Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting

Alameda County's Plastic Bag Ban Expands on May 1, 2017 to all retail establishments

(except restaurants, which starts on Nov. 1st, 2017)

For more information, go to http://www.reusablebagsac.org/

BULKY WASTE COLLECTION is available all year for all residents, at no additional cost
(it's covered in your bill!) 

The annual neighborhood Spring Clean-Up is over for this year, but will take place again next year in April
Single family properties are entitled to one additional pick up of items that don't belong or don't fit in your regular trash collection. 
Multi-family properties under 500 units are entitled to two pick-ups per year, total; 500 units or more, are entitled to 4 pick-ups annually.  Most single family properties use curbside set-out; multi-family properties may order a large "roll-off" bin.
Call Waste Management for more information and to schedule your "bulky" item pick-up.

FREE for Emeryville residents


Kitchen Compost Pail!

  Details here, and 

Recycling Tote Bag!

 See details here.

To Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste:

Visit Alameda County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility. This facility provides proper disposal of solvents, chemicals, paint, pesticides, syringes and more. Check here for One Day HHW Drop Off Events. 

Compostable and Recyclable Materials

For What-Goes-Where in the City of Emeryville, check out this poster.

Collection Service Information

To find your collection service information for 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.
Waste Management of Alameda County is 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:
To review or print, here are service brochures for single family, multi-familybusiness in the City of Emeryville
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
All city and county ordinances remain in effect despite state referendum.
View this video about where collected materials go and how they get processed at 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.
Free  for Emeryville Businesses:  Indoor Commercial Waste Diversion Containers
The City of Emeryville offers FREE indoor recycling and compostables containers, as part of your waste diversion program at your business.  Inquire with Environmental Programs at 510-596-3795, mgreenhut@emeryville.org

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
    4156 Telegraph
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Ph: 510-652-4970
  • Kelly Moore
    969 San Pablo Ave.
    Albany, CA 94706
    Ph: 510-525-3162
  • Glidden Professional Paint Center
    3356 Piedmont Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94611
    Ph: 510-547-4924
  • Kelly Moore
    4917 International Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • Sherwin-Williams
    559 66th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94621
Please Note: the above drop-off locations may change and will hopefully increase. Check PaintCare website for updates and for more information. 

Additional resources  

Additional resources on waste and recycling in Emeryville can be found here. Including a kid's guide to recycling plastic and glass as well as recycling and composting facts and benefits.