Environmental Programs Events

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Emeryville_Environ_Service_LogoThe City of Emeryville hosts several programs and environmental events throughout the year including a Coastal Cleanup (September), Shorebird Park Shoreline Cleanup (April), several Bike to Work Day stations (May), an ongoing tool lending program for DIY group cleanup events, and free induction cooktop loans. See below for details.

Come to a Sustainability Committee meeting or email us at zerowaste@emeryville.org for more.

2023 Bike to Work DayB2WD Locations 2023

Bike to Work Day 2023 is Thursday, May 18! Come on out 7am - 9am to any of our four stations across Emeryville to get pumped up with some morning goodies, bike-based activities, and free bike swag


San Pablo & 40th
Come grab a tote bag and bike pinwheel, enjoy a delicious Arizmendi cookie and coffee, and learn about some of the big changes in the works for 40th Street.

Horton & Stanford (Bayfront Bridge)
Get your bike blender smoothie on and grab some pastries or GU with Biketopia before a leisurely morning roll across the Bayfront Bridge!

Adeline & 46th
Are you ready to power your breakfast? Try a pedal-power bike smoothie or grab your free tote bag, goodies, and snacks to start your day.

Greenway @ 66th
59026-200Join CLIF BAR and AC Transit for a pedal-powered extravaganza! If you're on your way to work or  out for a roll with your kids, there's something for everyone! Start with some DIY bike art or try your hand at the AC Transit practice bike mount while enjoying come coffee and Clif Bar goodies near the newly energized Greenway bicycle and pedestrian counter!

A BIG thank you to our community partners who help make these stations happen, including: Bike East Bay, Clif Bar, GU Energy Labs, AC Transit, Biketopia, and Peets Coffee!

More information on other events at the Bike to Work Day website. 

2023 Nora Davis Coastal Cleanup - Sept. 23

Save the date for the annual Nora Davis Coastal Cleanup! The Cleanup will happen Saturday, September 23rd, starting 9:00 a.m. next to the Fire Station at 2333 Powell Street! Participants are welcomed to start after the 9 a.m. kickoff as they feel comfortable, however please note that all borrowed tools must be returned by noon. Snacks and prizes will be part of the fun!

We are encouraging you to download and use the CleanSwell App to easily log trash, paper forms and pencils will also be available. Please bring gloves, masks, and grabbing tools if you have them, limited supplies will also be available.

Where: 2333 Powell Street (next to Fire Station)BikeRacks
When: 9 a.m. and on (rolling start)
Bring: Reusable water bottle, collection bags/pails, work gloves. Limited tools available for use. 
Wear: Sturdy shoes, layers, sunscreen, hat

Parking will be limited, please consider an alternate form of transportation such as walking, biking (racks noted below), public transit or new shared mobility options. We look forward to seeing you there!

2023 Bulky Spring Cleanup April 17 & 18

WM Bulky PickupAll residential buildings* within the designated areas are eligible for the free "Spring Cleanup" bulky pickup event scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 17 and 18.

Place your bulky items (no more than two cubic yards, approximately 16 trash bags) at your curb on your regularly scheduled pickup day for removal. Residents of larger apartment complexes should contact their apartment manager for removal instructions.  Please see here for additional pickup guidelines. 

Designated Pickup Zones [by address]
SFD Neighborhoods

In addition to the Spring Cleanup bulky event, all residential account holders in the cleanup area are entitled to one free on-call pickup annually.  Residential multi-family account holders outside of the cleanup area are entitled to two free on-call pickups annually with properties greater than 500 units entitled to four. Account holders should call Waste Management at 510-613-8710 to schedule additional bulky item pick-ups.

If you have questions, please contact Waste Management customer service at 510-613-8710 or Matt Anderson at zerowaste@emeryville.org.

*includes single-family homes, duplex, triplex, fourplex, apartment buildings, and HOAs

2023 Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup 20230423_Shoreline Cleanup 2023

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day and beautify the community? Look no further - come on out Sunday, April 23rd to the annual Emeryville Earth Day Shorebird Park Cleanup any time from 9am – noon

Snacks and refreshments provided, we look forward to seeing you out there!

Meet at Shorebird Park (see map below)
As always, bring what you can, and we’ll have limited supply for those who show up without:

    Gloves (work or latex) to pick up litter
    Grabber/pick up tool
    Garden digging claw to dig below the surface
    Re-usables:  Coffee mug, water bottle means less disposables!