Solid Waste, Recycling, and Compost

Solid Waste and Recycling Services

Richmond's collection services are provided by Republic Services and are available to provide information regarding: 

  • commercial and residential rates, 
  • Free waste audits for businesses,
  • billing or account information,  
  • Pay Your Bill Online
  • reporting a missed pickup or lost or damaged carts/bins, or 
  • request on-call cleanups or bulky item collection services.

Visit Republic Services' website,, or call 510-262-7100 for inquiries or additional information.   

Ratepayers may visit Waste and Recycling Rates and Contracts to access this year's solid waste rates and solid waste franchise agreements.

Republic Services Recycling Guide
  1. Recycling Guide
  2. Organics Guide

What Goes Into the Blue Recycling Cart?

  • Cardboard (flattened)

  • 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

  • NOT ACCEPTED- compostable or biodegradable plastic, paper towels, napkins, polystyrene foam (styrofoam), candy wrappers, chip bags, tetra pak containers.
Recycling Guide

Recycling Tips

May- Recycling Tip of the Month
Recycling Tip of the Month April