Residential Garbage & Recycling

Residents and businesses throughout the Town of Danville receive waste management service from the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (RecycleSmart).  

RecycleSmart has contracted with Republic Services for the collection, transfer and disposal of residential and commercial garbage, recycling and organics and Mt. Diablo Recycling for the processing of residential and commercial recyclable materials. 

To inquire about starting, stopping, or transferring waste service, or for answers to billing and service questions, visit their website Republic Services or call (925) 685-4711

Blue can with RecycleSmart

Simple as 1-2-3

A Quick Reference to Residential Recycling: (Blue) Cart   

  1. Know what goes in your recycling container – cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles, jugs and glass 
  2. Empty, Clean, Dry – keep recyclables free of food and liquid 
  3. Don’t bag it – never put recyclables in containers or bags 

Please download a quick reference guide on how to recycle and place the guide on your refrigerator or near your recycling container. 

Let’s keep our earth green!  


Danville residents, and businesses which generate small quantities of hazardous wastes are eligible to use the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Free for Danville residents. Located at:

4797 Imhoff Place
Martinez, CA 94553


View hours and directions


State regulations limit the transportation of household hazardous waste to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle per visit. Individual containers are limited to a 5 gallon capacity. There are no limitations on the number of visits per day.


Disposing of unused medications can be problematic. Getting rid of them down the toilet, drain, or in the garbage is not only illegal, but also harmful to the environment. In order to provide a sound alternative, the Town of Danville is now offering a convenient, no-cost way to dispose of pharmaceuticals.


Between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, residents may come to the Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way to dispose of their unused or expired drugs. Regardless of whether they are prescription or non-prescription, all unused or expired drugs must be placed in a seal-able plastic bag, then deposited in the Pharmaceutical Disposal Bin located in the Police Department Lobby.


Rules behind the drop-off include:

  • All liquids are to be kept in their original container and placed inside a resealable plastic bag.
  • All pills must be emptied from their original containers and placed in a resealable plastic bag.
  • Original pill containers should be recycled after removal of all personal information.

Syringes, lancets or pen needles (Sharps of any kind) can be disposed of in a separate bin provided through the Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority.


For more information on the prescription drop-off, contact the Danville Police Department at 925-314-3700.