Guidelines to Process Your Disposables Correctly

It is important to process disposables correctly to avoid contamination of your recyclables and the recyclables in our truck. Help us keep items out the landfill by adhering to our recommendations below.

Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery offers Bay Point residents weekly garbage, recycling and yard waste service curbside pick-up. Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery offers 3 different brown garbage cart sizes, 32, 64 and 96-gallon. MDRR also provides a 64-gallon blue recycling cart, and a 96-gallon green yard waste cart.

Your Brown Garbage Cart

Acceptable Items

Food, Foam Products, Snack Chip Bags, Candy Wrappers, Paper Towels, Napkins and all other items that are NOT recyclable or are too dirty to be placed in the blue recycling cart.

Unacceptable Items

Any Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste or any CLEAN items that can be recycled or reused.

PLEASE NOTE: Place all cold ashes, kitty litter, sawdust and foam peanuts in a tied plastic bag.

For the safety of our employees and your neighborhoods, please do not put batteries, cell phones, laptops, Household Hazardous Waste, e-waste, hot ash, used oil, filters or oil rags in any of your carts. These items are extremely dangerous and may cause fires in your cart or our trucks. Thank you for your cooperation and doing your part to protect our environment.

You may deliver your extra garbage directly to the Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, open daily from 7AM to 6PM including weekends. Call us for prices at (925) 473-0180.

Household Hazardous Waste Too Toxic to Throw Away!

Polishers & Cleaners
Oven Cleaners
Drain Openers
Lighter Fluid
Paint Thinner & Strippers
Fluorescent Bulbs
Glues & Cement

Wood Preservatives
Photo Chemicals
Grease & Rust Solvents
Wood & Metal Cleaners
Used Oil & Oil Filters
Gasoline & Fuel Additives
Pool Chemicals

Transmission Fluids
Carburetor Cleaner

All of these items may be taken to: Central Contra Costa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 4797 Imhoff Place in Martinez. Open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 4PM. Disposal is free of charge for Concord residents.

If you have computers, appliances, or televisions, please call us at 925.682.9113 to schedule a special pick-up. See list of special handling for other waste materials on Concord Services Page.

For more information call (800) 646-1431 or visit

Your Blue Recycling Cart

Acceptable Items

Paper products: Cardboard, cardboard tubes, newspaper, copy paper, colored paper, chipboard cereal boxes, paper bags, shredded paper (in paper bags), boxes, windowless envelopes, non-glossy paper, manila folders.

Plastic Products: Plastics #1-5 & #7: Soda & Water Bottles, Laundry Detergents, Shampoo & Conditioner Containers, CLEAN Milk Jugs, Bleach Containers. We will accept #3, 4, 5 & 7 Plastics BUT they must be clean. Please, no food residue or liquid. We cannot accept items with food residue on or in them.

Glass Products: Glass Bottles, Juice Bottles, CLEAN Baby Food Containers, Glass Jars.

Metal Products: Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Pie Pans, Food Cans, Pet Food Cans, Steel Cans, Tin Cans (ALL MUST BE WIPED OR RINSED CLEAN)

Extra Cardboard? 

We will gladly accept additional cardboard for no extra charge. Please get in touch with us in advance to schedule. We require the cardboard cut down to pieces no larger than 18 inches wide by 3 feet high, bundled with twine or tape, and placed curbside next to your blue cart.

Due to the truck being semi-automated, your driver will empty your blue cart, then refill it with the bundled cardboard and use the truck’s arm to lift the contents into the hopper.

Unacceptable Items

Batteries of ANY Kind, Laptops, Cell Phones, Tablets, Household Hazardous Waste, e-Waste, Garbage, Glossy Paper, Items with food residue or liquids, Yard Waste, Oil, Filters or Rags, Styrofoam, Diapers, Wires, Plastic Bags, Paper Plates, Plastic Utensils, Wood, Pizza Boxes, Recycling Products with food residue on them.

PLEASE NOTE: CLEAN all recyclables-Dirty Items are NOT Recyclable!

We can NO LONGER ACCEPT items with food residue, liquids, or other contaminates in your blue cart. We do NOT clean recyclables before processing. Contaminated items cannot be recycled into new products.

Your Green Yard Waste Cart

Acceptable Items

Brush, Flowers & Flower Cuttings, Grass, Garden Trimmings, Hay, Houseplants, Leaves, Pruning, Shrubbery, Straw, Tree Trimmings, Tree Twigs & Branches, Weeds, Wood Chips and Yard Debris*

Unacceptable Items

No Concrete, Dirt, Fruit, Hazardous Waste, Household Waste, Food Scraps, Large Tree Trunks, Pet Waste, Manure, Rocks, Solid Waste or Sod.

PLEASE NOTE: All acceptable yard waste must fit in the yard waste cart, with lid closed.

Extra Yard Waste?

If you have an excess of yard waste on a particular week and need an extra pickup, please call Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery at (925) 682-9113. If you have an excess of yard waste on a weekly basis, an expanded weekly service is available. Please call the office for details.