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
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 www.republicservices.com/municipality/wccc-ca.
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
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.
Richmond City Hall
City Manager's Office, Suite 300
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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)
Republic Services West Contra Costa Office
3260 Blume Dr., Suite 100
Richmond, CA 94805
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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, www.ci.richmond.ca.us/1722/Bulky-Items.
Examples of Bulky Items:
|| 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)
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.