Residents

Free Recycling and Composting


All Richmond residents are eligible for free weekly recycling and composting services:

  • Brown cart for garbage
  • Blue cart for recyclables
  • Green cart for green waste
Service fees are determined by the size of the garbage cart. By actively recycling and composting each week and opting for a smaller garbage bin, you can divert trash from landfills and actually lower your trash bills each month!

For questions regarding service rates, billing, and account information, missed pick-ups, recyclable items, and bulky item pickup, contact Republic Services at 510-262-7100 or visit www.republicservices.com/municipality/wccc-ca.

Household Hazardous Waste 



It's illegal to put hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, batteries, electronics, and fluorescent bulbs in the trash. Richmond residents can dispose of household hazardous waste conveniently and for free at the West County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Richmond. Visit our Hazardous Waste page to find  out how to dispose of your waste for free!

Free Green Waste Kitchen Pail


Richmond residents are eligible for a free green waste kitchen pail available on the third floor of City Hall in the City Manager's Office, Republic Services West Contra Costa Office, and the West Contra Costa Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
compost pail

Richmond City Hall


City Manager's Office, Suite 300
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(510) 620-6512

West Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility


101 Pittsburg Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Wednesday - Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed Noon - 12:30 pm)
(888) 412-9277

Republic Services West Contra Costa Office


3260 Blume Dr., Suite 100
Richmond, CA 94805
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(510) 262-7100

Bulky Items & On-Call Cleanups



Richmond households can utilize one or more of the bulky item programs listed below to easily dispose of bulky household items. for more information visit, www.ci.richmond.ca.us/1722/Bulky-Items.

Examples of Bulky Items:


Sinks
Toys
Computer monitors
BBQ
Rugs or carpets 
Computer
Exercise equipment Water heaters 
Other computer peripherals 
TVs
Microwaves 
Answering machines
Mattresses/Box springs
Radios 
Printers 
VCR/DVD players
Toilets
Tires (four tires count as one item)
Household Appliances (dishwashers, washing machine, clothes dryers, stove, refrigerator, freezer)
Furniture (sofa, love seat, big chair, dining sets, desks, dressers, tables, lawn furniture, office chair, book shelf)








  • Household Appliances (washing machines, 
  • dishwashers, stove, refrigerator, freezer)
  • Household Appliances (washing machines, 
  • dishwashers, stove, refrigerator, freezer)