Residential Services

In the City of Dublin, there are many waste management resources for residents. Go to the links below for services and information to assist in all residential waste management needs.
Solid Waste
Amador Valley Industries (AVI) currently offers weekly solid waste collection services for all residents in the City of Dublin. AVI ensures strict adherence to all environmental requirements and City ordinances. Please direct questions regarding rates, collection schedules, and related issues to Amador Valley Industries at 925-479-9545.

The City of Dublin is concerned about protecting the environment and acknowledges that recycling is important in creating a more sustainable environment for current and future generations. As a result, all single-family residences are provided with recycling containers and all apartment complexes have access to recycling services. Currently, residents may recycle glass, tin, most plastics, newspaper, mixed paper, aluminum cans, small household batteries (only in clear heavy-duty zip plastic bags). Recyclable materials are also picked-up weekly by AVI on the same day that solid waste is collected.
junk mail
aluminum foil
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Want to know more about recycling?
See the Alameda County recycling guide for more details.

You can also sell your CRV materials to a local buy-back center.

Organics Recycling
Did you know that food scraps and items like coffee filters can be put in your green waste bin for recycling? In addition to yard trimmings, wood waste, and food scraps, other things such as paper towels, pizza boxes, ice cream cartons, tea bags, and milk cartons can also be recycled. By recycling organics you can reduce landfill waste and improve the environment.
See theHow-To Brochurefor more details on how to participate in this program.
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coffee filters and grounds
plant debris
Want to try food recycling/composting at home?
To learn how to get started, Bay-Friendly Gardening offers helpful tips and discounted bins to store your compost items.

Some benefits of composting, as listed by the EPA are:
Composting can regenerate soil and reduce plant diseases.
Composting can reduce the need for fertilizers, pesticides and water.
Composting can reduce soil erosion.

Find out more from the EPA and what you can do, visit EPA.

FREE Large Item Services
As part of the minimum level of garbage service from AVI, Dublin residents are entitled to 3 annual on-call large item pick-ups per year (for condominium and apartments tenants, please contact your property manager as pick-ups may be different). These pick-ups are an ideal way for residents to dispose of any unwanted material that has been stored away or could not be thrown away as part of the regular garbage pickup. Please, no more than 7 cubic yards of material per pickup (additional fees will apply).

What is a large item?
Large items include such things as tires, refrigerators, computers, monitors, television, stereos, etc. For a complete list of acceptable items and rules which residents must follow, please consult the How-To Guide.

  • Call at least 3 days in advance: 925-479-9545.
  • Set material at the curb no more than 24 hours in advance.
  • Do not block the sidewalk or impede traffic.
  • Small items must be boxed or bagged in disposable containers.
  • Yard clippings must be bundled, boxed, or bagged.
  • Containers set on the curb will not be returned.
  • Do not use your garbage, recycling, or organics carts.
  • No dirt, rock, concrete, or hazardous materials.
  • No items weighing more 75 pounds, with the exception of furniture and appliances.
For more information on large item collection or to schedule a collection, please contact Amador Valley Industries at 925-479-9545.

Roll-off/Drop Box Services
Debris boxes that range from 6 to forty cubic yards are available for construction sites and home remodeling projects. This service is provided Monday through Friday. Please contact AVI for more information.