Household Hazardous Waste Collection At the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center


Household Hazardous Waste Collection
at the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center

7501 Schmidt Ln, El Cerrito

Tuesdays 9am to 4pm (Closed for lunch 12 to 12:30)

RecycleMore, a Joint Powers Agency, provides these services in partnership with West County Resource Recovery (WCRR), Republic Services, and the City of El Cerrito.  

Must be a resident in the RecycleMore Service area and show proof of residency:

El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, and unincorporated Contra Costa County communities of Bayview, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Rollingwood and Tara Hills

Only on Tuesdays, the facility will accept the following household hazardous wastes:

  • Garden products (pesticides and fertilizers)
  • Propane gas cylinders
  • Hazardous aerosols/cleaners/sprays & poisons
  • Auto products (such as gasoline, cleaners, polishes)
  • Paints, solvents, thinners, and adhesives
  • Photo & pool chemicals
  • Mercury thermometers and switches

Items not accepted at any time:

  • No hazardous waste from businesses
  • No explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive waste
  • No treated wood waste or contaminated soil
  • No refrigerators. Other appliances accepted at the El Cerrito Recycling Center.

Rodeo, Crockett, Port Costa, Tormey, and Kensington residents must take their HHW to:

West County Resource Recovery HHW Facility

101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 4pm

Closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30pm

Kensington residents may call Bay View Sanitary at 510-237-4614 for more information or click here.


The El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center will continue to accept the following items

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5:45pm and Saturday/Sunday: 9:00am to 4:45pm

  • Used motor oil & filters (5-gallon container maximum)
  • Cooking oil (5 gallon maximum)
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent lights (RecycleMore territory residents only)
  • Sharps* (needles, syringes, lancets) must be in an approved sharps container
  • Medications (No controlled substances allowed). Put loose pills and bottled liquids in a sealed plastic bag. Black out any personal information.
  • Electronic Waste with cords such as:
    • Appliances: Microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens (small plug-in appliances)    
    • Cameras, video equipment, cell phones, chargers, etc.
    • Computers, Computer Monitors, Televisions, Laptops, hardware, printers, Ink cartridges, toners
    • Digital Thermometers, electric shavers, toothbrushes, hair dryers, curlers, and straighteners
    • Radios, stereo equipment, video games and consoles
    • Vacuum cleaners

Alameda County Residents should visit   for drop off locations.


This page is under construction, but please see the documents below for information on grasscycling.

Compost Supplies

RecycleMore does not currently offer discounted compost bins.

Check back in July 2018 for updates as we are working to provide compost bins at a reduced rate for residents. 

Less Toxic Solutions for Using at Home

Pesticides are potentially harmful to your family, pets, and garden ecosystem, and those chemicals have been found to contribute to toxicity in our water environment.  RecycleMore is asking for your help in reducing the risks of water pollution associated with pesticide use in our community. Residential areas of our community have been identified as major contributors of pesticide pollution in both local creeks and wastewater.
Here are some helpful fact sheets provided by Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) that offer less-toxic solutions to common pest problems. You can read them online, print them, or copy them to your computer.


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