Kensington residents participate in a “reduce, reuse, and recycling” program. Our solid waste and recycling provider is Bay View Refuse and Recycling.For questions concerning Bay View Refuse and Recycling please contact Greg Christie, supervisor, at (510) 237-4614 or email him at . Our community reduces what we send to the landfill by offering various opportunities to recycle, by providing special community pick-ups for still-useful items and by providing a pick-up for no longer useful electronics. For instance we encourage residents to leave true trash at the curb for the "Big Pick Up" but bring still-useful items to the Goodwill truck the Saturday before the pick-up (see details below).
The solid waste and recycling program is overseen by our General Manager, Greg Harman. He can be reached at (510) 526-4141 or by email at . Some services provided to Kensington residents:
Green Waste Pick-Up provided by Bay View Refuse and Recycling
- Unlimited green waste is picked up twice per month in Kensington:
- DAY: Same as your regular collection day during scheduled green waste week
- TIME: Set out prior to 6:00 am on regular day
- LOCATION: Place as close to the street as possible.
- LIMIT: No limit to the amount of green waste obtained through the regular clean up and maintenance of your property.
- MATERIAL MUST BE "GREEN WASTE" ONLY. NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE EMPTIED OR COLLECTED, NO POISON OAK, NO DIRT OR ROCKS.
- DETAILS: Green waste material must be placed in returnable containers such as garbage cans up to 35 gallons marked green waste, small tarps or large disposable paper lawn bags; branches may be tied or bundled with string (3 feet max length).
- 2014 GREEN WASTE PICK-UP CALENDAR
- January 13-17, 27-31
- February 10-14, 24-28
- March 10-14, 24-28
- April 14-18, 28-May 2
- May 12-16, 26-30
- June 9-13, 23-27
- July 14-18, 28-August 1
- August 11-15, 25-29
- Sept 8-12, 22-26
- Oct 13-17, 27-31
- Nov 10-14, 24-28
- Dec 8-12, 22-26 (25-26 one day late)
HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING INFORMATION
Households may now drop-off several different types of hazardous waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located at 4797 Imhoff Place in Martinez. This is a free service to residents within Contra Costa County. To download and view the Pollution Solutions flyer, click here.
- Contra Costa County Reuse & Recycling Hotline: 800-750-4096
- District Franchise Agreement [PDF]
- District Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]
- Kensington Curbside Recycling [Link]
- Hazardous Waste Guide [Link]
- Recycling Guide [PDF]
- Bay View Arbitration Settlement Agreement.pdf [PDF]
- Bay View Rates [PDF] (pending update)