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New Republic Services Programs for Hercules Residents

Post Date:02/04/2019 10:18 AM

Republic Services, the City’s solid waste services provider, is launching two new Free programs starting in February. 

New Compost Giveaway Program


Republic Services is providing a new opportunity for the West Contra Costa community to receive free compost. Close the loop on your organics recycling by using the finished compost made locally in Richmond.  Starting February 6th and each 1st Wednesday of the month thereafter, West County households can come to 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond, from 9am - 4pm and get up to 2 cubic yards of compost per month.  

This compost is great for gardens and landscaping. This is self-service only so please BYOB (Bring Your Own bag, bin or bucket) and shovel to load the material. Valid identification is required. 

Say Bye Bye to Your Old Mattress


Republic Services has teamed up with Bye Bye Mattress, A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council, to provide a collection site for old unwanted mattresses or box springs.  Starting February 1, 2019, households in the cities of Richmond, Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo, El Cerrito and unincorporated communities (including Alhambra Valley-west side, Bayview, East Richmond Heights, North Richmond, Rollingwood and Tara Hills of Montalvin, El Sobrante) are eligible to bring 3 items per month to be recycled.  Businesses are not allowed to use this collection site but can bring items to the Golden Bear Transfer Station (1 Parr Blvd. Richmond - fees apply).  Republic Services can only accept whole items.  No excessively wet, damaged, partial or soiled mattresses or mattresses with bed bugs. Car beds, fold out sofa beds and futons, waterbeds, air mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, mattress toppers or other furniture are not accepted.

Mattresses can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday at 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond. Please bring proper identification or utility bill with address of household generating the items.

For more information on both programs, visit

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