Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting

Spring Clean-Up! Annual Neighborhood BULKY WASTE COLLECTION 

Monday and Tuesday April 10th and 11th, 2017

on your regular collection day. Have items out by 7 a.m. See details hereFor additional bulky collection service call Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) at 510-613-8710. (most residential properties are entitled to 2 bulky collections per year)

FREE for Emeryville residents


Kitchen Compost Pail!

  Details here, and 

Recycling Tote Bag!

 See details here.

To Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste:

Visit Alameda County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility. This facility provides proper disposal of solvents, chemicals, paint, pesticides, syringes and more. Check here for One Day HHW Drop Off Events. 

Compostable and Recyclable Materials

For What-Goes-Where in the City of Emeryville, check out this poster.

Collection Service Information

To find your collection service information for the City of Emeryville, go to this 
website and choose your type of service from the menu on the left hand side of the page. To report problems or get answers to questions not covered on the website, call the City at 510-596-3795.
Waste Management of Alameda County is the franchised hauler for trash, recycling and compostables collection for businesses and residents, as well as most construction and demolition waste.  Click on a link below for more information:
To review or print, here are service brochures for single family, multi-familybusiness in the City of Emeryville

Alameda County Mandatory Recycling Ordinance 
Alameda County mandatory Recycling Ordinance Phase II began on July 1, 2014 for all businesses and multi-family properties with 5 or more units. Collection services, distribution of information and limited contamination are now required. For details, the ordinance text and more, go here: Alameda County Recycling Program

Plastic Bag Ban Started in Alameda County on January 1, 2013 

No single use plastic bags will be allowed at grocery stores, supermarkets, foodmarts, convenience stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, drug stores or other entities that sell milk, bread, soda and snack foods.

All city and county ordinances remain in effect despite state referendum.
View this video about where collected materials go and how they get processed at Waste Management of Alameda County's facility on Davis St. Here's where to recycle nearly everything you can't put in your curbside bin.
Free  Commercial Container Program
Check out the City's program, providing free containers for your business waste reduction program:

Marina Used Oil Depot Program

Emeryville Marina - 510-654-3716: A used motor oil recycling depot has been installed near the fuel dock at the Marina. This service is free to the public. 

Paint Care Program

Visit the Paint Care Program website for more information.

You can now drop of your paints and stains for safe disposal at these nearby locations:
  • Kelly Moore
    4156 Telegraph
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Ph: 510-652-4970
  • Kelly Moore
    969 San Pablo Ave.
    Albany, CA 94706
    Ph: 510-525-3162
  • Glidden Professional Paint Center
    3356 Piedmont Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94611
    Ph: 510-547-4924
  • Kelly Moore
    4917 International Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • Sherwin-Williams
    559 66th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94621
Please Note: the above drop-off locations may change and will hopefully increase. Check PaintCare website for updates and for more information. 

Additional resources  

Additional resources on waste and recycling in Emeryville can be found here. Including a kid's guide to recycling plastic and glass as well as recycling and composting facts and benefits.