Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting
New! Free Recycling Tote Bags for all Emeryville residents
See details here
FREE for Emeryville residents: Kitchen compost pail
If you want to dispose of household hazardous waste, visit
Alameda County's (HHW) facility. This facility provides proper disposal of solvents, chemicals, paint, pesticides, syringes and more.
Check here for
For all your collection service information, in the City of Emeryville, go to this website
and choose your type of service from the menu on the left hand side of the page. To report problems or get answers to questions not covered on the website, call the City at 510-596-3795.
Annual Neighborhood Bulky Waste Collection takes place annually in April,
on your regular collection day.
For additional bulky collection service
Call Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) at 510-613-8710. Annual Neighborhood Bulky Waste Collection takes place in April. Look for notices in the mail (single family properties), or ask your Property Manager (multi-unit properties) as April approaches, or check back here for the exact dates in 2017. Additional bulky collection is available to all residential accounts by calling 510-613-8710.
Waste Management of Alameda Countyis the franchised hauler for trash, recycling and compostables collection for businesses and residents, as well as most construction and demolition waste. Click on a link below for more information:
Service brochures for single family, multi-family, small business
(defined as 2 cubic yards of trash per week or less), large business (more than 2 cubic yards of trash per week)
Alameda County Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
Alameda County mandatory Recycling Ordinance Phase II began on July 1, 2014 for all businesses and multi-family properties with 5 or more units. Collection services, distribution of information and limited contamination are now required. For details, the ordinance text and more, go here: Alameda County Recycling Program
Plastic Bag Ban Started in Alameda County on January 1, 2013
No single use plastic bags will be allowed at grocery stores, supermarkets, foodmarts, convenience stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, drug stores or other entities that sell milk, bread, soda and snack foods.
View the details, ordinance information and materials for shoppers and retailers.
All city and county ordinances remain in effect despite state referendum.
View this video about where collected materials go and how they get processedat Waste Management of Alameda County's facility on Davis St. Here's where to recycle nearly everything you can't put in your curbside bin.
for What-Goes-Where in the City of Emeryville, check out this
Free Commercial Container ProgramCheck out the City's program, providing free containers for your business waste reduction program:
Marina Used Oil Depot Program - Emeryville Marina - 510-654-3716: A used motor oil recycling depot has been installed near the fuel dock at the Marina. This service is free to the public.
Paint Care Program
Visit the Paint Care Program website for more information.
You can now drop of your paints and stains for safe disposal at these nearby locations:
- Kelly Moore
Oakland, CA 94609
- Kelly Moore
969 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
- Glidden Professional Paint Center
3356 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
- Kelly Moore
4917 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
559 66th Ave
Oakland, CA 94621