Think Green!

Recycle, recycle, recycle.  Don’t throw it in landfill, recycle…or dispose it in the proper place. Some cities have free pick-up trash days outside of your regular pick-ups.  Call or visit your city’s website for more details.

What should go where is the question?  Is it trash or recyclable?  Not everything can be  recycled, but So much of our unwanted “stuff” can be, so this is what you need to know:

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Acceptable Recycling Material (for specifics click acceptable-recycling-yard-waste):

  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic

Curbside Service (City of Concord):

Customers MUST call in for services below or email Concord Disposal.
925.682.9113 or  CCRCustServ@garaventaent-ccr.com (allow 24 hours for email response):

  • Three On-Call Free Pick-up Days
  • Battery Pick-up
  • Oil Pick-up
  • CFL Pick-up

Drop-off Services (City of Concord):

Other “STUFF” that should NEVER go in the trash (or recycled for that matter) and must be dropped-off:

  • SHARPS:  Concord residents can drop off their sharps in the lobby of Conord Disposal’s office at 4080 Mallard Dr. in Concord.
  • PHARMECUEDICAL:  Concord residents can drop off their pharmaceuticals at the Concord Police Station, at 1350 Galindo Street in Concord, free of charge.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE:  Concord Disposal Service cannot pick up Household Hazardous Waste. Concord residents can drop off their household hazardous waste, at no charge at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District at 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez, 94553.

UNACCEPTABLE RECYCLING ITEMS

Electronics, Appliances, Ceramic, Styrofoam, Fabrics, Food, Liquid, Green Waste, Garden Hoses, Ropes, Chains, Wire, Rocks, Car Parts, Aerosol Cans, Household Hazardous Waste, Diapers, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Facial Tissues, Light Bulbs, Paper Plates, Drinking Glasses, Shoes, Video Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Batteries and Window Glass.

For information on how to dispose of these unacceptable items, please call Concord Disposal at (925) 682-4518.