Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority

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Residential Service


We've got your New colors!

It's easy to save money—and the environment—when you recycle. Here's how:

  1. Use your blue cart for recyclables (paper, plastic, etc.).
  2. Use your green cart for organics (yard clippings & food scraps).
  3. Use your black cart for landfill/garbage (non-recyclable solid waste).   

Your service fee is based on the size of your black cart—the smaller your cart, the less you pay. So recycle more, "downsize" your black cart, and save! 



Please note: Delivery of new residential carts will occur March through July.  Please see table below for your community's schedule.  In the meantime, please continue using your current collection carts as is, until you receive notification and your new carts are delivered.


2015 Cart Exchange

Walnut Creek

Begins March 23, 2015


Begins March 23, 2015


Begins March 23, 2015


Begins May 4, 2015


Begins May 4, 2015


Begins May 4, 2015


Rates - Effective March 1, 2015

Customer Service

Need assistance?


For BILLING and Landfill, Recycling and Organics services, call Republic Services at (925) 685-4711.

  • Press 1 to make a payment.
  • Press 2 for the Residential Department, including new service start-up, billing, on-property services, special clean-ups, services for the disabled, vacation holds, etc.
  • Press 3 for the Commercial Business Unit, including new service start-up, questions, debris bins, billing, etc.


Solid Waste Ordinance

In 2005, RecycleSmart amended its jurisdiction-wide  CENTRAL CONTRA COSTA SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY ORDINANCE NO. 97-01 (195.5 KB) regulating solid waste, green waste, and recyclable material collection, processing, disposal and litter.


2015 New Franchise Agreements


Republic Services

Mt. Diablo Recycling

Diversions Residential Newsletter

Currently, RecycleSmart sends out a newsletter with each garbage bill. Diversions newsletter offers many ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle items; features on residents who are helping the environment in unique ways; ReycleSmart news; special programs offered to you; composting information; and more!  An archive of these newsletters dating back to 2009 is available online.


Click here to view the latest Residential Diversions Newsletter


Look for our new RecycleSmarter magazine, coming to you soon!