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Our New Recycling Program!

Great News! Our Recycling Program has Expanded!
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You New Recycling Program is Here!

Sort, Roll and Go
It's Easy!

Pleasanton has joined Alameda County cities in adopting a number of new recycling programs, including meeting a countywide waste diversion target of 75% by 2010. To meet this target, the Pleasanton City Council approved a new residential curbside recycling program that replaces the current blue bag program with a separate collection cart for recyclable materials.

For the new residential curbside recycling program to be effective, residents are asked to actively participate by sorting recyclable material at home. Since all material placed in the trash cart will be landfilled, your participation in the recycling program is key. Fortunately, it's easy to keep all recyclable material out of the trash cart.

Remember, sort, roll and go—it's easy!

If you have questions regarding this new program, contact Pleasanton Garbage Service at (925) 846-2042. To access the most up-to-date information about recycling programs in Pleasanton, visit

To see some frequently asked questions regarding our new recycling program, please click here.

Green Waste/Food Scrap Recycling Program
Each household is provided with a 64-gallon cart and service is provided on a weekly basis. The Green Waste Recycling Program accepts all types of green waste including grass and weed clippings, shrub and tree pruning's, leaves, plants, flowers food scrap and food soiled paper products. Please no household garbage, rocks, dirt or plastic bags in the cart. The green waste is picked up and delivered to a compost facility permitted to handle such material.

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 now 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 he will direct you 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.

Household Hazardous Waste
Leftover paints, pesticides, automotive fluids, rechargeable batteries and other common items that we have in our household can be harmful and hazardous and are not allowed to be disposed of in your trash. The Alameda County Environmental Health Department currently operates three drop-off facilities. For more information on the proper disposal of household hazardous waste, facility locations, operating dates and hours, call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program at 800-606-6606 or visit

  • Residential Recycling
    Material Recovery Facility
    Green Waste/Food Scrap Recycling Program
  • Commercial Recycling
    Cardboard Recycling
    Paper Gobbler
    Construction and Demolition
  • Other Recycling
    Electronic Waste

Recycling Center
The Transfer Station and Recycling Center are both open seven days per week. The hours of operation are 8AM to 4PM. The Transfer Station and Recycling Center is located at 3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton (click here to get driving instructions)

  • The Recycling Center accepts the following items:
    California redemption aluminum cans
    California redemption glass sorted by color i.e. clear, brown or green
    Bi-metal cans
    Plastic soda and water bottles
    White ledger, mixed office paper and computer paper

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