glass Bottles: Non-CRV
Hazardous Material
This vendor handles:
  • Motor Oil (Free kits available, call for details. Maximum of 2 gallons per collection.)
  • Oil Filters (After removing the filter, drain the oil into the plastic container for recycling. Place the used filter in a heavy sealable plastic bag, such as a Ziploc freezer bag. Then place the sealed bag next to your recycling bin on the day of collection.)
This vendor handles:
  • Aerosol Cans: Empty
  • Aluminum Cans: CRV
  • Aluminum Cans: Non-CRV
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans
  • Bi-Metal: CRV
  • Bi-Metal: Non-CRV
  • Scrap Metal
  • Spray Cans: Empty
  • Tin Cans
This vendor handles:
  • Christmas Trees (Natural trees only - flocked trees canít be recycled.)
  • Food Scraps/Waste (cooked and uncooked)
  • Food Soiled Paper
  • Grass Clippings (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
  • Leaves (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
  • Sawdust (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
  • Straw/Hay (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
  • Wood Debris: Untreated (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
  • Wood Scraps: Untreated (Place in green waste/yard debris cart.)
  • Yard Trimmings (Place in green waste/yard debris cart. No palm, ivy or bamboo clippings.)
This vendor handles:
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogues / Magazines
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Chipboard
  • Envelopes - Reuse (Envelopes not suitable for reuse can be recycled with your mixed paper.)
  • Junk Mail - Recycle
  • Magazines - Recycle
  • Milk and Juice Cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Paper Bags: Grocery / Kraft
  • Paper: Computer
  • Paper: Mixed
  • Paper: White
  • Paperboard
  • Telephone Books
This vendor handles:
  • #1 PETE Bottles: CRV
  • #1 PETE Bottles: Non-CRV 
  • #1-#7 Narrow-neck Bottles (# 1 & # 2 Only)
  • #2 HDPE Bottles: CRV
  • #2 HDPE Bottles: Non-CRV
  • #1 - #7 Plastic Beverage and Food Containers
  • Bottles - Plastic: CRV
  • Bottles - Plastic: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck # 1 & # 2 Only)
  • Milk Jugs: #2 HDPE
  • All Mixed Plastics
  • Mixed Rigid Plastic Packaging and Other Food Containers
  • Plastic Bottles Narrow-neck: #1-#7 (# 1 & # 2 Only)
  • Plastic Bottles: CRV
  • Plastic Bottles: Non-CRV (Narrow-neck # 1 & # 2 Only)
  • Water Bottles: #1 PETE - CRV
  • Water Jugs: #2 HDPE
Special Materials
This vendor handles:
  • Beverage Containers: Mixed (Narrow-neck Only) 


Didn't find what you were looking for?  Try searching Alameda County's Recycling & Reuse Options.

If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

Back to Contra Costa County Waste Reduction & Recycling Home Page

County Recycling Hotline: 1 (800) 750-4096 -or- cccrecycle@yahoo.com

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