Free Recycling and Composting

All Richmond residents are eligible for free weekly recycling and composting services:

  • Brown cart for garbage
  • Blue cart for recyclables
  • Green cart for green waste
Service fees are determined by the size of the garbage cart. By actively recycling and composting each week and opting for a smaller garbage bin, you can divert trash from landfills and actually lower your trash bills each month!

For questions regarding service rates, billing, and account information, missed pick-ups, recyclable items, and bulky item pickup, contact Republic Services at 510-262-7100 or visit

Household Hazardous Waste 

It's illegal to put hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, batteries, electronics, and fluorescent bulbs in the trash. Richmond residents can dispose of household hazardous waste conveniently and for free at the West County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Richmond. Visit our Hazardous Waste page to find  out how to dispose of your waste for free!

Free Green Waste Kitchen Pail

Richmond residents are eligible for a free green waste kitchen pail available on the third floor of City Hall in the City Manager's Office, Republic Services West Contra Costa Office, and the West Contra Costa Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
compost pail

Richmond City Hall

City Manager's Office, Suite 300
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(510) 620-6512

West Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

101 Pittsburg Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Wednesday - Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed Noon - 12:30 pm)
(888) 412-9277

Republic Services West Contra Costa Office

3260 Blume Dr., Suite 100
Richmond, CA 94805
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(510) 262-7100

Bulky Items & On-Call Cleanups

Richmond households can utilize one or more of the bulky item programs listed below to easily dispose of bulky household items. for more information visit,

Examples of Bulky Items:

Computer monitors
Rugs or carpets 
Exercise equipment Water heaters 
Other computer peripherals 
Answering machines
Mattresses/Box springs
VCR/DVD players
Tires (four tires count as one item)
Household Appliances (dishwashers, washing machine, clothes dryers, stove, refrigerator, freezer)
Furniture (sofa, love seat, big chair, dining sets, desks, dressers, tables, lawn furniture, office chair, book shelf)

  • Household Appliances (washing machines, 
  • dishwashers, stove, refrigerator, freezer)
  • Household Appliances (washing machines, 
  • dishwashers, stove, refrigerator, freezer)

Free Compost Giveaway Program for Residents


Every first Wednesday of the month, West County households can pick-up for free 2 cubic yards of compost from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond. Close the loop on your organics recycling by using the finished compost made right here in Richmond. This is self-service only; please bring your own bag, bin or bucket, and shovel to load the material. Valid identification is required.

For questions or additional information please call Republic Services at (510) 231-4200.

Free Compost Giveaway 1st wed 2019