HELP US KEEP PLEASANTON STREETS CLEAN
Please help us keep Pleasanton streets clean and free of litter
by bagging and securing your Styrofoam peanuts and packing material
before placing into your trash can. This will eliminate loose and
flyaway pieces when your can is emptied into our collection truck.
Around A New Idea
Pleasanton Food Scrap Collection Reduces Waste, Enriches Soil
By now you know you can recycle food scraps along with your green
waste. You've also received materials telling you how to go about
it. Now we'd like to share with you why we think it's such a splendid
With the new food scrap recycling program, Pleasanton residents will
help save landfill space, reduce resource use and create a valuable
compost material for farms, nurseries, and landscapes. Right now organic
materials make up 45% of our waste. Of that, about 20% is food scraps.
Without the food scrap collection program, this material would continue
to go into landfills.
Pleasanton has just joined several communities throughout Alameda
County who have initiated food scrap recycling programs. Recycling
food scraps along with your green waste is an easy way to increase
the amount of materials being recycled in our community. Castro Valley,
Alameda, and San Leandro have successfully introduced food scrap recycling
programs and are experiencing a substantial increase in waste diversion.
Livermore as well recently initiated a pilot food scrap recycling
program. In Pleasanton, we now have a great opportunity to divert
tons of organic waste, just by adding food scraps to the green waste
cart. With the green waste pick up now occurring weekly, it makes
it even easier to recycle.
So keep putting those food scraps out at the curb in your green waste
container, and the next time you're enjoying a delicious salad, consider
that those very veggies may have been grown using compost made from
your food scraps!
Food Scrap Recycling
1. Collect your food scraps and food-soiled paper in your new kitchen
pail. Line your pail with paper bags or newspaper for added convenience.
You can also use milk cartons, ice cream containers or other paper
2. Empty your kitchen scraps into your green yard waste cart. It’s
okay to put the paper bag, newspaper or other paper container into
3. Set out your yard waste cart at the curb every week for collection.
Do not set your kitchen pail at the curb. The pail is for in-home
All food products, including meat and bones.
Coffee grounds and tea bags
Food-soiled paper, including pizza boxes, paper towels, paper plates,
paper napkins and waxed paper containers.
Please don’t put these in your green cart:
For questions and tips about how to recycle your food scraps or if
you have not yet received a kitchen pail, please call PGS at 925-846-2042