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Special Event Donations

If you are interested in getting garbage or recycling service donated for a special event, please write us a letter including ALL of the following information:
  • Organization name
  • Name, date and address of event
  • Brief description of event
  • Amount of garbage service requested
  • Amount of recycling service requested (if your event will generate cans, bottles, cardboard etc.)
  • Your name & contact information, including email
  • Your event's Waste Management & Recycling Plan if required by your City.
  • Please attach a clear, legible map of where you would like the donation box to be placed should your donation be approved. This can be hand-drawn with an X marking the spot. These maps will assist our drivers in placing the container. Please do not send Google maps or any other unclear or unspecific map.
You may send donation request letters to:
Republic Services
441 N Buchanan Cir
Pacheco, CA 94553
Attn: Donations
Or via fax, to 925-685-4735, Attn: Donations
Learn more about donation guidelines and greening your event.

School Recycling

We want your school to be as green as possible. Recycling service is available free of charge for schools in our service area. If you need assistance setting up a program at your school, please email education@awsccc.com or contact the recycling coordinator for your area.

We also offer educational presentations to classes or schools about recycling, why it's important and what students can do to help the earth. For more information please email education@awsccc.com or contact the recycling coordinator for your area.

Recycling Coordinators:

925-671-5806 925-671-5853 925-603-1383 925-671-5814
Clayton Antioch Danville Benicia
Pleasant Hill Bay Point Lafayette Martinez
Moraga
Orinda
Walnut Creek
Unincorporated Contra Costa County

Disposal Facility Community Tours


Tours of the Contra Costa Transfer Station, located at 951 Waterbird Way, Martinez, CA 94553, are available for groups of 20 or less. The tour lasts no more than 30 minutes, and gives participants a chance to witness the millions of pounds of garbage that our county throws away each day. Much of this "garbage" is in fact recyclable material that has been wastefully discarded. Trucks and heavy machinery are in operation so please wear closed-toed shoes. We will provide safety vests & hard hats for all participants. Please email education@awsccc.com for more information. To make a tour request, please call 925-685-4711.

The Contra Costa Transfer and Recovery Station is located at 951 Waterbird Way in Martinez off the Marina Vista exit on Interstate 680, just south of the Martinez-Benicia Bridge. This facility is a convenient, local and highly efficient means to transfer and transport material destined for various recycling uses and disposal.

In addition to providing excellent service, Contra Costa Transfer and Recovery Station provides Contra Costa County with nearly $700,000 of annual franchise fees and other County services fees (LEA, Household Hazardous Waste and AB 939 fees) from the receipt of waste from the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority area. Over the next 10 years, this amounts to nearly $5,000,000 of general fund money for the County to support various social serviced and public safety programs.

The Contra Costa Transfer and Recovery Station also provides essential diversion activities to assist communities with achieving the goals of AB 939 and beyond:
  • Construction & Demolition
  • Wood & green waste
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Electronic Waste
  • Ferrous/ nonferrous metals
  • Commercial food waste
This material has many end uses:
  • Compost
  • Energy
  • Biofuel
  • Reuse
  • Recycle



Keller Canyon Landfill is a Republic Services Company that opened in 1992 and accepts nonhazardous waste. It is located at 901 Bailey Road, Pittsburg.

Facility Size
Keller Canyon Landfill includes 244 acres permitted for disposal. The site currently handles approximately 3,000 tons of waste per day.

Landfill Design
The composite liner system at Keller Canyon was designed to meet or exceed all state and federal regulations. The containment system consists of two feet of compacted clay covered by a high density plastic geo-membrane. The landfill includes drainage controls and a system to collect and manage landfill liquids (leachate).

Groundwater Monitoring Systems
Groundwater is one of the most important concerns at any landfill and requires special monitoring. Groundwater monitoring wells (24) throughout the site ensure that landfill operations are not impacting groundwater. The wells and area springs are sampled and tested at various monthly, quarterly or annual intervals. Results are sent to the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. The site also has a sedimentation basin that is monitored during and after each rainfall or quarterly, whichever is greater.

Landfill Gas to Energy
Keller Canyon Landfill's onsite waste-to-energy plant generates enough electricity to provide power to nearly 2,200 homes. In addition to meeting the energy needs of local areas and businesses, the use of landfill gas rather than non-renewable sources has the clean air benefit equivalent to taking more than 31,400 passenger vehicles off the road or planting 34,200 acres of Pine Forest (EPA LFG Energy Benefits Calculator.)

Wetlands Community Program
Keller Canyon Landfill supports 7.21 acres of seasonal wetlands. In partnership with the Pittsburg Unified School District, a hands on wetlands education program was developed for all 4th graders in the district. The program was designed to help students learn more about this ecosystem and how it relates to their local environment.

Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund
The Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund is generated from a per ton tax on solid waste disposed of at the landfill. Community organizations must apply for the funds and the District V County Supervisor determines the recipients. In 2012, over 78 grants were awarded for a total of $1,206,175 that went back into the community.

Community Tours
Tours are available to the public. Please call (925) 458-9800.
 
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