Drop-off Recycling

man dumps plastic bottles

For quick and convenient drop-off of recyclables, come to Berkeley Recycling on the corner of Gilman and Second Streets in Berkeley. Enter the site from Second Street and turn left immediately inside gate.

Drop-off hours: 8:30-4 PM, 7 days a week

Please prepare recyclables for drop-off before you arrive. To learn how, see our Materials Prep page.

Materials that may be dropped-off for recycling

Paper

Metals

Glass bottles and jars, sorted by color

Note that window glass, pyrex, drinking glasses cannot be recycled at Berkeley Recycling.

Plastics

Miscellaneous materials

Household Hazardous Waste

What is it? Sometimes called “Universal Waste,” (UW), they are products that contain harmful chemicals which, if put in the trash, may harm people or the environment. UW may contain corrosive chemicals that can cause burns, as well as toxic metals like cadmium and lead. Selected HHW can be dropped off at Berkeley Recycling.

What you can drop off at Berkeley Recycling

Only specific household hazardous wastes are accepted at Berkeley Recycling including:

What You Can Drop Off at StopWaste

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities accept the following additional materials:

For more information, please see Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste