If you have extra trash you need picked up, please call us at least 24 hours in advance so we may notify the driver.
To ensure your pickup, please place your cart at the curb the night before your scheduled pickup. Please place carts with at least three feet between each cart using these five easy to follow rules.
It is mandatory that all residents 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)
Expanded Pick Up Services
Pleasanton Garbage Service (PGS) has expanded the services available to Pleasanton residents. Pleasanton single-family residents will now be able to have household batteries and used motor oil and filters collected each week, and 3 times a year residents can schedule a bulky item pickup at their convenience. See below for more information on preparing and scheduling these services, or download our newsletter to read more.
Any person who discards or abandons or leaves in any place accessible to children any refrigerator, icebox, deep-freeze locker, clothes dryer, washing machine, or other appliance, having a capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more, which is no longer in use, and which has not had the door removed or the hinges and such portion of the latch mechanism removed to prevent latching or locking of the door, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any owner, lessee, or manager who knowingly permits such a refrigerator, icebox, deep-freeze locker, clothes dryer, washing machine, or other appliance to remain on premises under his control without having the door removed or the hinges and such portion of the latch mechanism removed to prevent latching or locking of the door, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Guilt of a violation of this section shall not, in itself, render one guilty of manslaughter, battery or other crime against a person who may suffer death or injury from entrapment in such a refrigerator, icebox, deep-freeze locker, clothes dryer, washing machine, or other appliance.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vendor or seller of refrigerators, iceboxes, deep-freeze lockers, clothes dryers, washing machines, or other appliances, who keeps or stores them for sale purposes, if the vendor or seller takes reasonable precautions to effectively secure the door of any such refrigerator, icebox, deep-freeze locker, clothes dryer, washing machine, or other appliance so as to prevent entrance by children small enough to fit therein.
(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1122.)
PGS has partnered with many local agencies to make it easy for Pleasanton residential customers to properly dispose of waste, with an emphasis on recycling to help keep Pleasanton green!
- City of Pleasanton - Recycling Brochure
- Stop Waste - Household Hazardous Waste
- Stop Waste - Medicine and Prescription Drug Disposal
- Cal Recycle - Sharps Waste Disposal
- MythBusters Junior, January 2019 - Adam Savage and team test if old batteries can set off a dangerous chain reaction (filmed on-site at Pleasanton Garbage Service)