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Curbside collection services are not interrupted at this time. However, your local WM office and drop off facilities may be closed. For detailed information please visit SERVICE ALERTS

THE BULKY PICK UP EVENT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR JULY 13-14. Residents will be sent a reminder postard. Bulky pickup appointments have resumed. We greatly appreciate your understanding of this evolving situation.

Download a guide to the clean up event.





FREE recycling tote bags and foodscraps pails available to all Emeryville residents.

RESIDENTS: Email or call 510-596-3795 to request tote bags or a free countertop kitchen pail (while supplies last).

BUSINESS: The City of Emeryville offers FREE indoor recycling and compostables containers. Click here to request containers for your business.

Do not use plastic bags of any kind, including compostable plastic bags.
Visit for more information on food scrap recycling in Alameda County.

For information on disposing fats, oil, and grease and where to dispose large quantities of cooking oil (liquid oil/vegetable oil) please visit


Recycle Where? is a collaboration amongst local governmental agencies including StopWaste.Org (Alameda County Waste Management Authority), San Francisco Department of the Environment, Contra Costa County, City of San Jose and City of Palo Alto.

Alameda County’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance now requires all businesses and multi-family properties of five units or more, to have recycling and compostables collection service, and to sort materials properly. For more information go to to learn more.

Click image to download printable poster.

Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. and the City of Emeryville are working together to increase recycling participation and reduce materials destined to the landfill.

By practicing the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot - you can control the amount of waste generated or sent to landfill. Here are a few tips to help you reduce waste: 

Reduce: Buy in bulk to avoid individual packages or products with excessive packaging. Whatever you don’t recycle or reuse is trash. What is trash?

Reuse: Avoid the use of disposable or single-use utensils, napkins, paper towels, and other disposable products. Buy durable items that can be reused over and over again. 

Recycle: Close the loop on recycling and buy products made with recycled materials. Items identified as containing “post-consumer” materials are made from things you tossed in your recycling cart or bin! What is recyclable?

Rot: Place your garden cuttings and food scraps in your green waste cart to be composted. What is compostable?

About Waste Management
Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) is a community-based provider of waste, recycling and composting services. We are closing the loop on waste – turning food scraps and yard waste into compost, lumber debris into mulch and landfilled waste into bio-fuel. This clean-burning fuel helps to power our new collection vehicles in Emeryville. Working together, we can achieve the City of Emeryville’s diversion goals and Climate Action Plan.