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Free Home Composting Workshops!
Free 90-minute home composting workshops every month instructed by Contra Costa County Certified Master Gardeners who have over 30 years of experience! The workshops cover basic backyard composting, Vermicomposting (worms), and mulching, among other topics. Click here for 2013 workshop schedule
Full-Service Recycling for Business
CCCSWA's full service recycling program makes the new State requirements work for you. Click on the brochure for more information.
Important Changes to Commercial Recycling
The State of California recently passed a law mandating commercial recycling. Assembly Bill 341 requires all California businesses generating four cubic yards or more of garbage per week to arrange for recycling services, starting July 1, 2012. For more information on this new law, please visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/recycling. If you are unsure if your business falls within these parameters, please contact the CCCSWA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on setting up a recycling program and making recycling work for your business, please click here.
Standing Personnel Committee Meeting
The CCCSWA Standing Personnel Committee Meeting will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the CCCSWA Offices, 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste. 320, Walnut Creek. Click here for agenda and reports. Thank you.
Order a Soilsaver Compost Bin
For less than ten minutes a week you can reduce your garbage, your garbage bill and create healthy soil for your plants. It's quick, it's easy—it's home composting! Home composting takes little time, space and effort, and it's so rewarding. Give it a try. Your plants (and your pocketbook) will thank you! Click here to order!
New Residential and Commercial Rates
New Service Rates for Residential and Commercial Garbage, Recycling and Green Waste Services beginning March 1, 2013.
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Common household battery recycling where residents can dispose of their spent batteries at no cost. Click here to see a list of our local retailers that provide free household battery collection.
Food Recycling Project
The Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority has partnered with the East Bay Municipal Utility District and Allied Waste Services to expand the “Food Recycling Project”; an innovative new program that will divert commercial food waste from landfill disposal for conversion into renewable energy. This project began as a pilot program in November 2008 and is currently available to serve most restaurants, grocery stores, and other large commercial or institutional food waste generators in the CCCSWA service area. To learn more about this program, please click here. To see which restaurants participate in the program, please click here.
California State Law AB 2176 requires recycling to be available and convenient to the public attending large venues and events attracting 2,000 or more attendees per day or charging an entrance fee, while promoting planning for recycling at those locations during design and operation.
Current CRV Locations
Closest NexCycle Locations:
- 2505 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon
- 660 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville
Also at the Walnut Creek Recycling Center, 480 Lawrence Way, Walnut Creek
Residential Food Scrap Collection
Residents of Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga and now Walnut Creek can throw household food scraps into their green waste cart for weekly pick-up. To get a free food scrap container please go to the Walnut Creek Recycling Center at 480 Lawrence Way, W.C.Keep reading >>
Summer 2013 Diversions Newsletter
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Sharps and Lancets Disposal
Residents can dispose of their used needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp-edged medical devices at no cost. Click here for a list of locations.
An even more convenient program is the Waste Management Sharps Home Delivery Program. To learn more about this program, please click here!
Disposing of unwanted medications properly will help to protect your family, your community, and your environment.