Changes in Global Recyclables Market

Households across California – including in Contra Costa County – are feeling the effects of a recent seismic shift in the way recyclables are bought and sold in the international recyclables market. RecycleSmart customers are already doing a great job at recycling and are among the best recyclers in the State! Over 60% of the waste […]

Keep Your Recyclables Clean!

Why? Because China’s new policies have dramatically reduced the amount of recycling it’s accepting. And it’s requiring much cleaner materials. The U.S. exports about one-third of its recycling, and nearly half has been going to China. For decades, China has used recyclables to supply its manufacturing boom, but the boom has slowed and China now says that […]


Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG), strives to make all its products and services, including this web database application, accessible to all users. Compliance with access standards is tested using theWeb Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) powererd by the WebAIM organization at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University. Additionally, our pages have been tested using large font […]

Newsletter Archive

RecycleSmart: Everyday Recycling Made Easy We mail a quarterly newsletter to all our residents, with tips and tools to make recycling of all sorts part of your everyday life. You’ll find articles about ways to reduce and recycle, news about Cleanup and Reuse Days, how all this recycling actually works, and fun Kid’s Corner activities […]

Green Halo System

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Electronic Reporting System The key to Green Building is to create an effective Waste Management Plan (WMP) for your construction project, salvage materials, source separate, and use facilities that really do recycle materials. Green Halo provides web-based C&D disposal record keeping and analysis. This system enhances accurate recording of C&D debris disposal and diversion. It’s […]

Businesses: Black Landfill Bin or Cart

Black trash bin.

Your Republic Services monthly service rate is a bundled service based on the size of your black or gray landfill bin/cart, and collection frequency. Recycling and organics service is bundled with your landfill service at no additional cost. The more your business recycles and composts properly – the less you pay!  Extra Material?  Businesses can call Republic […]

Businesses: Recycling (Blue) Bin

Woman in office recycling cardboard boxes.

Put metals, plastics, paper and glass in the blue bin.  If your blue collection bins are overflowing, you can contact Republic Services at (925) 685-4711 to request more collection services throughout the week at no additional charge.  For Your Information  PLEASE KEEP YOUR RECYCLABLES EMPTY, CLEAN AND DRY!  Recyclables should be placed in your bin/cart loose, or in […]

Businesses: Green Organics Cart

Depending on the organic materials a commercial business generates, a business can participate in one or both of the following programs:   1. Green organics cart (see info below)  2. Commercial Food to Energy Program (click here for more information)  Organic waste accounts for more than a third of the material in California’s waste stream. Greenhouse […]

Businesses: General Service Information

Blue recycling bin filled with recyclables.

In partnership with the franchised service provider, Republic Services, we offer many services for businesses to make recycling and organics recycling easy. Recycling and organics service is provided at no additional cost with landfill service.  Technical assistance is provided at no additional cost, including site visits, audits, employee and custodial training, presentations (can accomodate virtual presentations) and program […]

Businesses: Customer Service

For questions about billing or service related requests, call Republic Services at (925) 685-4711.  For general questions and unresolved concerns please call RecycleSmart at (925) 906-1801 or email  Related Links Republic Services