Curbside Collection of Garbage, Recyclables, Yard/Food Waste

Please call to report a missed collection or if your cart is
broken or missing and you need a replacement.
Republic Services (510) 657-3500 (Garbage Cart)
Tri-CED (510) 429-8030 (Recycling and Yard Waste Carts)

Remember, Union City's Municipal Code requires trash and recycling containers to be removed from the curb within 24 hours of service and stored in a location that is screened from public view, such as a fenced side yard, garage or other place not visible from the public right-of-way.

Collection Day

  • Garbage, Single Stream Recycling and Yard/Food Waste carts are serviced weekly.
  • Set out containers before 6:00 a.m.
  • Place containers in the street gutter, wheels against the curb
  • Carts should be 2 feet apart to allow for pickup by automated trucks
  • Carts should be at least 3 feet from parked vehicles
  • Remove carts from curb within 24 hours after collection
  • Store in a location screened from public view, such as behind a fence.

Holidays:
No service on New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If your trash service falls on or after a holiday, service will be delayed one day that week.

  1. Will carts be picked up from the side yard?
    Backyard or side yard collection is available for residents with disabilities. Call Allied Waste Customer Service at (510) 657-3500 for eligibility information.
  2. How early are collection trucks allowed to be in residential neighborhoods?
    Residential collection occurs between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.
  3. How early are collection trucks allowed to be in commercial areas?
    Commercial collection occurs between the hours of 3:30 am and 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday.
  4. How do I get rid of large items?
    Get rid of old furniture (couch, chair, dresser, cabinet, bookshelf, mattress) or appliances (refrigerator, washer, stove) by scheduling a FREE bulky item pickup. You may schedule two FREE pickups per year. Call Allied at 657-3500.

Portable basketball hoops
A big problem for drivers of residential collection trucks is access to containers on streets and cu-de-sacs which have portable basketball hoops on the street. Drivers have difficulty servicing homes on these streets and may not be able to empty containers that are placed too close to the hoops.

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