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East Bay Sanitary is the ONLY hauler authorized to provide debris box service (sometimes referred to as dumpsters) to the City of El Cerrito for residential and commercial clean-ups and construction & demolition projects.

  • No other debris box hauler may rent debris boxes to customers in the City of El Cerrito by law. We do not work with 3rd party waste brokers to provide debris box service.
  • Customers who contract with other companies are violating the Cities Municipal Code (Ord. No. 2021-05 , § 2, 12-7-2021).

Debris Box Sizes 

General debris boxes are available in 20 and 30 cubic yard sizes.

We have a 10 cubic yard boxes available for pure concrete, dirt, rock or yard waste due to weight restrictions.

Box Size
Materials Accepted
Maximum Weight*
20 CYGeneral Debris16 ft8 ft5 ft10 tons
20 CYConstruction & Demolition16 ft8 ft5 ft10 tons
30 CYGeneral Debris18 ft8 ft6 ft10 tons
30 CYConstruction & Demolition18 ft8 ft6 ft10 tons
10 CY*Dirt, Rock, Concrete OR asphalt14 ft8 ft3 ft10 tons
10 CYYard Waste Only14 ft8 ft3 ft10 tons

*If EBS is out of 10 CY boxes, 20 CY boxes may be rented for dirt, rock or concrete but the box can only be filled 1/3 of the way due to weight constraints. Overfull boxes will not be emptied.  Additional fees may be applied for return trips.

What Material Is Accepted in Debris Boxes

Rental Policies

  • All debris boxes are rented for 7 days including delivery and removal days. If you would like to keep the box longer, you must notify our office 24 hours prior to regularly scheduled pick up date on day 7. There will be a $20.00 per day demurrage fee for any debris box kept longer than 7 days.
  • An advance payment is required upon delivery of debris box.
  • Dump fee charges will be added to the account and charged to the credit card on file. No allowance will be made for added weight due to the rain. You assume responsibility for any unauthorized third-party use of debris boxes.
  • You will be held liable for all repair costs arising from damage to debris box resulting from any attempt to move, push, shift, or lift the debris box from its original placement location.
  • You may be required by the City of El Cerrito to obtain an encroachment permit anytime you wish to perform any work in the public right-of-way such as a public street or sidewalk. This is your responsibility and cannot be obtained by EBS. A permit is not needed for boxes placed on private property.
  • Debris box can be filled no higher than the sides. Doors of debris box must be properly closed and locked for final pickup.
  • No Hazardous Wastes of any kind is allowed in the Debris Box.

Debris Box Rates

An advance payment is required upon delivery of debris box.

Debris boxes may be rented for 7 days including day of delivery and removal* for the following rates:

  • 10 cubic yards – $450.00 plus dump fees
  • 20 cubic yards – $450.00 plus dump fees
  • 30 cubic yards – $550.00 plus dump fees

*Boxes kept longer than 7 days will incur a fee of $20 per day until the box is emptied and removed.

Dump fees are subject to change. Current dump rates are as follows:

  • Garbage or C&D – $150.00/ per ton
  • Green Waste – $140.00/per ton
  • Dirt – $75.00/per ton
  • Clean Concrete/Asphalt – Market Value
  • Certification of C&D Load – $60.00 per load

In addition to the charges above for rental and tonnage, if the items below are placed in the debris box, your account will be billed the rate(s) for the item(s) below.

Without Rims
With Rims
Tires up to 36” in diameter $33.30 ea $48.30 ea
Tires between 36” and 41” in diameter $48.30 ea $73.55 ea
Tires larger than 41” in diameter A NOT ACCEPTED NOT ACCEPTED
Other Bulky Items  
Box Spring / Mattress / Sofa $45.05 ea
Household Washer / Dryer / Stove / Water Heater / Dishwasher $59.05 ea
Household Refrigerator / Freezer / AC (Commercial units priced higher) $93.15 ea
TV / Computer Monitor $147.05 ea

** Please note, rates and charges above may change without prior notice. **


Get a Debris Box Quote or Schedule a Delivery

To schedule a delivery or pickup of a debris box, please fill out the form below and email it to us at or call our office at least 48 hours in advance at 510.237.4321.

If a certificate for a C&D load is needed, please notify our office prior to the scheduled pickup date. Additional fee will apply.

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Please contact City of El Cerrito to report missed recycling service at [email protected] or call 510-215-4350.


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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