2021-22 Proposed Residential Solid Waste Collection Rates

Notice of Public Hearing
June 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
Council Chamber at City Hall
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA 

The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider all public comment in support of and in opposition to the proposed solid waste, organics and recycling rates increase for FY 2021-22 (i.e., July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).  At the close of the Public Hearing, if written protests have been submitted on behalf of a majority of the parcels subject to the proposed rates, the City Council will not adopt the proposed rates.

Public Hearing Notice and Protest Ballot

Proposed solid waste, organics and recycling rates for FY 2021-22

Proposed Single-Family Residential rates

Union City residential property owners pay for minimum curbside collection of garbage/organics and recycling through assessments which appear on the property owners annual property tax statement. The fees for standard service are based on weekly collection of a 35-gallon garbage cart, a 64-gallon recycling cart and a 96-gallon organics cart.

Annual Assessments for Single Family Households (3-cart weekly service)


2021/22 (Proposed) Annual Increase
Garbage/Organics/Storm Water $479.40 $11.88
Recycling $173.04 $4.32

The proposed Recycling assessment includes a $1.50 per month Recycling Processing Surcharge. The assessments equate to a combined $54.37 per month cost to Single-Family homeowners for weekly collection of the three (3) carts, or an increase of $1.35 per month compared to the current combined monthly rate for FY 2020-21. 

Proposed Parcelized Multi-Family Rates 

Parcelized Multi-Family properties (e.g., townhomes, condominiums) will pay for weekly collection of two (2) carts (i.e., garbage and recycling, not organics) based on the following proposed annual assessments.

Annual Assessments for Parcelized Multi-Family Households (2-cart weekly service)

  2021/22 (Proposed) Annual Increase
Garbage/Storm Water $321.36 $8.04
Recycling $173.04 $4.32

The proposed rate adjustments equate to a combined $41.20 per month cost to Parcelized Multi-Family homeowners, including the Recycling Processing Surcharge, and result in an increase of $1.03 per month compared to the current combined monthly rate for FY 2020-21.

The complete list of the proposed residential solid waste, organic waste and recycling rates is available for viewing by clicking on the following link:

Proposed solid waste, organics and recycling rates for FY 2021-22

For additional information regarding the proposed rate increase, contact the City Manager's Office @ (510) 675-5466 or CliffF@unioncity.org.