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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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RecycleSmart Board of Directors

Our next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. at Walnut Creek City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek.  The Agenda and Reports will be available, March 23, 2015. Thank you.

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2015 Workshop Schedule Posted

For less than ten minutes a week you can reduce your garbage and create healthy soil for your plants.  It's quick, it's easy—it's home composting! Home composting takes little time, space and effort, and it's so rewarding. Give it a try. Your plants (and your pocketbook) will thank you!

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What’s in a name? Plenty! A company or a public agency’s name should provide information about what they do, who they are, and in some cases the goal of the organization. 

Over the last several years, the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (CCCSWA) has reached out to our communities to see what people know about us.  Based on their responses, our Board of Directors decided we needed a more memorable name; something short, to the point, and reflected the goals of the agency.

We are dedicated to helping our community reduce waste, recycle more, and create a clean environment. To accomplish our goal of getting to 75% landfill diversion by the year 2020; our name needed to be recognizable, while encouraging our communities to join us in our efforts. Visit us on Facebook to let us know what you think of our new name and logo!

Thank you for your commitment to recycle.

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2015 New Services for You!

Beginning March 1, 2015, a new 10-year contract with Republic Services for the collection, transfer and disposal of residential and commercial garbage, recycling and organics services, along with the commercial food recycling services. Mt. Diablo Recycling will handle the processing of residential and commercial recyclable materials.


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2015 Residential and Commercial Garbage Rates

2015 New Services for Residential and Commercial Landfill (garbage), Recycling (recycling) and Organics (yard trimmings & food scraps) Services, begin March 1, 2015. 

New rates, effective 3/1/2015:

If you have any questions regarding rates, please contact Republic Services at (925) 685-4711. Thank you.  

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Spring Diversions Newsletter

In this edition, you'll learn about some new services being delivered to you, our customers, beginning March 1, 2015, plus our transition from Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (CCCSWA) to dba RecycleSmart.  Staff here are excited with all the new changes coming!

Click here to view the Spring Diversions Newsletter

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Multi-Family Recycling

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

IMPORTANT NEW REQUIREMENTS! New California State Regulation (AB 341) requires multi-family complexes with 5 or more units to provide for recycling.


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