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Francine Di Palma
Francine Di Palma
Senior Sales Associate
510-541-2427
510-982-4421

Berkeley Pacific Union
1625 Shattuck Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94709
Francine Di Palma, CRS, SRES, E-Pro
Email: Francine@FrancineDiPalma.com
Direct Line: 510-982-4421
Cell: 510-541-2427

RECYCLING IN EL CERRITO

The Recycling Task Force & the El Cerrito City Council have made recycling easier by offering a two bin curbside system - one 18-gallon bin for all mixed paper and another 18-gallon bin for cans and bottles.

One CAN recycle in the Mixed Paper Bin:
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books
  • Junk mail, office paper, computer and copy paper
  • Small pieces of broken down cardboard (large pieces should be broken down and bundled next to the bin
  • Cereal and shoe boxes
One CANNOT recycle in the Mixed Paper Bin:
  • Frozen food boxes, milk, juice and aseptic cartons
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Plastic bags
  • Soiled paper such as napkins, plates or cups
  • Tissues, paper towels, toilet paper
One CAN recycle in the Cans & Bottles Bins:
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin/steel cans
  • Aluminum cans, trays, pans and foil
  • Certain sizes of plastic containers (check with the Recycling Center)
One CANNOT recycle in the Cans & Bottles Bin:
  • Plastic bags
  • Butter, yogurt, cottage cheese tubs and similar wide-mouthed items
  • Frozen food trays
  • Polystyrene takeout containers and packing materials (block styrofoam and foam peanuts)
  • Plastic clam-shell food containers
  • Plate glass, glassware, mirrors, ceramics, Pyrex
NOTE: All containers must be rinsed and caps and lids removed

The Recycling Center (7501 Schmidt Lane: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:45 (PST); 8 a.m - 5:45 (PDT); Sat & Sun - 9 a.m. - 4:45 pm) also allows the public to drop off other types of materials than those that are collected curbside.

Materials that are ACCEPTED include:
  • Scrap metals, including water heaters, stoves, washers & dryers
  • Used motor oil & filters (up to 20 gallons per visit - 5 gallon container maximum
  • Automobile batteries - lead acid cell only
  • All curbside recycling materials, including large quantities and large pieces of cardboard
Material that are NOT ACCEPTED include:
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners, microwave ovens
  • Computers, computer monitors, TVs, household batteries
  • Gas tanks, 55-gallon drums, pressurized cans or tanks
  • Wood, grass clippings, any type of furniture or garbage
For information on where you may recycle these items read:
Where to Recycle.


For more recycling information call 510-215-4350



If you have any questions about the above article please contact me at: Francine@FrancineDiPalma.com or 510-982-4421



Francine Di Palma, CRS, SRES, E-Pro
Direct Line: 510-982-4421
Cell: 510-541-2427
Email: Francine@FrancineDiPalma.com


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