Residential Recycling Services

Curbside Recycling 

The Republic Services Customer Service Guide has all the information you need to participate in the Pleasant Hill Curbside Recycling Program. The guide provides information on recycling and organics recycling. 

Program highlights:

  • All residential customers are entitled to THREE free on-call recycling pickups per year.
  • You may recycle compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and household batteries curbside by placing in a ziplock bag on your brown recycling cart.
  • Do NOT place batteries, CFLs, hazardous waste, medical sharps (needles), yard waste or any recyclables in your blue garbage cart.
  • Residents can schedule TWO free extra trash pickups per year of up to two cubic yards each time.
  • Bulky Items - residents are entitled to TWO free bulky items pickups per year. This may include appliances, electronics, tires, and furniture. See the CS Guide for more details.
  • In 2017, there is a free compost giveway on June 11 from 10 am to 2 pm at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center at 315 Cortsen Road. Each household is entitled to one cubic yard of compost.
  • The Citywide Garage Sale will be held Saturday, June 10th. To register or browse sales go to
  • Spring CleanUp Week is Monday, June 12 through Friday June 16. Your extra pickup is on your regular garbage pickup day. 
Household Hazardous Waste 
Residents can use the free household hazardous waste drop-off program. The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District HHW drop-off facility accepts most types of household chemicals for free - including paints, used oil, adhesives and garden chemicals. For complete details go to the Central Sanitary District website.  
2017 Customer Service Guide Cover Page
2017 Customer Service Guide Recycling Page