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 Pittsburg 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
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.
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
Paint Thinner & Strippers
Glues & Cement
Grease & Rust Solvents
Wood & Metal Cleaners
Used Oil & Oil Filters
Gasoline & Fuel Additives
Take Household Hazardous Waste to Delta Diablo Sanitation located at 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy in Pittsburg. Drop-off of HHW is free. Please visit their website for a list of HHW items and hours of drop-off: www.deltadiablo.org
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 www.centralsan.org.
Your Blue Recycling Cart
Paper Products: Cardboard, Cardboard Tubes, Colored Paper, Newspaper, Paper, Paper Bags, Glossy Paper, Shredded Paper (in paper bags), Boxes, Windowless Envelopes, Manila Folders, Chipboard (Cereal Boxes, Gift Boxes, Game Boards, Food Packages), Catalogs, Magazines
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: Glass Bottles, Juice Bottles, CLEAN Baby Food Containers, Glass Jars.
METALS: Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Pie Pans, Food Cans, Pet Food Cans, Steel Cans, Tin Cans (ALL MUST BE WIPED OR RINSED CLEAN)
Batteries of ANY Kind, Laptops, Cell Phones, Tablets, Household Hazardous Waste, e-Waste, Garbage, 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
Brush, Flowers & Flower Cuttings, Grass, Garden Trimmings, Hay, Houseplants, Leaves, Pruning, Shrubbery, Straw, Tree Trimmings, Tree Twigs & Branches, Weeds, Wood Chips and Yard Debris*
No Concrete, Dirt, Fruit, Hazardous Waste, Household Waste, Food Scraps, Large Tree Trunks, Pet Waste, 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.