Environmental and Health Initiatives

The City of Richmond Environmental Initiatives team promotes systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy and sustainable neighborhoods. The Division collaborates with the community and other city departments to implement actions identified in the Climate Action Plan, Health in All Policies Strategy Document, and the Energy and Climate Change Element and Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030. The team aims to build the City and community's capacity to improve and promote sustainability and health equity. 

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News/Updates/Important Information

  1. FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Mattress Collection Event (9/23)

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Mattress Collection Event (9/23)

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 371 South 23rd Street, Richmond, CA (Richmond Galileo Club)

Eligibility: Only for residents of West Contra Costa County (Richmond, San Pablo, Hercules, Pinole, El Cerrito, Bayview, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Rollingwood, Tara Hills, Crockett-Torney-Port Costa, and Rodeo) 

For more information about the event or HHW disposal visit, www.recyclemore.com or call (888) 412-9277

FLYER LINK: https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=66621

Can't make it to this special one-day event?

Drop-off HHW and Mattresses at the West Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 101 Pittsburg Ave, Richmond. The facility is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9 AM - 4 PM. 

Highlights of the Drop-Off Event:

  • Free Drop-off: No charge for dropping off household hazardous waste (HHW) items and mattresses.
  • Restrictions Apply: Max of three mattresses and/or box springs per household and weight. No furniture or trash. See flyer below for additional restrictions.  
  • Waste Types Accepted: Unwanted household chemicals, pesticides, automotive fluids, paint, batteries, CFLs, electronic waste, and up to three mattresses and/or box springs per household.
  • Safe & Efficient - No Walk Ups: Participants must remain in their vehicles for a contactless drop-off experience.
  • Proper ID Required: Please bring proper identification for proof of residency.
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I Heart Richmond

I Heart Richmond is a City-wide beautification and clean-up initiative led through a collaboration of several City departments and community-based organizations. 

To learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities, programs, resources, and City Council presentations visit, www.ci.richmond.ca.us/IHeartRichmond

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