Multi Family Residential – Recycling

Effective January 1, 2022, a new California law (SB 1383) requires that compostable materials, be kept out of landfills including food scraps, food-soiled paper products, paper towels, and plant debris to prevent the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In Alameda County, the law is implemented under the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance.
Multifamily properties must subscribe to compost and recycling collection service, set up color-coded and labeled indoor bins, ensure proper sorting, and educate tenants about the law at least annually and within two weeks after move-in.
Effective July 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill (AB 341) requires all businesses, public entities that generate 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week and multifamily dwellings with 5+ units shall arrange for recycling service. Click here for more information.
PGS offers a variety of garbage and collection services designed to meet your community’s specific needs. We offer free resources to help make recycling as convenient as possible for residents. Property Managers can call PGS at 925-846-2042 to learn more about available resources and how we can help you start, maintain or expand your recycling program.

Service is provided on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday, except for Holidays (see Holiday information).

Your complex should have one or more of the following:

Mixed Recycling Cart

Mixed Recycling Cart

Mixed Recycling Bin

Mixed Recycling Bin

Cardboard Only Recycling Bin

Cardboard Only Recycling Bin





Mixed Recycling bins or carts - Accepted materials include all:

  • newspaper
  • cardboard
  • mixed color paper
  • white paper
  • junk mail
  • magazines
  • telephone books
  • paper bags
  • cereal and food boxes
  • egg cartons
  • plastic bottles and containers labeled #1-7
  • plastic milk containers
  • detergent containers
  • clear, brown and green food and beverage container glass
  • cans of aluminum
  • steel, tin food cans
  • empty aerosol cans
  • pie tins

Accepted materials for mixed recycling bins or cart
For more information, please see our Apartments Service Guide

Free Assistance & Resources

PGS offers the following assistance and resources to help you set up and maintain an effective, convenient workplace recycling program.



It is illegal to dispose of hazardous materials in garbage or recycling containers (see below 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.

Alameda County offers free drop off locations for hazardous and/or universal waste. For more information, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste for Residents website, or call 1-800-606-6606.

You can also check the City of Pleasanton Household Hazardous Waste Programs for local disposal options.

It is illegal to dispose of hazardous materials in garbage or recycling containers