Underground Service Alert
USA North (Underground Service Alert) is a free notification service for homeowners and contractors who are going to perform any kind of excavation. By calling USA North you can find out if there are underground utilities at your site before you dig. Legislation in California makes it mandatory to call at least two days before digging.
Contra Costa Green Business Partner
Get a jump on the competition!
Get the recognition you deserve for conducting business in an environmentally friendly way.
Take advantage of a simplified program that takes the guesswork out of complying with environmental regulations.
Become one of the “good guys” to government regulators.
Visit the Green Business website  for more information on becoming a new Green Business Partner in Contra Costa County.
Recycling…… It’s Good for Business….. It’s Good for the Environment
You can recycle a variety of paper in your mixed paper recycling dumpster.
- Newspaper and corrugated cardboard boxes.
- Computer, ledger and copy paper of all colors, junk mail, magazines and phone books
- Chipboard products such as the back of paper tablets and containers such as shoe and cereal boxes.
If you need more information or help with recycling paper product, call (925) 685-4711
Metal, Glass, Plastic Beverage Containers
Please Place in your recycling cart all glass, metal and plastic containers including.
- Beverage, soup and other food containers made of aluminum, tin and steel.
- Glass bottles and jars of all colors.
- All plastic containers with symbols #1 through #7. Remove tops before placing in the recycle cart.
Please no light bulbs, cookware, window glass or mirrors and no aerosol cans or aluminum foil.
For more information on recycling glass, metal and plastic containers, call (925)684-4711
Household Batteries and Fluorescent Bulbs
Recycling batteries and fluorescent bulbs prevents heavy metals and mercury from polluting the Bay Area’s Waterways. They can be recycled at two convenient locations.
Pleasant Hill Bayshore Disposal Recycling Drop-off Center
444 North Buchanan Circle, Pacheco. Open 8-4 M-F, 9-1 Sat. Call (925)685-4711 for imformation.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez. Call (800)646-1431 for Hours.
All types, including alkaline (non-mercury), nickel-cadmium, nickel-iron, nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion, carbon-zinc (non-mercury) and zinc-air batteries such as, but not limited to, AA,AAA,C,D,9-volt and rechargeable (cell phones, toys, power tool batteries).
All types, including standard 4-foot and 8-foot straight lamps and circular and tubular lamps that are being used in place of incandescent bulbs in household lighting fixtures.