Trash & Recycling Services in Pleasant Hill


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 Community Relations Manager at  (925) 671-5229. 

For a complete listing of all residential trash and recycling services provided by Republic Services, you can download or view the Customer Service Guide (5mb pdf file). 

Program Highlights

All residential customers are entitled to THREE free on-call recycling pickups per year. You may recycle compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and household batteries curbside by placing in a ziplock bag on your brown recycling cart.

Do NOT place batteries, CFLs, hazardous waste, medical sharps (needles), yard waste or any recyclables in your blue garbage cart.

Residents can schedule TWO free extra trash pickups per year of up to two cubic yards each time.

Bulky Items - residents are entitled to TWO free bulky items pickups per year. This may include appliances, electronics, tires, and furniture. See the CS Guide for more details.

In addition, Spring CleanUp Week is Monday, June 10 through Friday June 14. Your extra pickup is on your regular garbage pickup day. 

Food waste can be placed in the green cart for composting. All types of food are accepted. Food waste kitchen pails are available free to residents. Contact the Republic Services recycling coordinator at 925-671-5806.

How do I recycle of dispose of....
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 Anne Baker, Recycling Coordinator, at (925) 671-5806 if you have any questions about the program. Anne can provide free waste audits, information for tenants, and indoor recycling receptacles.

Commercial Rates Table
Additional information on commercial recycling.

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 ServicesThe 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.

If you have any questions about the City’s Solid Waste Program, please contact the City's Community Relations Manager at (925) 671-5229.