Attention Businesses: Mandatory Recycling and Organics Program. There are two state laws that require businesses with 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste (garbage) to start a recycling and organics program. AB 341 is the mandatory recycling law; AB 1826 is the mandatory organics law. You will be contacted if you fall under this law but you can also contact us if you would like to start a program today! 925.682.9113
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery will recycle your Christmas tree for Free!
Curbside: Please place your Christmas Tree at the curb on your yard waste collection day and we will pick it up for you for no additional charge. If your tree is longer than 3 feet, please cut it in half. Our trucks cannot pick-up trees 3 feet or larger.
Drop-off: You can take your tree to Contra Costa Waste Service (also known as the Recycling Center & Transfer Station), located at 1300 Loveridge Road, in Pittsburg for no additional charge. Limit one (1) tree per vehicle.
Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, flocking and tree stand.
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 otherwaste 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.