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By local ordinance, all occupied properties are required to have weekly waste collection service. The cost of service is based on your choice of Backyard or Curbside collection and waste cart size, and includes unlimited recycling and organics service. Kitchen pails (1.5 gallon) are provided for household accumulation and transfer of food scraps to the organics cart. All carts and kitchen pails are provided by Republic Services. For worker safety, Backyard Service is limited to 35-gallon containers. Waste, recycling and organics carts in *20, 35, 65 and 95-gallon capacity are available for curbside collection. If you choose Curbside service, please set out all carts (garbage, recycling and organics) at the curb, or immediately behind the sidewalk, no later than 6:45 a.m. on collection day. Carts must face towards the street with wheels against the curb or gutter.

Unlimited Recycling

Place all recyclables together loose in blue recycling cart. If you need additional recycling carts, call our Customer Service Office at 800-320-8077. Recyclables will be picked up on the same day as your garbage and organics waste.

All materials and containers must be clean and free of food or other contamination. Materials must be bagged, boxed or tie-bundled. Loose materials not in cart, bags, boxes or tie bundles cannot be collected. Set out piles exceeding two cubic yards (approximately 3'x3'x4') will be collected as an On-Call Clean-up.

Unlimited Green Waste and Food Scraps

Use the green cart for co-mingled organic materials. Organics will be collected each week on the same day as garbage and recyclables.

  • Empty your food scrap pail into organics cart
  • Do not set out your food scrap pail at the curb
  • All materials must be placed inside the cart
  • Only bio-degradable compostable bags are acceptable in cart*
  • No plastic bags or other non-compostable materials are acceptable

For occasional green waste cleanup, 33-gallon *compostable bags are available at no charge from Republic Services. Postage fees apply to mail orders. All materials must be bagged or tie-bundled. Uncontained materials cannot be collected. Set out piles exceeding 2 cubic yards will be collected as On-Call Clean Ups. Please call Customer Service at 800-320-8077 for additional carts or bio-bag orders.

Electronic Waste Curbside Collection

The following items may be collected curbside in an E-waste On-Call Clean-up. For more information and to schedule a pick-up call 800-320-8077.

TVs (no wood cabinets)
Inkjet Printer/Scanners/Faxes
Computer monitors
Laser printers/Desktop Copiers
Computer/monitor All-in-One
Audio/Video Equipment (stereos)

Video games, VCR's, DVD's etc.
Laptops & Accessories
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Keyboards, cables, small accessories
Cell/cordless telephones, answering machines

Bulk Item Clean-up

Cleaning out your garage or attic? Effective July 1, 2018, Bulk Item Clean-up is an included service for single-family residential eervice subscribers up to the annual limit of 2 collections per year of up to 6 cubic yards each (total annual limit of 12 cubic yards). Bulk item collection is provided on an on-call basis by Republic Services. Please call them at 800-320-8077 to schedule a collection and refer to the service guide at the top of this page for more information on accepted items.

Debris Boxes

Republic Services is the only collector authorized to collect waste and recyclables in the City of Piedmont. Debris boxes, from 10 to 40 yards, are available on 3-day rentals for household remodeling, landscape projects, site clean-up or other projects.

Debris boxes for recyclable construction and demolition (C&D) materials are available. Contaminated mixed C&D loads will be charged at the solid waste rate. For more information regarding C&D recycling, call our Customer Service Office.

Rates vary by box size and filled weight. Call 800-320-8077 to order.

Stopwaste Benchmark Information Service

Since July 1, 2013, a Countywide fee implemented by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, also known as Stopwaste, has been included on your bill for a Benchmark Information Service. The Benchmark Information Service includes an annual report comparing each jurisdiction's waste diversion to other jurisdictions in the County.

The first Benchmark Information Service Report will be distributed by Stopwaste in January 2014 and you will receive a copy. If you find the information useful, and wish to continue to participate in the Benchmark information service, no action is needed. If you wish to discontinue the service, you have a one-time opportunity to opt out of this service by notifying Stopwaste in writing or by email within 60 days after receiving the first report.

Look for program details from StopWaste in your mail. More information can be found at, or contacting StopWaste by calling 877-786-7927 or by email at

About the Plant Debris Landfill Ban Ordinance

Alameda County law prohibits disposal of plant debris in county landfills. Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) Plant Debris Landfill Ban Ordinance 2008-01 (available for download here) requires landscape professionals, residents and businesses to separate all plant debris from garbage. Those subscribing to 4 or more cubic yards of weekly on-site garbage service must place plant debris in the designated "organics" bin, and those who haul to their local facility must deposit plant debris in the disposal facility's designated "clean green" area. Plant debris includes grass, leaves, shrubbery, vines and tree branches.

California's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law

With the passage of (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]), California is one of the first states in the nation to enact a statewide program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste from landfills.

  • State mandatory recycling for businesses and Multi Family begins July 1, 2012.
  • State law requires all businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste weekly must subscribe to recycling and organics collection services.
  • State law requires that apartment communities/multi-family housing with 5 or more units must subscribe to recycling and organics collection services.

Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California's landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations. For more information about the California's mandatory recycling law, visit the CalRecycle website.