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Soilsaver Compost Bin


From free composting workshops to discounted compost bins and a Republic Services bill reduction, RecycleSmart has all the resources for you to start composting.

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CCCSWA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. at Round Hill in Alamo.  The agenda and staff reports will be available 9/21/2015.  Thank you.

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Fall Diversions Newsletter

In this edition, you'll learn about our home composting program; celebrating 20 years! What food scraps can go in your composting bin vs. your green organics cart and much more! Enjoy!

Click here to view the Residential Diversions Newsletter


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Multi-Family Recycling Services

If you live in or manage a residential premise (apartment or condominium) that has a shared garbage service that is considered a "Multi-Family" complex and recycling service must be available for all tenants.  

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Request for Proposals

Disaster Debris Management Plan
Announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for selection of a consultant to develop a Multi-Jurisdiction Disaster Debris Management Plan (DDMP) serving the needs of RecycleSmart (Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority) Member Agencies.

RecycleSmart and its member agencies (central Contra Costa County, Towns of Danville and Moraga, Cities of Lafayette, Orinda, and Walnut Creek, all located in San Francisco Bay Area) must anticipate and plan for disaster events that have the potential to generate significant quantities of debris. The objective for the planning process described in this RFP is to develop a multi-jurisdictional plan that will allow RecycleSmart member agencies to manage the debris generated by any disaster event is ways that preserves public health and safety, meet CAL OES/FEMA requirements and manage costs.

The RFP is available starting Monday, July 13, and proposals must be submitted to RecycleSmart by August 31, 2015. Interested parties may request a copy of the RFP by contacting Bart Carr, Senior Program Manager, at 925.906.1801 ext. 104 or email bart@recyclesmart.org.

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Vermicomposting (Worms!) & Bin Building Workshop

Please join RecycleSmart's Vermicomposting (Worms!) & Bin Building Workshop on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at Heather Farm Community Center in Walnut Creek. This is a very hands-on workshop. You will build your bin, take it home with your worms and knowledge, and start composting right away! $20.00 registration fee applies. 20 household max capacity. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please call (925) 906-1801, ext. 109.  

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Light Bulbs

Some types of light bulbs contain mercury, a toxic element, and must be managed as hazardous waste.  Other types do not contain mercury, and are not hazardous waste, but there are no recycling facilities for them, so they should be tossed in your black landfill cart. 

Hazardous Waste - The following lighting elements below contain mercury, which is harmful to human health and the environment.  Residents can now place their CFLs curbside on their garbage collection day.  Please place them in a zip lock bag and place next to your blue recycling cart.   


Trash - These items do not contain mercury, so you can put them in the black landfill cart