Commercial – Garbage

New! Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling – Effective January 1, 2019 as part of California Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826), businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services. Click here for more information.
Or contact Pleasanton Garbage Service at: (925) 846-2042 for a free waste assessment and assistance on implementing a new organics collection program at your site.
Commercial customers can choose from a variety of garbage collection services designed to meet your specific needs. Call PGS Customer Service at 925-846-2042 for more information.

The following services are available to PGS's commercial customers:

  • Bins range in size from 1 to 7 cubic yards. Click here for bin dimensions. Standard collection service is offered Monday through Friday.
  • Garbage carts (plastic rolling carts) are available for customers that generate sufficiently small quantities of trash. Click here for cart dimensions. Garbage cart service is provided once per week.
  • Compactor service is also available (sizes 2-40 cubic yards)
  • Lock & Key Service, to reduce problems with illegal dumping and vandalism, is available for an additional fee.
  • Extra pickups are available for a fee. Please call before 3:30pm to arrange a pickup for the next available business day. No same day pickups.

It is mandatory that all businesses subscribe with Pleasanton Garbage Service for solid waste collection service as per Pleasanton Municipal Code - Requirement for Garbage Service


9.20.020 General provisions.
Each and every “residential unit,” “commercial unit” and “industrial unit,” as defined in Section 9.20.010 of this chapter, shall have garbage service by the refuse collector of the city. To provide such service, the city may grant a franchise for the exclusive right to collect, transport and dispose of refuse produced and accumulated within the limits of the city as provided in this chapter. (Prior code § 4-4.05)

Program Rules

No Overfilling of bins or carts. Lids must close completely. The driver will not empty overloaded bins or carts. If your garbage container is overflowing on a regular basis, please call PGS to increase service.

Lids must remain closed. City law requires that all garbage bin/cart lids must remain closed when not in use.


WARNING! It is illegal to dispose of hazardous materials in garbage or recycling containers (see side bar to left for prohibited items). Improperly disposing of hazardous and toxic waste can result in serious harm to the health of people, pets, wildlife, and our environment. Containers found to have these materials will not be collected until such materials are removed.