Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is dumping of any waste, whether it is oil, furniture, appliances, trash, litter or landscaping cuttings, etc., upon any public right-of-way or private property, without consent of the owner and/or the City of Richmond. Hazardous material such household products (batteries, oil, paint, and antifreeze), commercial and industrial items and fluids, and other regulated or illegal substances create a dangerous environment and pollute our very near neighbor. Illegal dumping costs taxpayers tens of thousands each year.

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How Can You Help?

Illegal Dumping report via the city app or call the illegal dumping hotline at 5109654905. For illeg

Report Illegally Dumped Material

Use the city's free smart phone app or call the Illegal Dumping Hot Line, (510) 965-4905, to report illegally dumped material in Richmond. 

Active Illegal Dumping

If illegal dumping problems are not reported the problem often grows. Once a pile begins, it often encourages other people to pile on additional waste. The City of Richmond will fine any persons caught dumping illegally or littering can be fined up to $1,000. 

If you see someone in the act of dumping illegally on private or public property:

  • Maintain a low profile – don’t contact the perpetrators yourselves. Stay safe!
  • Report any active illegal dumping to the Police Department by calling the non-emergency phone number, (510) 233-1214.

City of Richmond Free Smartphone App

The City of Richmond mobile app provides Richmond’s community members with one-stop access to quick and real-time reporting of neighborhood-related issues. The City of Richmond’s mobile phone app is available for free on the Apple App store and Google Play store, just type in "Richmond, California" into the app store search bar or use the QR codes below.

Watch the city's "How To" video for instructions on how to download the app:

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Free Residential Programs

  1. Free Bulky Item Pick-up
  2. Free household hazardous waste drop-off
  3. FREE Mattress Drop-off
  4. Volunteer!

Bulky Item Pick-up Program for Richmond Residents

Richmond residents are eligible for a free bulky item pickup! Collections may be scheduled for single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-family properties with up to 19 units! 

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  1. Transfer Stations and Landfills
  2. Richmond App and COR Connect
  3. Garbage Services
  4. Roll-Off Boxes

Transfer Stations and Landfills

For over-sized or other items that are not accepted in the curbside program, the following options are available for a fee:

Golden Bear Transfer Station
1 Parr Blvd, Richmond, CA
(510) 970-7260

City of Berkeley Transfer Station
1201 Second St, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-6300

Republic Services Contra Costa Transfer Station
951 Waterbird Way, Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 313-8987
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