Recycling & Refuse

SB 1383 Requirements for Residents

Pleasanton residents must subscribe to and participate in the City’s garbage and recycling curbside collection service provided by Pleasanton Garbage Service. Residential garbage service includes a bundled service which includes your choice of a 35 or 96 gallon garbage cart (Black cart) along with a cart for food and plant waste (Green cart) and a cart for mixed recyclables (Blue cart). If you don't already have service or are missing containers, for Recycling or Food and Plant Waste contact Pleasanton Garbage Service by email or call 925-846-2042 

Residents must sort out their recyclables and food and plant waste from the trash. For a list of what goes where visit the RE:Source curbside guide.

Resources Available 

More Information

For more information about SB 1383 and the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance visit (English) or (Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese).

Technical Assistance

Free support is available to help you determine collection service needs, set up indoor color-coded and labeled bins, establish a food donation program, train staff and tenants, and provide other waste reduction support. To request free phone, virtual or in-person assistance, complete StopWaste’s request form at

Free Indoor Green Bins

To make separating food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant debris easier, StopWaste is offering free containers and lids for the indoor areas of businesses and common areas of multifamily properties. Up to $500 is available per approved site to choose from over 25 container and lid options, offered by two partner vendors. To apply, visit

Additional Resources

StopWaste offers free bin labels, a sign-maker tool, training videos, and other useful materials to help businesses and multifamily properties comply with the law. Request or download materials at Visit for information about the new law in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

recycling truckResidents often ask whether Pleasanton recycles. The answer is a resounding YES!