Unincorporated County



Compost Supplies

Compost Bins and Accessories for RecycleMore/
West Contra Costa County Residents and Businesses
 
To encourage composting, RecycleMore/West Contra Costa County is offering a discount of $40.00 towards the purchase of a Soil Saver Compost Bin, a Wriggly Wranch Worm compost bin, or a Compost Tumbler. By composting at home, you can reduce your garbage and create healthy soil for your plants. Home composting takes little time, space and effort. Compost returns nutrients to the soil, such as phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, and many trace minerals, which are slowly released and contribute to healthy plant growth. Compost is a natural fertilizer.
 
RecycleMore has teamed up with Triformis Corporation to offer discounted composting products to the residents of West Contra Costa County (El Cerrito, Richmond, Pinole, Hercules, San Pablo) and also unincorporated County cities (Bayview, El Sobrante, Tara Hills, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Rollingwood and East Richmond Heights). Residents, schools and businesses within the RecycleMore service area can purchase discounted compost bins. Two bin limit per address. Please allow 2-6 weeks for delivery.
 
Ways to purchase compost bins and supplies:
 
1. Call (310) 641-6767, fax (310) 641-6766 or email sales@triformis.com and charge to Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card or
2. Visit https://recyclemore.ecwid.com to purchase online or
3. Mail completed order form (also available in Spanish) with credit card information or enclose a check/money order payable to:  Triformis Corporation 8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Box 208, Los Angeles, CA 90045
 
Compost Bins
 
Soil Saver Backyard Compost Bin: $87.00 (with $40.00 discount = $47.00)
Convert yard trimmings and fruit and vegetable scraps into compost for house and garden plants and fruit trees.
Capacity:      11.5 cubic feet/86 gallons
Dimensions:  28” L x 28” W x 32” H (when fully assembled)
Assembly:     Easy to assemble and maintain
Materials:     100% recycled material (black color)
Features:      Walls of bin have air holes for ventilation to maintain proper temperature and aerobic conditions.
 
Efficient square design, ideal for all backyards.
Easy to stir and mix for aerobic decomposition.
 
 
Compost Tumbler: $159.00 (with $40.00 discount = $119.00)
Convert yard trimmings and fruit and vegetable scraps into compost for house and garden plants and fruit trees.
Capacity:        58 Gallons
Dimensions:   45”H x 33 ½”W x 33”L (when fully assembled)
Assembly:      Easy to assemble and maintain
Material:        100% recycled material (green color) durable, sturdy construction
Features:       Stainless steel central breaker bar mixes and aerates to breakdown material faster.
Tumbling action keeps the contents mixed well, creating organic compost faster Sturdy galvanized tubular steel frame/legs that will not rust.
 
2 interchangeable screw on lids with ventilation slots to keep compost well aerated.
Can be placed on hard surface such as concrete or pavers.
Spins vertically to maximize compost production.
A daily spin will produce compost in as little as 21 days.
Perfect for homes, condos, apartments, schools and businesses.
 
 
Wriggly Wranch Worm Compost Bin: $87.00 (with $40.00 discount = $47.00)
Worms convert fruit and vegetable scraps into organic fertilizer for house and garden plants and fruit trees.
Capacity:       Holds up to 17,000 worms in extra large capacity working trays
Dimensions:   22 ¾”L x 15 ¾”W x 25 ½”H (when fully assembled)
Assembly:      Easy to assemble and maintain
Material:       100% recycled material (black color)
Features:       Patented 2-tier stacking design allows for easy harvesting and maximum circulation.
 
Made for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Cut out handles for easy transfer of compost into garden.
Bottom tray has one screw in tap for liquid collection.
Ideal for indoor or outdoor use at homes, condos, apartments, schools and businesses.
Worms sold separately.
 
 
Discounted Accessories
 
Soil Saver Base (Optional)
$30.00
Base fastens easily together using two halves and screws provided.
Soil Saver compost bin sits inside the raised lip on outermost edge of base.
Base keeps burrowing animals out of compost pile.
 
Stainless Steel Compost Pail (can be used with the Soil Saver, Wriggly Wranch or Compost Tumbler)
$37.00
For convenient recycling of kitchen scraps.
Durable, 18/8 stainless steel compost pail, 1/2-gallon capacity.
Includes two charcoal filters in the vented lid to ensure an odor-free environment.
 
