Residential Green Waste & Food Scraps Service
Did you know that residents of El Cerrito can now put food scraps and food-soiled paper along with yard trimmings in their green waste carts for weekly curbside collection AND it’s the law?
Removing organic material from the landfill is a top priority for all of California. When organic material like food waste and green waste is landfilled, it breaks down and creates Methane – a greenhouse gas 80x more powerful than Carbon Dioxide. More methane means more global warming, droughts and wildfires.
Do your part to stop climate change by placing your food scraps, yard waste and food-soiled paper in your green cart! Composting produces a soil amendment for farmers and helps reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
As of January 1, 2022, a new law (SB 1383) requires that all Californian’s properly sort their organic waste for composting from materials that go to the landfill. This service is included as part of your residential service package with East Bay Sanitary. The good news is, as long as you’re sorting all your organic waste into your green cart, you’re in compliance.
Green Waste & Food Scraps Cart
Put all your recyclables into your green cart. Do not overfill; make sure that the lid closes securely when placed at the curb for collection.
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.
Visit our Residential Services page to review the cart options and set out rules for residential customers.