Waste and Recycling

  1. Waste Services ENGLISH
  2. Servicios de desechos ESPAÑOL

Residential Waste Services

All residential properties are required to have garbage, recycling and organics collection. In San Pablo, these services are provided by Republic Services. For questions regarding your service or bill, contact Republic Services at (510)262-1610 or visit Republic Services

Residents also have access to many free waste disposal options through the City and Republic Services. Click on the tab on the left, or the brochure to the right to learn more.
Waste flyer

Business and Multi-Family Waste Services

San Pablo businesses and multi-family properties are eligible to participate in the curbside recycling and organics programs and some are required to have service (see State Waste Laws section below). These services will allow businesses to decrease the amount of solid waste sent to the landfill.

Looking to part with unwanted stuff? For easy options to reuse, repair, and recycle just about anything search StopWaste's RE:Source guide here. 

Solid Waste Management

The City of San Pablo’s solid waste, recycling and composting services are provided by two agreements with Republic Services:

  1.  a collection franchise agreement (and amendments) managed by the City of San Pablo; and 
  2.  a post-collection agreement managed by the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (“RecycleMore”). RecycleMore is a joint exercise of powers authority representing west county municipalities.  

The collection franchise agreement includes the collection of trash, recyclables, compost, and bulky items from residents and businesses. The post-collection agreement includes transfer, transport, and disposal of solid waste, processing of recycling and green waste, operation of the Household Hazardous Waste facility, and education and outreach requirements.

State Waste Laws

NEW California State Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) requires:

  • All businesses, residents, and multi-family properties, to separate organic materials (such as plant debris, food waste, food soiled papers, untreated wood waste) and recyclable materials from trash, and either subscribe to the required collection services or self-haul to an appropriate facility for diversion.
  • For some businesses, recovery and donation of 20% of edible food waste that would otherwise be sent to landfills. For a list of Food Recovery Organizations who are available to collect surplus edible food in West Contra Costa County click here.

California State Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) requires recycling service for: Recycle Opens in new window

  • Businesses that generate 4+ cubic yards of trash each week
  • Multi-family properties with 5+ units 

Recycling service is included at no additional charge for most business accounts. 

California State Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) requires organic waste collection for:

  • Businesses that generate 4+ cubic yards of any type of waste each week
  • Multi-family properties with 5+ units

Organics service is included at no additional charge for most business accounts. 

Businesses and multi-family property owners with questions about the current waste laws and how they apply to their business or property can contact RecycleMore at (510)609-1215 or info@recyclemore.com. In addition, businesses and multi-family property owners can contact Republic Services at (510) 262-7140 or recyclingcoordinators@republicservices.com to request free indoor collection containers, posters/brochures, staff training on how to sort recycling and organics waste, and service recommendations.

 Additional Resources:

Trash Can
all in one recycling
organic waste recycling