Commercial Collection Program & Services

All commercial businesses in the City of Union City are required to have weekly recycle, compost, and landfill (garbage) collection service provided by Republic Services and/or Tri-CED Community Recycling, the City’s exclusive franchise haulers.

Mandatory recycle, compost, and landfill collection requirements help the City provide businesses with dependable and professional collection services, discourage illegal dumping activity, and contribute to a safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable community. 

To learn more about California's Organics Reduction and Recycling Law (Senate Bill 1383), which took effect on January 1, 2022 and is implemented in Union City under Municipal Code Chapter 7.24, click here. 

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General Collection Guidelines

Your business will be serviced on the same day(s) each week unless the service day(s) falls on an observed holiday, which include Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Learn more about the Holiday Collection Schedule  appears to be an empty link with target here. 

Please follow these guidelines to ensure clean and efficient collection service: 

  • Place containers out by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled service day.
  • Lids must close completely. Do not overload your containers.  
  • Leave 2 feet between containers and any other obstacles.
  • Keep containers out of bike lanes and public rights-of-way.
  • Containers should be out for service no earlier than twelve hours before your scheduled service day. Containers must be returned to the storage area on your property by midnight on your collection service day. Store containers out of public view all other times.
  • Properly sort materials to comply with State and City regulations. Recycle and compost bins/carts containing prohibited materials may result in additional collection service fees.
  • Overflow materials will not be collected. If you have extra landfill materials, contact Republic Services at (510) 657-3500 to schedule additional on-call service or to increase your service level. to purchase an "overage" bag, which includes the cost of disposal.

Have a Collection Program Question or Request?

Commercial businesses should contact Republic Services for assistance with service-related questions and requests such as how to start collection services and determine optimal service levels to fit your business needs. 

Recycling specialists at Republic Services and Tri-CED Community Recycling are available to provide free technical assistance to help your business start or improve its recycle and/or compost collection program, comply with State and local recycling regulations, implement waste reduction practices, and realize potential cost savings. Contact your haulers today to request free technical assistance!

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Tri-CED Community Recycling

  • Phone: (510) 429-8030
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  • Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Buy Back Recycling Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

When in doubt, find out! Visit our Commercial Publications & Resources page to learn more about waste prevention, proper sorting, and other available programs and services. For more information about Union City's curbside collection program, call Union City Recycles at (510) 675-5433.

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