America Recycles Day
Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery honors America Recycles Day with Free e-Waste Drop-Off and Compost Giveaway November 17, 2018!
Old computers, printers, televisions, cell phones and other electronic equipment do not have to take up space in your home – they can be recycled for free on November 17th at Mt. Diablo Recycling (MDR), part of the recycling and recovery companies of Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery.
Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery’s free e-Waste event will take place on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the MDR facility located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, Calif. Anyone who drops off their e-Waste items may also receive up to two bags of compost for free. Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery’s staff will be on hand to assist people with bulky recycling items; participants can even choose to stay in their cars during their drop-off. This free e-Waste event is being sponsored by Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery in conjunction with America Recycles Day, an annual celebration of all things recycling taking place across the country November 15.
Absolutely no Household Hazardous Waste or appliances will be allowed to be dropped off.
For more information on celebrating America Recycles Day, contact Nicole Impagliazzo at 925.692.2224 or Nicole@Garaventaent.com
Mt Diablo Resource Recovery has a new website that was designed to help it’s customers recycle smarter and more often. It has all the latest tips and tricks to help you keep items out of the landfill. Please log on here to find out more. www.recyclecleanamerica.
Please separate your CLEAN recyclables from other waste items.
Contra Costa Waste Services
Recycle your waste our Recycling Center & Transfer Station
We accept household garbage, recyclables, yard waste, paper, wood, plastics, metals, cardboard, construction debris and much more! We have a large 17 acre facility, that has 16 acres dedicated to recycling. Mt. Diablo Recycling Center (adjacent to the Transfer Station) is the largest recycling center in the County. It is approximately 90,000 square feet! We are dedicated to continually discovering and developing new ways to recycle and reuse. One example of re-purposing is that when you bring tires to the Recycling Center & Transfer Station they are shredded, recycled and used for road base and playground equipment. Another example is that the carpet foam padding you drop off is recycled into new foam padding. We also give guided tours of our facility with an emphasis on education.
We Do Not Accept
The Recycling Center & Transfer Station DOES NOT accept Household Hazardous or Infectious Waste.
Many products in your home contain hazardous material. It is illegal and unsafe to throw away household hazardous waste in your garbage container, on the ground, or down a storm drain. Examples of Household Hazardous Waste:
Paint & Thinners
If you have hazardous waste items, please contact your garbage company for a free drop off location.
ALL LOADS MUST BE COVERED: Per the City of Pittsburg’s Municipal Code, Section 8.04.140, all vehicles transporting refuse within the City shall be completely covered to prevent spilling and blowing from a vehicle when on route to a disposal site. This is in accordance with State law, California Vehicle Code (CVC) Sections 23114 and 23115, which states it is against the law to operate a vehicle on the highway which is improperly covered, constructed, or loaded so that any part of its content or load spills, drops, leaks, blows or otherwise escapes from the vehicle. In addition, CVC 2011 states any vehicle transporting garbage, trash, or rubbish, used cans or bottles, waste papers, waste cardboard, etc. must have the load covered to prevent any part of the load from spilling on the highway. Significant fines are possible for non-compliance. Exempt materials include hay and straw, clear waste and feathers from live birds.
The Recycling Center & Transfer Station is located at
1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, just north of the old Pittsburg-Antioch Highway.
CALL: (925) 473-0180
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. We are closed on Christmas and New Year’s only.