Rates for Recycling & Garbage

Most Union City households pay for basic curbside garbage and recycling services through assessments that appear on a homeowner's property tax statement. Basic service is the weekly collection of a 35-gallon garbage cart, a 64-gallon recycling cart and a 96-gallon organics cart. Parcelized multi-family customers do not receive organics cart service and as a result are assessed at a lower rate.

Basic Single-Family Household Residential Rates for Curbside Collection Services (Monthly)

Refuse and Yard Waste
Storm Water Utility
Recycling Rate Total
$31.62 $4.06 $13.01 $48.69
Annual totals: 
  • $584.28 
    • Refuse and Yard Waste: $379.43*
    • Storm Water: $48.73
    • Recycling: $156.12

Basic Parcelized Multi-Family Residential Rates for Curbside Collection Services (Monthly)

Refuse and Yard Waste
Storm Water Utility
Recycling Rate Total
$21.19 $2.72 $13.01 $36.92
Annual totals: 
  • $443.04
    • Refuse and Yard Waste: $254.26*
    • Storm Water: $32.66
    • Recycling: $156.12
* Annual benchmark service fee ($1.78) included

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Request a smaller garbage cart
If you request a 20-gallon garbage carts you will receive a refund at the end of the rate year. To order a smaller cart, call Republic Services @ (510) 657-3500.

Start a new service
Just moved to a new home? Need to start garbage and recycle service? Call (510) 657-3500.