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Christmas / New Year’s Holiday Schedule:

The only holidays resulting in collection interruption are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for both East Bay Sanitary and the City of El Cerrito Recycling.

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, our drivers will not work on Monday, 12/25/23 and 1/01/24. Therefore, EVERYONE will be picked up one day late during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.

Office Holidays

Our office is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day – January 1 (also a non service day)
President’s Day – the third Monday in February each year
Memorial Day – the last Monday of May each year
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – the first Monday in September each year
Thanksgiving Day – the fourth Thursday of November each year
The day after Thanksgiving – the fourth Friday of November each year
Christmas Eve – December 24
Christmas Day – December 25 (also a non service day)

Have questions? Contact us.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Unflocked, natural Christmas trees free of tinsel, ornaments, stands, etc. will be collected as part of your green waste pick up on your scheduled collection day from December 26 through the the second full week of January.

After this period, you can contact our office to arrange for tree removal for a charge. If possible, we request that trees be cut down and placed in your green waste cart. If this is not possible, place your tree next to your green waste cart and it will be taken.


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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