Solid Waste and Recycling Services
Richmond's collection services are provided by Republic Services. Contact Republic Services at 510-262-7100 to ask about commercial and residential rates, billing or account information, Pay Your Bill Online, report a missed pickup or lost or damaged carts/bins, or request on-call cleanups or bulky item collection services. Follow Republic Services' Quarterly Newsletter for up-to-date information, news and recycling activities.
Increase waste diversion by recycling paper, cardboard, metals, narrow-neck plastics, and more. The items accepted in the Richmond recycling program have now been expanded to include plastic bags (bundled) and all rigid plastic containers including tubs and to-go containers. View the Republic Services' Residential and Commercial Recycling Guide for complete details.
What Goes Into the Blue Cart?
Paper - newspaper, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, catalogs, cereal & shoe boxes, colored & white paper, telephone books, paper bags
Glass - bottles and jars
Plastic - milk, juice, soda & water bottles, narrow-neck bottles, to-go containers, tubs, bags(bundled)
Metal - aluminum, steel, tin cans, empty aerosol cans, aluminum foil & pans
Richmond residents of single-family homes can put food scraps and food-soiled paper into the green cart along with yard trimmings for composting! View the Republic Services' Residential and Commercial Recycling Guide for complete details.