A quick overview of what goes in the recycling cart:
  • Paper: Cardboard, Paperboard, Junk Mail, Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines/Catalogs, Paper Bags, Phone Books
  • Glass: Glass Bottles and Glass Jars
    • No Window Glass, Mirrors, or Lightbulbs
  • Metal: Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans, Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Trays & Pans, Small Scrap Metal, Metal Caps, Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Plastic Containers: Plastic Water & Soda Bottles, Milk Jugs, Shampoo Bottles, Cleaning Product Containers, Plastic Tubs, Plastic Take-out Containers (Empty & Clean), Motor Oil Containers (Empty), Plastic Egg Cartons, Frozen Food Trays
  • Plastic Bags & Plastic Film: If stuffed & tied in a clear plastic bag, clean plastic bags & plastic film is accepted in your curbside recycling cart. (Note: El Cerrito does not accept plastic film of any kind in their recycling carts)

For specifics, click on individual items shown below.

Automotive

Cleaning

Construction

Home Decor