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Garbage, recycling, and green waste/food scrap service for single-family residences in El Cerrito.


Garbage, recycling, and green waste/food scrap service for multifamily units in El Cerrito.


Garbage, recycling, and green waste/food scrap service for commercial businesses and public entities in El Cerrito.

Pay My Bill

Online bill pay for collection services in El Cerritto

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.

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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.

Download 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.

Additional Services

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

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.

News & Announcements

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Garbage & Recycling Cart Color Changes

Beginning July 10, 2023, to comply with State Law SB 1383, East Bay Sanitary customers will receive new garbage and recycling carts. The new garbage cart is black. The new recycling cart is blue. Download Cart

How to Report & Reduce Illegal Dumping in El Cerrito

This article originally appeared in “A Greener El Cerrito” newsletter winter 21/22 edition. Read the full newsletter here. City maintenance workers and landscape contractors continuously pick up illegal dumping from the public right of way (streets,

SB 1383: Short Lived Climate Pollution Reduction

Rising levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are causing a climate crises. When short-lived climate pollutants like organic waste (food scraps, food-soiled-paper, and yard waste) end up in landfill, they break down anaerobically which

How to Dispose of Bulky Items

If it doesn’t fit in your garbage cart—don’t force it! Bulky items such as furniture and appliances are too large and too heavy for garbage carts. But that’s not a problem! A little planning is all


We have been serving the El Cerrito Community for 80 years. The residents of El Cerrito can take pride in the fact that they are participating in a premier and cutting-edge waste management system and that East Bay Sanitary is working very hard to manage our resources and preserve our environment in the best ways possible.

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