|Recycling (Brown Cart)
Single stream curbside recycling for single family residences allows residents to commingle (“mix”) all household recyclables (metal, glass, plastic containers, and mixed paper, cardboard) in their 64 gallon wheeled recycling cart for collection. The cart is placed on the curb each week on garbage day for collection. The goal of this program is to increase the recycling rate in Martinez by making recycling more convenient. Increasing your recycling rate can help you switch to a smaller waste bin and/or less frequent pickup, and therefore save you money on your garbage bill.
|Apartment owners/managers have been provided with smaller recycling bins with carrying handles for in-unit collection. Each week the bins can be emptied into a larger recycling container provided to the apartment facility for collection. Apartment house residents who have not received recycling bins should contact their manager or Republic Services for assistance at (925) 685-4711.|
|Garbage (Blue Cart)
Republic Services Garbage Information
Martinez residents only pay for garbage pickup, while recycling and organics pick-up is included at no separate charge. A discounted garbage rate exists for Martinez seniors 62 years or older. Residents can also enjoy a significant rate reduction by recycling and composting more to switch to a smaller refuse cart. The 2019 Solid Waste Rates shows the pricing for solid waste pick up in Martinez.
|Compost (Green Cart)
Republic Services Organics Information
Residents are able to dispose of “organic” materials such as food scraps along with yard debris in green carts. Green carts will be collected weekly, on the same day as garbage and recycling pickups. Republic Services offers free kitchen organics pails to interested residents upon request. To request a free kitchen pail, contact Republic Services at 925-685-4711.
For information on bulky item pickup, household hazardous waste (batteries, motor oil, etc.), and more, reference the full Republic Services Residential Services Guide.