The collection franchise agreement includes the collection of trash, recyclables, compost, and bulky items from residents and businesses. The post-collection agreement includes recyclables processing, composting, operation of a Household Hazardous Waste facility, and the transfer, transportation, disposal of solid waste, and education and outreach requirements.
A complete list of solid waste rates, fees, and regulations can be found in the City of Richmond Municipal Code, RMC 9.20. Solid waste agreements are available below.
2022 Solid Waste Rates were approved during the December 7, 2022 City Council meeting.
Richmond's Solid Waste Agreements
1) Collection Franchise Agreement
The City of Richmond has an exclusive franchise agreement with Richmond Sanitary Service, a subsidiary of Republic Services for residential and commercial solid waste collection through year 2025.
The West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (RecycleMore) has an exclusive post collection agreement with Richmond Sanitary Service, subsidiary of Republic Services for residential and commercial solid waste collection in West Contra Costa County through the year 2025.
3) Golden Bear Transfer Station Franchise Agreement
The City of Richmond has an exclusive franchise agreement with Golden Bear Transfer Services, Inc, a subsidiary of Republic Services, to provide solid waste transfer services within the franchise area through the year 2025.