Annual Clean Up

Annual Clean-up

Provided by the City of El Cerrito


The City of El Cerrito offers one FREE curbside Annual Clean-up pick-up of extra materials including recyclables, green waste, and garbage. Only residents and businesses with active solid waste accounts are eligible for these services.

To arrange a pick-up contact El Cerrito Recycling at least one week in advance. Pick-ups are typically scheduled to occur on a Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

El Cerrito Recycling
ph: 510.215.4350

For more information about Annual Clean-ups, please visit the City of El Cerrito’s website.

Items Accepted for Recycling Annual Clean-Up


12 Bags/Bundles of Sorted Recyclable Materials

  • 12 bags / bundles of sorted recyclable materials (Paper, Books, Bottles, Cans, etc.)
  • No heavier than 25 lbs. each
  • Must be in clear bags, paper bags, or boxes

Bulky Item Pick Up 12 Bags


Bundled Cardboard

  • Bundled Cardboard
  • No larger than 36x36 inches
  • Okay to bundle with twine
  • No loose cardboard, please!


  • 1 large electronic item (like an old TV or Monitor)


  • 3 small ones (CPUs, Phones, etc.)

Bulky Item Electronic Pick Up

Items NOT Accepted for Recycling Annual Clean-up (partial list):

  • Appliances including Refrigerators & Air Conditioners
  • Carpet
  • Clothes / Textiles - Please bring to the Recycling Center's Donation Station, Eco Salvage or utilize the USagain bins
  • Wood
  • Styrofoam / EPS #6
  • Mattresses, Box Springs
  • Wooden Bed Frames and Furniture
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), for example: paint, chemicals, ballasts, smoke alarms, gasoline, etc.
  • Fluorescent tubes and CFLs: Fluorescent tubes and CFLs from residents within the RecycleMore service area are accepted at the El Cerrito Recycling Center.
  • Styrofoam / EPS #6. Styrofoam peanuts are best reused and can be taken to some shipping stores.
  • The city is no longer able to accept appliances. Click here for disposal options.

Bulky Item Pick-up

Please call the East Bay Sanitary office at 510.237.4321 to schedule a pick-up or free estimate.

We are able to haul bulky items including furniture, mattresses, refrigerators, and other larger items, for an extra charge. East Bay Sanitary will recycle these items whenever cost efficient and pass the savings on to you.

Free Drop-off Options

The following services are available to you at no cost and are provided by the City of El Cerrito based on rates charged to all homes and businesses for the collection of solid waste by East Bay Sanitary. Only residents and businesses with active solid waste accounts are eligible for these services.

  • Convenient and free drop-off recycling of a wide range of materials at the El Cerrito Recycling Center
  • Free drop-off of Household Hazardous Waste at WCC HHW Facility in Richmond
  • Free curbside collection of HHW for seniors and the disabled
  • Special Recycling Events:
    • Periodic electronics recycling collection events
    • Biannual citywide garage sales