Single Stream Recycling and Organics carts are serviced weekly.
No service on New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Christmas. If your trash service falls on or after a holiday, service will be delayed one day that week.
Single Stream recycling simplifies recycling because all recyclable materials are mixed together in one container. Single Stream recycling is so easy, the number of people who recycle increases; therefore, the pounds of recycled materials collected also increases. Union City homeowners pay for curbside collection through assessments which appear on their annual property tax statement.
For more information about single stream recycling, please call Tri-CED Community Recycling at (510) 429-8030.
It is very important to the success of the City of Union City’s recycling programs that residents place only the correct items in the recycling cart.
Only place recyclable materials into your recycling container!
Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your GREY container! Carts with unacceptable material will not be serviced.
Tri-CED offers 3 sizes of recycling carts. A 64-gallon cart is the standard for single family households. You may request a smaller (32-gallon) or larger (96-gallon) recycling cart. To order a new cart, call Tri-CED at (510) 429-8030.
Backyard or side yard collection is available for residents with disabilities. Call Republic Services Customer Service at (510) 657-3500 for eligibility information.
Current rates for solid waste and recycling services are listed on the City of Union City website.
Motor oil and anti-freeze not properly disposed of can pollute groundwater, harm San Francisco Bay and place people and pets at risk. You should never pour used oil or anti-freeze on the ground or down a storm drain, nor should it be placed in refuse or recycling containers.
Free containers for recycling use motor oil and filters are available to all Hayward residents. Please all Tri-CED at (510) 429-8030 for special oil containers and bags for your oil filters. You may place a maximum of two fully sealed, one-gallon plastic containers of uncontaminated (meaning not mixed) used motor oil at curbside on your designated pick-up day.
The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program also will accept a maximum of five gallons of used motor oil, filters anti-freeze and batteries. When recycling a used oil filter, be sure to drain it first, place it in a leak proof, tightly sealed plastic bag. Help avoid contamination by not mixing used motor oil with any other automotive products such as gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, and cleaners.
2091 West Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
(800) 606-6606 or (510) 670-6460
41149 Boyce Rd.,
Fremont, CA 94538
(800) 606-6606 or (510) 252-0500
Batteries are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials contained within. For this reason, all batteries must be recycled, or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler, or an authorized recycling facility. Used batteries have enough remaining voltage to cause a fire, leak or explosion if not handled properly. Never burn or dispose f batteries in the trash. Please call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program at (800) 606-6606 for more information on disposal of batteries and other household hazardous waste.
Please call Tri-CED at (510) 429-8030 to request a clear plastic zip-lock bag for battery and cell phone recycling.
Recycling batteries helps protect the environment!
Recycling greens is essential to lengthening the life of the landfill. In fact, over three cubic yards of landfill are saved for every ton of greens recycled!
We accept all food scraps, soiled paper, and plants in the green composting bin.
Only place materials accepted for composting in your compost bin!
Please do not place the following materials into your green container! Carts with unacceptable material will not be serviced.
Food scraps and food-soiled paper is heavy and bulky, making up a large portion of the residential waste stream. Keeping this material out of our landfill and converting it into compost will help us reduce waste. Kitchen pails were provided to Union City residents for the convenient collection of food scraps. For your free food scrap container, contact Tri-CED Community Recycling at (510) 429-8030.
To thank Union City residents for participating in the food scrap and yard waste program, Tri-CED Community Recycling, the City of Union City and Allied Waste Services sponsor an annual Compost Giveaway! Food scraps and yard trimmings taken from green carts are carefully composted to produce a dark, nutrient-rich soil amendment that plants and crops just love! So keep up the good work and look out for information on the annual Compost Giveway in your mail box.
After all the presents are open and the lights and ornaments are packed away, remember that your holiday tree still as one more use it can fulfill. Turn it into compost! Tri-CED will collect holiday trees during the month of January.
On collection day, simply set your tree at the curb or place inside the green organics cart. Trees will be taken to a compost facility to be turned into beneficial mulch and compost!
Please prepare your tree for collection by following these simple guidelines: