Solid Waste & Recycling

Please view the helpful links in the menu to the left, as well as information below to assist in your waste management needs. The management of solid waste is a matter of great importance to the City and its residents. Public health and safety requires that the collection, transportation, and disposal of solid waste be controlled and regulated as part of a comprehensive system. The City seeks to guarantee a readily available solid waste disposal system that:
  • Is reliable, clean, and economical
  • Reduces the harboring and breeding of rodents and insects, thereby decreasing the spread of disease
  • Prevents pollution and unhealthy degradation of the environment
The City achieves these goals through the award of an exclusive solid waste franchise. This guarantees that all residents receive reliable collection services at a reasonable rate by requiring minimum performance standards as conditions of the franchise. Currently, Amador Valley Industries (AVI) holds the Solid Waste Collection franchise for the City of Dublin. AVI ensures strict adherence to all environmental requirements and City ordinances. Any questions regarding rates, collection schedules, and related issues should be directed to Amador Valley Industries.

The City of Dublin has an aggressive and comprehensive recycling program. All single-family residences are provided with recycling containers. All apartment complexes and businesses within the City have access to collection bins, as well. Currently, residents and businesses may recycle glass, tin, most plastics, newspaper, mixed paper, aluminum cans, small household batteries (only in clear heavy-duty zip plastic bags), and organics. Recyclable materials are also picked-up weekly by AVI on the same day that solid waste is collected.

Why is recycling important?
  • Each year the average American produces 1,609 pounds of waste. By recycling, composting and reuse you can cut that waste stream by up to 75%
  • It takes 390 gallons of oil to produce a ton of paper (about 11,500 pages).
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees and 7000 gallons of water.
  • Glass bottles stay in landfills for a million years.
  • Recycling 1 ton of glass saves the equivalent of 10 gallons of oil.
  • Recycling creates 5 jobs for every 1000 tons, while landfill only creates 2.5.
  • Each year recycling in California:
    • Saves enough energy to power 1.4 million homes
    • Saves 14 million trees
    • Reduces greenhouse gas emission to the equivalent of removing 3.8 million passenger cars off the road
Holiday Schedule for AVI
For all services the following holidays will be observed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. If your pickup day falls on one of these holidays, service will be delayed by 1 day for the rest of the week through Saturday.