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.
Pleasanton Garbage Service hosts an annual Compost Giveaway Event in the Spring. Check back here, our Facebook Page or your Quarterly newsletter for the date, location and time. Interested in home composting, gardening events, and lawn to garden ideas visit the Home and Community Gardening section of StopWaste.org.
Bulky Items Clean Up
Pleasanton Garbage Service offers bulky items clean up to single-family residential customers up to 3 times a year. Contact us for information regarding bulky items cleanup in your service area at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-846-2042, Monday-Friday.
On-call collection service will be provided within seven business days of request, unless otherwise requested by the customer.
Furniture, Carpets, Mattresses, Tires, White Goods, Brown Goods, E-Waste
Material must be at curb by 6 a.m., do not set materials out more than 24 hours in advance. Small items must be bagged, boxed or bundled in disposable containers. Yard clippings must be bundled and tied, boxed or bagged.
Items Not Accepted
- Do NOT use garbage, recycling or organic carts
- No dirt, rock, concrete or hazardous materials
- No paint or liquids
- No items over 75 pounds except furniture and appliances
- No plate glass
- Set-Outs exceeding 5 cubic yards (an additional fee may apply)
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.)
Motor Oil & Filter RecyclingEach residential household may call and request up to two (2) used motor oil containers and a heavy duty zip lock bag for the recycling of up to two (2) used motor oil filters. On your regular collection day just place the container(s) at the curb and PGS will replace them with empties for your next use
Household Batteries & Cell Phones CollectionSingle Family Residential customers may recycle their household batteries and cell phones by placing them in a sealed heavy duty zip type plastic bag. Place the sealed plastic bag ON TOP of your recycling cart on your regular collection day.
- Only household batteries are acceptable. If unacceptable batteries are placed in the battery collection bag the entire contents of bag will be left behind.
- No Lithium-Ion batteries which are typically found in home electronics such as laptops and tablets are accepted.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Pleasanton Garbage Service will now be picking up clean, green Christmas trees for recycling on your regular collection day beginning on Monday, January 9, 2023 and ending on Friday, January 13, 2023.
Tree must be cut into four-foot lengths and placed at the curb the night before pickup. Collection will begin the week of Monday January 9, 2023 and end on Friday, January 13th on your regular collection day.
Please remove stands, tinsel, ornaments and lights. Pleasanton Garbage Service is not responsible for any decorations that are left on the tree.
Flocked trees or trees with tinsel cannot be recycled. Please call 925-846-2042 to arrange for disposal of your flocked or tinseled tree. An additional fee will apply unless you use one of the three Bulky Item Collections available.
You may place your green Christmas tree cut into two-foot sections inside your greenwaste container and it will be picked up on your regular service day.
Pleasanton residents may also bring Christmas trees to the Transfer Station at 3110 Busch Rd. free of charge until January 31, 2023. Please give our office a call at (925) 846-2042.
Boy Scout Tree Recycling Day Boy Scout Troop 941 in Pleasanton will hold its annual Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Day on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Starting at 8am, an enthusiastic group of about 40 scouts, 10 box trucks and many parent volunteers will collect over 1000 trees, which will be converted into over 15 tons of mulch! For more information or to place a reservation online; registration begins December 1st, please visit Boy Scout Troop 941 at www.Troop941.Org. Funds raised by the project are used by the Scouts to pay for new equipment, camp fees and other outdoor activities.
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 StopWaste.org 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.
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 – Residential Waste Sorting Guide (English, Spanish, and Chinese)
- City of Pleasanton – SB 1383 Requirements for Residents
- 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)