Residential Garbage & Recycling Service

San Leandro has two distinct geographic areas for garbage and recycling services. View a map of the service areas (PDF).

The following haulers provide residential garbage and recycling service to San Leandro residents:

Residential Carts

Proper Cart Set Out

  • Place carts at the curb by 6 am on collection day, leaving 3 feet between each cart.
  • Do not overload carts; lids must completely close. For occasional garbage overages, contact your service provider to purchase pre-paid tags/bags or to arrange additional service.
  • Household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, rechargeable, camera, watch, hearing aid, calculator and similar) can be recycled. Tape over the positive terminal on all batteries, place in a clear zipper-locked bag on top of your blue recycling cart on collection day.
  • Used Oil and BatteriesUsed motor oil and oil filters can be collected curbside on your service day. Contact your service provider request free 1-gallon jugs and filter bags. Set jugs and filters next to carts (not inside), ensuring tops are securely closed. Set out up to 2 jugs and 2 filter bags per pickup.

Missed Pick Up

If your garbage, recycling or organics cart was set out by 6 am and not collected, contact your service provider to report a missed pick up.

  • Alameda County Industries (ACI)
    Phone: 510-357-7282
  • Waste Management of Alameda County (WM)
    Phone: 510-613-8710

Holiday Schedule

Garbage and recycling collection service is not provided on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When a holiday falls on a weekday, service is delayed by one day. Regular service resumes on the next non-holiday week. On all other holidays, collection will occur on regular service days.

Service Provider Contact Information & Recycling Guides

Alameda County IndustriesAlameda County Industries (ACI)
610 Aladdin Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-357-7282
Alameda County Industries

San Leandro Residential Recycling GuideACI Recycling Guide
ACI Recycling Guide
Service for apartments and other multi-family complexes may vary. Call ACI for details.

Public Records Requests

For public records requests related to the City's franchise with ACI including contract requirements and current rates, please submit a Public Records Request Online.

Or view documents online through the City Clerk's Office.

Waste ManagementWaste Management of Alameda County
172- 98th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603
Phone: 510-613-8710
Waste Management of Alameda County

Waste Management Service GuideWaste Management Service Guides

Residential Garbage, Recycling, and Green Waste Services Guide

For questions or concerns about Waste Management services contracted by the Oro Loma Sanitary District, contact:
Oro Loma Sanitary District
2600 Grant Avenue
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Phone: 510-276-4700
Oro Loma Sanitary District

The City does not maintain public records related to the Franchise between the Oro Loma Sanitary District and Waste Management of Alameda County. For public records requests related to the Oro Loma Sanitary District's franchise, contact the Oro Loma Sanitary District.

On-Call Bulky Item Pick Up Program

The City of San Leandro's service providers offer annual cleanup services for bulky items. Residents may request a curbside collection of large items and up to two cubic yards of additional waste. The service is provided on a by-appointment basis. Call at least a month in advance.

On-Call Clean Up ProgramAlameda County Industries

Phone: 510-357-7282
Alameda County Industries

Customers will receive a 2 cubic yard bin for their materials.

Waste ManagementWaste Management of Alameda County

Phone: 510-613-8710

For more information visit: Oro Loma Sanitary District

Safe Medication & Sharps Disposal

Unused, unwanted or expired prescription or over the counter medications should never be flushed down the toilet or drain. Safe disposal of medications ensures that our local waterways and wildlife are protected.

Proper Packaging

Medications should be packaged correctly before dropping off at one of the sites. To properly package your medications:

  • Remove pills from the containers
  • Keep liquid medicines in their leak-proof containers
  • Remove ointment tubes from boxes
  • Remove all excess bags, cartons, and plastic wrap
  • Consolidate all loose pills, liquid medicine bottles and ointment tubes into a sealed Ziploc bag

Bag of PillsOintment Tubes Liquid Medicines in a Bag


California law prohibits the disposal of sharps in garbage, recycling and organics containers. It is important to properly dispose of sharps because they can cause injury and spread disease.

Place sharps, syringes, needles, auto injectors and lancets into a sealed FDA approved sharps container. FDA approved containers are available at most drug stores.

For a list of medication and sharps drop off locations in Alameda County, visit StopWaste's website.