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,
  • Request on-call cleanups or bulky item collection services.
Republic Services Recycling Guide

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.

Solid Waste Contamination Audits Returning starting Monday, July 17th

Republic Services will be resuming solid waste contamination audits on Monday, July 17th. The audits had been discontinued during the pandemic, however, due to the increased levels of contamination, the audits are returning to encourage proper material separation. Additionally, these audits support the City to comply with California Senate Bill 1383

Customers in the area where the contamination audits will be conducted will be notified by Republic Services via an automated call blast. For any questions or additional information, please contact Republic Services at (510) 262-7100. 

Richmond Recycling Webinar Recording (English):

Richmond Recycling Webinar Recording (Spanish):

RS Garbage Poster
RS Recycling Poster
RS Organics Poster


Recycling Disposal Guide: RE:Source

Learn how to properly and safely dispose hazardous waste, clothing, bulky items, and more!

For residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

Recycling and Compost Refresher Webinar!

The City of Richmond, Environmental Initiatives Division and Republic Services hosted an informational webinar about recycling and composting in Richmond. 

The recording of the presentation is available in both English and Spanish below. 

If you have questions about recycling or composting, contact Republic Services Recycling Coordinators at or call, (510) 262-7140.

For more resources about recycling and compost service in Richmond, as well as printable recycling guides, visit,

Recycling Tips

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