Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting

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 is Monday and Tuesday April 18th and 19th, on your regular collection day.
Call to schedule additional collection 

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 2016.  Additional bulky collection is available to all residential accounts by calling 510-613-8710.
FREE for Emeryville residents:  Kitchen compost pail
Click for details
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:
Franchise Agreement
Rate Sheet
Service brochures for single family, multi-familysmall 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 processed at Waste Management of Alameda County's facility on Davis St.
for What-Goes-Where in the City of Emeryville, check out this poster

Free  Commercial Container Program
Check out the City's program, providing free containers for your business waste reduction program:

What about those items banned from the trash?

Alameda County's Household Hazardous Waste facility- 800-606-6606 provides for the proper disposal of solvents, chemicals, paint, pesticides, syringes and more.  

Check out One Day Drop Off Events nearby
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.

Here's where to recycle  nearly everything you can't put in your curbside bin