City Closures and Impacted Services

Non-Essential Services Suspended; Essential & Public Safety Services Continue

City Hall and all other City facilities are closed during the Stay at Home Order; there have been temporary cutbacks to most City services. 

Getting Around During Coronavirus

Effective March 31: AC Transit will begin operating a modified service schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although similar to the existing Sunday service, arrival times will differ from it.
  • Local service:
    - Many lines will operate with minor time changes from the Sunday schedule.
    - Weekday-only lines will not operate, including supplemental service.
  • Transbay service:
    - Lines F, NL, O, and 800 will continue operations.
    - Weekday-only Transbay lines will not operate.
  • All Nighter service:
    - Lines 800 and 801 will operate hourly.
    - Line 1 will operate hourly between midnight and 5:00 a.m.
  • Trip Planning: Updated schedules and printable PDF timetables will be available on the website. Bus location and departure predictions will not be available after this change takes effect. The following systems will again show bus predictions after several days, when AC Transit's systems are updated:
    - ACT RealTime
    - Google Maps
    - Other third-party websites and mobile apps
    - 511 predictions
    - Electronic signs in bus shelters and at BART stations. 
Stay informed by checking updates on, follow AC Transit on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for line-specific alerts.

Other transportation updates:
  • There are significant changes to BART’s schedule. Check their website to learn about new operating hours and how to stay informed on changes. 
  • Union City Paratransit is operating regular hours and is only providing service for ADA Paratransit Plus trips (non-ADA Paratransit Plus trips are suspended).
    • Union City Transit Information – 510.471.1411
    • Union City Paratransit Reservations – 510.476.1500
    • Online Information:
  • AC Transit is not charging fare and has implemented restrictions. Go to to learn more. 
  • Dumbarton Express is not charging fare and has implemented restrictions. Go to to learn more.

Garbage & Recycling Services 

Except for a few changes, Republic Services and Tri-CED Community Recycling continue to provide Union City residents and businesses with regular garbage, recycling, and organics services. Please ensure containers are accessible for pick-up on the normal weekly service day.

Temporary Changes:

  • Bulky item collection suspended: Republic Services has temporarily suspended bulky or large item collection. Customers who had a bulky event scheduled will be contacted directly by the Republic.
  • Motor oil and batteries: Tri-CED has temporarily suspended the collection of any material not placed in carts. This includes collection of oil jugs, filers and battery bags, extra cardboard, and exchanges of carts.
  • Service schedule: Garbage, recycling, and organics collection vehicles may service your containers earlier or later than your usual time. This allows the haulers to stagger route start times in order to limit the number of employees gathering and deploying at any one time. Please keep your containers out from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. on your regular collection day until they are serviced.
  • Businesses may contact Republic Services or Tri-CED (contacts below) to temporarily suspend account services due to no current waste being generated onsite during the Shelter in Place Order or make other service adjustments.
  • Tri-CED's Buy Back Recycling Center at 33377 Western Ave, Union City is open during regular business hours for those that need to recycle cans and bottles. Please exercise social distancing while at the recycling center.
  • Offices: Republic Services and Tri-CED front offices are closed to walk-in customers. However, customer service representatives are still available and ready to assist. Union City Recycles is also operating remotely at this time. Where to go for questions:

Union City Recycles
Call 510.675.5466 or 510.675.5353

Republic Services

For garbage services; commercial recycling/organics bin & debris boxes call 510.657.3500, email or go to

Tri-CED Community Recycling

For recycling and organics cart services call 510.429.8030, email or go to