El Cerrito Junk Hauling and Trash Removal Resource Center

Our Junk hauling truck in El Cerrito
Our Junk Removal Truck in El Cerrito

El Cerrito, or "little hill" in Spanish, was a cow town in its infancy. Back in the early years, before it was incorporated in 1917, there were more cows in the town than people. In fact, dairies and chicken farms, dotted its hillsides and what is now the main thoroughfare known as San Pablo, was an unpaved highway for cows, as farmers and ranchers would drive large herds down it to the slaughter houses on Central Avenue. The quaint strip mall on Fairmount Avenue was once upon a time a corral and ranchers drove their cattle there to be shipped by rail.

The town was sleepy hollow, until the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco brought refugees there who helped the town grow to 1500 by 1917. When the town incorporated at that time, first on the agenda was to tax the saloons, there were nearly twenty, to pay for municipal staff, such as a clerk, marshal, and treasurer.

The saloons (mostly along San Pablo avenue) are long gone and the town has slowly grown to about 24,000. Located in Contra Costa County, California, El Cerrito sits across from San Francisco on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. Its gentle hills boast serene views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito, and the Marin Headlands. Currently there are over 10,462 housing units in the city proper. Parks in the city include sports and recreation parks and natural areas, such as the 80-acre Hillside Natural Area open space.

Single-Use Bag and Food Ware Ordinances Effective Jan 1, 2014

To reduce litter and promote environmental sustainability, the city has banned the use of these. The City of El Cerrito manages its own curbside collection of recyclables, as well as a drop-off recycling collection center, for residents and businesses.

Services provided to El Cerrito Residents include:

  • Weekly curbside collection services
  • Drop-off and other collection services:
    • Once annual free collection of extra materials recyclables, green waste, or garbage from your home
  • Special Recycling Events:
    • Periodic electronics recycling collection events
    • Biannual citywide garage sales

These materials are NOT Accepted:

  • refrigerators, air conditioners
  • paint (architectural) chemicals and other household hazardous waste
  • gas tanks, pressurized cans or tanks, 55-gallon drums
  • yard waste (wood, grass clippings), dirt, ashes
  • mattresses, box springs
  • glassware, mirrors, ceramics, pyrex
  • waxed paper or cardboard
  • tires

If you live in El Cerrito or the surrounding area, and you have bulk items, extra garbage, construction debris, unwanted electronics, discarded furniture, or other items not suitable for standard trash or recycling pick-up by the city, contact Fast Haul as we provide the following services:

Residential Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in El Cerrito

Fast Haul comes to your home and removes all your junk; With your guidance, our hauling junk removal experts will separate out the trash and haul it away. We'll even clean up after we're done!

Commercial Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in El Cerrito

Because Fast Haul recycles most of the garbage we haul, your trash will be dealt with in a clean sustainable way. Fast Haul regularly works with local real estate companies, schools, property management companies, and government agencies as well as non-profit organizations.

Electronic Waste Hauling in El Cerrito

Nowadays, electronic waste, or e-waste, is a huge percentage of America's waste stream, especially in such a tech-oriented place as the San Francisco Bay Area. Fast Haul recycle all of your unwanted junk, including electronic waste such as TVs, computers, VCRs, DVD players, copy and fax machines, cell phones and most items containing circuit boards and electronic elements.

We offer our hauling and junk removal services to El Cerrito and the entire San Francisco Bay Area! Not sure if we serve your area? Check out all of our Areas of service

Our hauling services include (but are not limited to):

> Junk hauling
> Trash removal
> Basement junk removal
> Yard waste hauling
> Furniture removal
> Delivery & Moving services
> Electronic waste hauling
> Trash Truck Services
> Appliance removal & hauling (all types)
> Furniture removal & hauling (any size)
> Mattresses & sofa hauling
> Office furniture, cubicles & equipment hauling
> Hot tub & spa removal & hauling
> Swimming pool removal & hauling
> Large equipment hauling
> Yard waste hauling & cleanup
> Earthquake damage clean up & hauling
> Fire damage clean up & hauling
> Flood damage clean up & hauling
> Dirt & concrete removal & hauling
Since our founding in 1993, Fast Haul has always had a Green Business philosophy. As one of the Bay Areas oldest junk removal & trash hauling companies, practicing recycling, re-use, and donation comes naturally. It makes our customers feel good as well as keeping costs down and reducing our landfills and dumps. We specialize in Green hauling services.

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Our West Bay office:
2350 Carquinez Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(415) 665-0800


To better serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area, we do have several other locations we can be reached at:

San Francisco:
1459 18th Street #217
San Francisco, CA 94107

2222 E.30th Street
Oakland, CA 94602

San Rafael:
454 Las Gallinas Avenue #201
San Rafael, CA 94903

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