The CCCSWA offers many free resources that can be downloaded right at your computer. Some informational brochures will need to be mailed due to size, for those, please send us a request!
Small Business Recycling Apply today and get your business recycling for free! If your business meets the qualifications, you can implement a free weekly recycling service. To see if you are eligible, download our brochure and call (925) 906-1801 to speak with one of our office building managers about setting up an appointment. Office Building Recycling (1.7 MB)
Office Building Recycling Weighed down by garbage costs? Take a load off and learn how your office can start recycling even if you aren’t small. Call (925) 906-1801 to speak with one of our office building managers about setting up an individualized audit of your waste stream to develop an effective waste reduction strategy. Office Building Recycling (1.7 MB)
Reuse & Cleanup Days Information on our longstanding curbside collection program. What can you put out on the curb, when, and where does it go?
Home Compost Bins See the differences between the Smith & Hawken Biostack, the Norseman Earth Machine, and the NatureMill Indoor Composter. Which one will work for your home?
2011 Home Composting for Busy People! Workshops Choose which FREE workshop you would like to attend, see the locations, dates and times. Registration is required.
Want to Learn How to Compost? Learn all the different ways your family can compost, and choose which method will work for your schedule and location. Are you going to be a passive or active composter? Will you want to use worms? Get our easy to learn brochures today: Home Composting for Busy People!, Composting with Worms and Mulching.
Become a Certified Home Composter If you compost at your home you can reduce your garbage/recycling bill. Certify online.
Home Composting Video Guide Learn how to compost from the convenience of your living room. Email us to order and then watch “Home Composting-It’s Second Nature!” A 25 minute DVD that will go over everything you will need to know about composting. Please remember to ‘recycle’ the DVD and return it to the CCCSWA office when you and your friends are done with it. You can also watch the How To video online.
Bay-Friendly Landscape Guidelines Sustainable practices and guidelines for the landscape professional. “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community.”
New Home & Remodeling Green Building Guidelines Smart Solutions From the Ground Up. These three manuals will guide you through all the Green Steps of building your new home, or remodeling your existing one.
Bay Area Green Business Directory This directory will allow you to do business with Contra Costa County Green Businesses, which supports their work to protect the environment and our community! However, we are always adding new businesses. Visit www.greenbiz.ca.gov for the latest list!
Recycling, Reuse and Waste Prevention
Solid Waste Ordinance 97-01 regulates solid waste, green waste, and recyclable material collection, processing , disposal and litter.
Customer Guide - Information about residential recycling and garbage services in your community. Please check our residential pages for what you can and cannot recycle in your burgundy cart and also information about your blue garbage cart and your green waste cart.
Contra Costa County Reuse & Recycling Guide - this Guide produced by Contra Costa County contains information on waste prevention, recycling, buying recycled products, reuse, composting, household hazardous waste and much more!(please allow several minutes for download). Contra Costa County Reuse Guide (2.3 MB)
Buy Recycled, Take The Next Step - a consumer guide produced by the CIWMB to buying products made with recycled materials. Buy Recycled (899.2 KB)
Get Rid of It - a painter’s guide to storage, disposal and clean-up of paint wastes. Get Rid of It (Paint) (1.9 MB)