Commercial Services

Commercial Services

Service is provided in partnership with the City of El Cerrito.

Between the City of El Cerrito and East Bay Sanitary Company, we have all your service needs covered! Commercial customers receive recycling services at no additional charge and green waste/food scraps service is offered at a reduced rate.


Collection Services

  • EBS provides commercial garbage collection up to 6 days a week. Container sizes include 20, 35 and 64-gallon carts as well as 1 and 2 cubic yard bins for rear load collection. Service can be tailored to our  customer’s specific needs with any number and combination of container sizes as well as collection from 1 to 6 times per week (excluding Sundays).
  • The City of El Cerrito provides recycling services to commercial accounts up to three (3) times per week on specific collection days. To find out the collection day for your business, or to set up recycling services, please contact us at 510.215.4350.

Free Recycling Consultation

The City of El Cerrito offers free consultations to help commercial businesses recycle right.

Contact the City directly to set up and optimize your service.

phone: 510.215.4350

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Commercial Cart & Bin Options

East Bay Sanitary provides many container options for commercial, industrial and multifamily customers. Choices include carts, dumpsters, and roll-off bins. Unsure of what size or how many times per week you need to meet your solid waste needs? Please contact East Bay Sanitary for green waste and garbage services and the City of El Cerrito’s Recycling Center for recycling services.

When you set up service, a customer service representative will review the containers and size options with you to help you select the appropriate size garbage/landfill cart for your needs.

Garbage / Landfill Carts & Bins

Commercial garbage/landfill carts are available in 20, 32, 64-gallon sizes and 1 and 2-yard rear loader bin sizes. You may upsize your garbage cart or add an additional cart for an increased monthly rate.

All materials in the blue garbage or bin go directly to the landfill and are not sorted for recyclables. Save resources and potentially save money by sorting materials properly!

El Cerrito Garbage Cart Options


Recycling Toters

A commercial recycling cart is only available in a 64-gallon size.

El Cerrito Recycling Cart Option

Green Waste/Food Scraps Carts & Bins

Commercial green waste/food scraps ca are available in 64 and 96-gallon and 1 and 2 yard bins.

NEED IMAGE OF 64 & 96 gallons, 1 & 2 yard dumpsters

Commercial Rates

The following monthly rates for commercial service reflect one (1) pickup per week. To determine the monthly rate for additional weekly pickups, simply multiply the rate by the number of pickups you require weekly.

Commercial Garbage Bins Rate IWM Rental Total
1 Yard $49.57 $34.27 $32.11 $395.42
2 Yard $99.14 $68.54 $48.00 $774.61
Commercial Carts
20 gallon $25.49 $19.23 $0.00 $44.72
35 gallon $37.58 $21.02 $0.00 $58.60
64 gallon $75.17 $41.20 $0.00 $116.37
Green Waste/Food Scrap Carts
35 gallon $28.96 $7.01 $0.00 $35.97
64 gallon $55.84 $13.73 $0.00 $69.57
Compacted Bins
1 yard $99.13 $34.27 $0.00 $133.40


Collection Guidelines

Cart Set-out Rules

East Bay Sanitary uses fully automated trucks to help improve collection efficiency and reduce costs. These trucks have a mechanical arm that reaches out and wraps around the carts them up, and empties the cart's content into the top of the truck. Because of this, it is essential they are placed out for collection correctly.


Toter Set out Rules


  • Please place recycling carts on the street with the wheels against the curb the night before or by 6 a.m. on your collection day. Carts should not be angled.
  • Leave 2 feet between carts and place them 4 feet from cars, power poles, mail boxes, trees or other objects.
  • The area should be free of overhead branches and /or power lines.
  • Materials placed outside of the recycling cart will not be picked up.
  • Do not overfill carts.
    • Lids must close completely to minimize spillage during the emptying process. Please remember that any materials extending beyond the rim of any cart will be subject to an extra charge or your cart not being picked up.
    • Do not compact any waste into carts. Contents must be able to fall freely from cart when it is turned upside down.
  • Bag all cold ashes (no hot ashes please!), kitty litter, sawdust, and Styrofoam before placing in the cart.
  • Carts that are not set out on time or customers that want to skip their collection are not eligible for credit.
  • Remove your carts from the street by 7:00 p.m. on your collection day to keep your neighbors happy and your community attractive.

Because collection is provided by two entities, all services may not be collected on the same day each week. Your collection days will be reviewed with you by the customer service representative when you set up services.

Collection Issues

Did we miss collecting your cart(s) or bin(s) or did you forget to set them out?

  • If our driver skips collection, please call our office. If your miss is discovered after office hours, please leave a message on our 24-hour voice mail system at 510.237.4321 so we can send the driver back the following morning.
  • If you accidentally forgot to set-out your cart(s), please call our office hours and ask for driver to take an extra bag the next pick-up day equal to your missed collection without charge.
  • If you cannot wait until the next week to set-out extra garbage and/or yard waste, we can go back and empty the cart(s) for an additional $25 per cart.


Recycling Collection Issue

Please refer any questions about recycling collection to the El Cerrito Recycling Center at (510) 215-4350.

Extra Garbage/Yard Waste

If you have extra garbage or green waste that does not fit inside your cart or bin, you must call East Bay Sanitary office at least one (1) business day before your collection day and before 2:00 p. m.

  • There is a charge for extra garbage or green waste.
  • Extra yard waste must be placed in special recyclable yard waste paper bags that can be purchased at your local hardware store. You may also use a reusable container that can be safely dumped and placed back at the curb.
  • Extra garbage should be bagged tightly and or placed a reusable container that can be safely dumped and placed back at the curb.
  • Please keep yard waste bags and reusable containers to a 30lb weight limit.

On occasion, our driver might tag your cart when a can is overloaded and you will be charged for the extra garbage or green waste even though an order was not called in.

Holiday Collection Schedule

The only holidays resulting in collection interruption are Christmas and New Year’s Day for both East Bay Sanitary and the City of El Cerrito. There is no service interruption for December 25, 2021 or January 1, 2022 since they fall on a Saturday this year.

Commercial Recycling Laws

All commercial businesses producing more than 2 cubic yards of solid waste per week must separate recycling and organic waste from garbage by law.

Learn More

El Cerrito Materials Guide English PDF

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