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  • New Curbside Recycling Program in effect as of October 1, 2009 (PDF file). Remember, Sort, Roll and Go -- It's Easy!
  • Easy Pay program for Residential or Commercial Accounts: No more checks to write. No more stamps or trips to the Post Office. And itís FREE!
  • Food Scrap Recycling program (PDF file). Take a look at our Food Scrap Brochure.
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    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.

    Tossing 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 idea.

    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 receptacles.

    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 the cart.

    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 use only.

    Acceptable items:
    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:
    Plastic bags

    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


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  • Read about the history of PGS
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  • General information regarding rates and acceptable items brought to the Transfer Station
  • Review the guidelines of trash and recycling services for residential and commercial customers
  • Learn more about “Easy Pay” and download the form to subscribe
  • Learn more about Green Waste/Food Scrap Recycling Program.
  • Find holiday collection service schedule information
  • Read the most frequently asked questions
  • See articles from past Newsletters
  • Contact us and let us know how were doing

  • E Waste
    What is it and what do I do with it?

    Ever wonder what to do with your old television, computer, monitor, VCR, printer, fax machine or cell-phone? Well, these common household electronics often referred to as E Waste, cannot be placed in your trash and have been banned from landfill disposal. You may bring these items to the Pleasanton Transfer Station, located at 3110 Busch Rd. We have partnered with e-Recycling of California (ERC) an environmentally responsible recycling company. Please let the gatekeeper know if you are disposing of any of these items and you will be directed to a separate drop off area. Fees are based on the item(s) brought to the Transfer Station and cannot be quoted over the phone. For your convenience the Pleasanton Transfer Station is open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 4 PM.

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