Worm & Compost Conditioner (used with the Soil Saver, Wriggly Wranch or Compost Tumbler)
$19.00
Made from a specially selected blend of natural minerals.
Helps soil bacteria preserve essential nutrients in compost and increases the availability of nutrients for plants.
Helps to neutralize acidity and balance the pH level in the worm bin so worms digest larger quantities of food waste faster.
 
Red Worms (used with the Wriggly Wranch)
1 lb $37.00
2 lbs $62.00
These high quality, organically raised, worms are capable of eating half their body weight every few days.
 
Worm Blankets -2 units (used with the Wriggly Wranch)
$34.00
Creates dark, moist aerated environment.
Made from breathable, 100% natural fibers, ideal thickness to retain moisture.
Bedding Blocks -3 units (used with the Wriggly Wranch)
$29.00
Great bedding material for worm compost bin.
Ideal for indoor and outdoor gardening; blends with other growing media.
Made of compressed organic coconut coir which expands in water.
 
Worm Composting Kit with FREE Kitchen Collector (used with the Wriggly Wranch)
$64.00
Kit includes 1 Bedding Block, 1 Worm & Compost Conditioner, and 2 Worm Blankets
Plus free Kitchen Collector:
Wide opening for no mess collection of fruit and vegetable scraps.
Hinged lid with 90° stop for easy loading.
Effortlessly transport from kitchen to composter with easy-tilt handle.

 


Household Hazardous Waste Collection At the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center

    

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
at the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center

7501 Schmidt Ln, El Cerrito

Tuesdays 9am to 4pm (Closed for lunch 12 to 12:30)
 

RecycleMore, a Joint Powers Agency, provides these services in partnership with West County Resource Recovery (WCRR), Republic Services, and the City of El Cerrito.  
 

Must be a resident in the RecycleMore Service area and show proof of residency:

El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, and unincorporated Contra Costa County communities of Bayview, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Rollingwood and Tara Hills

Only on Tuesdays, the facility will accept the following household hazardous wastes:

  • Garden products (pesticides and fertilizers)
  • Propane gas cylinders
  • Hazardous aerosols/cleaners/sprays & poisons
  • Auto products (such as gasoline, cleaners, polishes)
  • Paints, solvents, thinners, and adhesives
  • Photo & pool chemicals
  • Mercury thermometers and switches

Items not accepted at any time:

  • No hazardous waste from businesses
  • No explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive waste
  • No treated wood waste or contaminated soil
  • No refrigerators. Other appliances accepted at the El Cerrito Recycling Center.

Rodeo, Crockett, Port Costa, Tormey, and Kensington residents must take their HHW to:

West County Resource Recovery HHW Facility

101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 4pm

Closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30pm

Kensington residents may call Bay View Sanitary at 510-237-4614 for more information or click here.

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The El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center will continue to accept the following items

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5:45pm and Saturday/Sunday: 9:00am to 4:45pm

  • Used motor oil & filters (5-gallon container maximum)
  • Cooking oil (5 gallon maximum)
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent lights (RecycleMore territory residents only)
  • Sharps* (needles, syringes, lancets) must be in an approved sharps container
  • Medications (No controlled substances allowed). Put loose pills and bottled liquids in a sealed plastic bag. Black out any personal information.
  • Electronic Waste with cords such as:
    • Appliances: Microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens (small plug-in appliances)    
    • Cameras, video equipment, cell phones, chargers, etc.
    • Computers, Computer Monitors, Televisions, Laptops, hardware, printers, Ink cartridges, toners
    • Digital Thermometers, electric shavers, toothbrushes, hair dryers, curlers, and straighteners
    • Radios, stereo equipment, video games and consoles
    • Vacuum cleaners

Alameda County Residents should visit www.stopwaste.org/recycling/residents/household-hazardous-waste   for drop off locations.





Grasscycling

This page is under construction, but please see the documents below for information on grasscycling.


Compost Supplies

RecycleMore does not currently offer discounted compost bins.

Check back in July 2018 for updates as we are working to provide compost bins at a reduced rate for residents. 


Less Toxic Solutions for Using at Home

Pesticides are potentially harmful to your family, pets, and garden ecosystem, and those chemicals have been found to contribute to toxicity in our water environment.  RecycleMore is asking for your help in reducing the risks of water pollution associated with pesticide use in our community. Residential areas of our community have been identified as major contributors of pesticide pollution in both local creeks and wastewater.
 
Here are some helpful fact sheets provided by Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) that offer less-toxic solutions to common pest problems. You can read them online, print them, or copy them to your computer.
 
 
















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