Trash & Recycling Services in Pleasant Hill
Trash and Recycling services in Pleasant Hill are managed by Republic Services. For detailed information about these services, please visit the Republic Services website.
If you need to request service from Republic Services, please call the customer service line at (925) 685-4711. If your request for service is not met in a timely manner or you have a complaint regarding service, please call the City's Maintenance Superintendent at (925) 671-5244.
2023 Rates - Commercial
A 4.77% rate increase went into effect on January 1, 2023, per the new agreement with Republic Services. Based on that increase, the rates would be as follows for residential customers.
2023 Rates - Residential
Residential Residential Senior
20 gallon $27.52 $24.84
32 gallon $31.66 $28.60
64 gallon $42.77 $38.61
96 gallon $63.61 $57.41
See below regarding the franchise agreement’s language:
5.06 Adjustments to Service Rates.
a. Adjustments to Service Rates using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Water and Sewer and Trash Collection Services (CPI). Beginning on January 1, 2022, and annually thereafter, Contractor will receive, an annual adjustment to the maximum service rates (including contamination and other service related charges) set forth in Exhibit B to this Agreement, based on inflating or deflating the then existing rates by a percentage equal to the most recent 12 month average annual change of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Water and Sewer and Trash Collection Services, U.S. city average as published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CPI rate increase shall not exceed 4% in any year.
Effective January 1, 2022, all rates shall be increased 3.19% in addition to any other rate increase allowed by this agreement. Effective January 1, 2022 and each January 1st of subsequent years in this Agreement, all rates will be increased by 0.77% in addition to any other rate increase allowed by this agreement to pay for the cost of replacing all Carts in 2027. The rate increases described in this section will be added to the CPI rate increase for the given year, with only the CPI rate increase and not the total increase subject to the four percent cap.
How do I recycle of dispose of....
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Electronic Waste
- Prescription Medication
- Sharps (needles)
- Miscellaneous recycling items
Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Recycling service in Pleasant Hill is mandatory for commercial business and multi-family complexes, per City Ordinance. When you set up garbage service, you MUST also set up recycling service. The cost of recycling service is included in your garbage rate and so is available at no extra charge. We encourage you to request as much recycling service as you need, with no increase in your garbage bill. Please call Republic Services Recycling Coordinator, at (925) 671-5806 if you have any questions about the program. Republic Services can provide free waste audits, information for tenants, and indoor recycling receptacles.
Solid Waste Ordinance
The City’s Solid Waste and Recycling Program manages the City’s Solid Waste Ordinance and the City’s waste hauling franchise with Republic Services. The program also develops programs for diversion from the landfills, and recycling grants for used motor oil, and beverage containers. Each year the City obtains grant funds from the State to encourage and promote recycling of used motor oil and beverage containers.
Agreement for Collection Services
- 2021 Amended and Restated Agreement for Collection Services
- 2012 Amended and Restated Agreement for Collection Services
- 1st Amendment to 2012 Agreement for Collection Services
If you have any questions about the City’s Solid Waste Program, please contact the City's Maintenance Superintendent at (925) 671-5244.
- Residential & Commercial Rates
- Electronic (E-Waste) Recycling
- Green Pleasant Hill - Page with links to other partners and agencies promoting environmental issues and waste reduction
- Recycling Drop-off locations in Contra Costa
- Green Business Resource Guide