Free Recycling and Composting

All Richmond residents are eligible for free weekly recycling and composting services:

  • Brown cart for garbage
  • Blue cart for recyclables
  • Green cart for green waste
Service fees are determined by the size of the garbage cart. By actively recycling and composting each week and opting for a smaller garbage bin, you can divert trash from landfills and actually lower your trash bills each month!

For questions regarding service rates, billing, and account information, missed pick-ups, recyclable items, and bulky item pickup, contact Republic Services at 510-262-7100 or visit

Free Green Waste Kitchen Pail

Richmond residents are eligible for a free green waste kitchen pail available on the third floor of City Hall in the City Manager's Office.

City Manager's Office, Third Floor
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

Household Hazardous Waste 

It's illegal to put hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, batteries, electronics, and fluorescent bulbs in the trash. Richmond residents can dispose of household hazardous waste conveniently and for free at the West County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Richmond. Visit our Hazardous Waste page to find  out how to dispose of your waste for free!