2022-23 Proposed Residential Landfill, Compost and Recycling Rates

Notice of Public Hearing
June 14, 2022 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 landfill (garbage), compost (organics) and recycling rates increase for FY 2022-23.  At the end 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 FY 2022-23 landfill, compost and recycling collection services rates

Proposed Single Family Residential Rates

Union City residential property owners pay for minimum curbside collection of landfill (garbage), compost (organics) and recycling by way of assessments which appear on the annual property tax statement. The fees for basic service are based on weekly servicing of a 35-gal landfill cart, a 64-gal recycling cart and a 96-gal compost cart.

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


2022/23 (Proposed) Annual Increase
Refuse/Organics/Storm Water $486.84 $7.44
Recycling $189.60 $16.56

The proposed Recycling assessment includes a $2.00 per month Recycling Processing Surcharge. Combined the assessments equate to a combined $56.37 per month cost to single family homeowners for weekly servicing of the three (3) carts, or an increase of $2.00 per month compared to the combined monthly rate for FY 2021-22.

Proposed Parcelized Multi-Family Rates 

Parcelized Multi-Family properties (townhomes, condominiums) will pay for servicing of two (2) carts (no organics) based on the following proposed annual assessments.

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

  2022/23 (Proposed) Annual Increase
Landfill (Garbage)/Storm Water $326.40 $5.04
Recycling $189.60 $16.56

The proposed rate adjustments equate to a combined $43.00 per month cost to parcelized multi-family homeowners, including the Recycling Processing Surcharge, and result in an increase of $1.80 per month compared to the combined monthly rate for FY 2021-22.

The complete list of the proposed residential landfill (garbage), compost (organics) and recycling rates for FY 2022-23 is available for viewing by clicking on the following link:

Proposed FY 2022-23 landfill, compost and recycling collection services rates

The complete list of the current residential landfill (garbage), compost (organics) and recycling rates for FY 2021-22 is available for viewing by clicking on the following link:

Current FY 2021-22 landfill, compost and recycling collection services rates

For additional information regarding the proposed rate increase, contact Cliff Feldman at (510) 675-5466 or CliffF@unioncity.org