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East Bay Sanitary Recycling Laws LEARN MORE How SB 1383 impacts you.

California’s Organics Law

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Use Your Green Cart for Food Scraps

All of your food waste and food-soiled paper, from plate scrapings to napkins should be put in your green waste cart.

California Recycling Laws You Need to Know About

California is now experiencing the effects of a climate crisis: world record-breaking temperatures, even more devastating fire seasons, more extreme droughts, and rising sea levels that erode our coastlines. Scientists tell us that greenhouse gases released by human activities, like landfilling food, paper products, and yard waste cause climate change.

Several laws related to waste reduction, resource conservation, and greenhouse gas emission reduction have been passed over the years and they all impact you.


  • SB 1383 requires every resident and business in California to keep organic materials out of landfill.
  • AB 1826 requires businesses and multifamily units to separate organic waste from garbage for composting.
  • AB 341 requires businesses and multifamily units to arrange for recycling services
  • AB 827 requires food-generating businesses to provide containers for recycling, organics, and trash for customers to use.

El Cerrito Materials Guide English PDFDownload the El Cerrito Materials Guide

Not sure what material goes in what cart? This brochure will help you make sure the right material gets in the right cart. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Additional Services

In addition to comprehensive waste management collection services, we offer the following services to our community.

Debris Box Rental
Debris Boxes
Need a dumpster? We rent debris boxes.
Annual Clean Up
Annual clean up services and bulky item pick ups.
Street Sweeping
East Bay Sanitary is the City of El Cerrito’s street sweeping general contractor.