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Livermore

Recycling

Livermore Sanitation (LSI) - 925-449-7300

  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
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  • Aerosol Can - Empty
    Must be completely empty, Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be dropped at an HHW Facility.
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
    Free of food and grease/oil, or it belongs in the trash.
  • Aseptic Packs
    Empty and drip-free, remove straws
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
    Empty, drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
    Remove covers as possible.
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Cardboard
    Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If dried out from rain, may go in recycling. If food-soiled, place in compost.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Envelopes - Paper
    Clear, plastic windows okay.
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
    Remove electronic/musical element for reuse or ewaste. Recycle the paper card when free of plastic and/or metallic decoration (trash).
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out
    Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
  • Magazines
    Collect good condition magazines to donate to teachers, libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms, friends & family.
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Newspaper
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    Paint cans must be empty and dry, remove lids. No paint bucket, those go into the trash.
  • Paper
    Covered in tape and paint? Then put it in the trash.
  • Paper - Shredded
    Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
    Empty and drip free
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
    Consider collecting for reuse art and craft projects.
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Empty and drip-free rigid plastics over 4" may go in the recycling. Other plastic packaging may go in the trash. Some brands offer take back of packaging for recycling.
  • Phonebooks
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
    4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
    Wipe or rinse clean. Drip-free. Commercial size okay. Pill bottles= Garbage
  • Plastic Wide Mouth Container
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Scrap Metal
    Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
    Poor, damaged condition metal and plastics 1&2 bottles. Recycle Donate clean, dry good condition bottles.
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

Organics

Livermore Sanitation (LSI) - 925-449-7300

  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
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  • Cardboard - Waxed
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
    Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility. We now take 1-gallon of cooking oil in orginal screw top plastic jug at curb per week.
  • Corks - Natural
    Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
    Food or cracked-egg soiled cartons.
  • Facial Tissues - Used
    At Schools they are told to put into trash
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
    Used/food-soiled.
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
    Consider washing for reuse, or collecting enough reusables for events with family and friends.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Poor condition. Collect, fold, and save good condition tissue paper for reuse.
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
    Was told that human hair that’s treated is not compostable?
  • Manure
    Not horse manure, that is garbage
  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
    Scrape or place food in the compost. Determine and place empty, drip/food free packaging in proper bin.
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
    Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
  • Paper Bags
    Collect good condition for reuse
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
    Shavings from clean, unpainted or stained wood.
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Straw/Hay
    Offer portions or bales to local gardeners or farms.
  • Tea Bags
    Nylon mesh tea bags, free of tea leaves, belong in the trash.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
    Wax paper only. Parchment and Freezer Paper are coated in plastic (silicone) and belong in the garbage.
  • Wood - Logs
  • Wood - Untreated
    Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
    Clean wood pieces free of paint or chemicals, cut to fit in the cart or bin.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    If your trimmings are too much for your bin, let them dry out a few days or wait until next pick up as the volume decreases over time.

Garbage

Livermore Sanitation (LSI) - 925-449-7300

  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
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  • 6-Pack Rings
  • ABS Plastic
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
    Farm quantity may have recycling options.
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
    Cold ashes.
  • Auto Glass
    Damaged, broken condition.
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
  • Balloons - Used
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
    Loose plastic jams recycling equipment. Accepted clean and dry in bag-of-bags grocery store drop-off.
  • Bubble Wrap
    Loose bubble wrap jams recycling equipment. Consider collecting for future reuse or donation. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bubble wrap jams recycling equipment. Consider collecting for future reuse or donation.
  • Burlap
    Poor, damaged condition. Collect, save, and offer for reuse in your community.
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
  • Child Car Seats - Working/Non-Expired/Accident Free
    Can't donate any car seats
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
    Do not flush. Wipes are made from plastic resins, do not degrade in compost, and clog pipes.
  • Clothes Hangers - Metal - Working
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition beyond repair or recycling.
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
    Compost coffee grounds. Consider investing in a reusable coffee pod.
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
    Empty coffee or tea grounds in the compost first. Consider investing in reusable pods.
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Corks - Plastic/Synthetic
  • Dead Animals
    Contact your Vet or animal shelter for dogs and cats. Contact local animal control (e.g. deer, neighbors pet, injured or entrapped/tangled animal) or large livestock.
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
  • Foam Padding
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
    Consider washing for reuse, or collecting enough reusables for events with family and friends.
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Houseware - Non-working
  • Jewelry - Non-working
  • Keys
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lab Plastics - Used
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
    These do not contain mercury and are not recyclable.
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Broken, damaged, or unable to be donated
  • Metal Bottle Caps
    These lined with plastic and are too small to be captured by recycling equipment. Consider collecting for reuse projects.
  • Metal Jar Lids
    These lined with plastic and are too small to be captured by recycling equipment. Consider collecting for reuse projects.
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Nail polish - Empty
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
    Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Remove nails and fit into cart or bin.
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
    Empty and free of food and crumbs.
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Pet Waste
    Even bags of poop in "compostable" bags belong in the trash. Pet waste from vegetarian pets (i.e. rodents, bunnies, hamsters) and bedding may go in the compost.
  • Photographs
    Photographic paper is not recyclable.
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Plant Pots - Broken
  • Plant Pots - Ceramic
    Broken, damaged condition. Some folks use these pieces at the bottom of other plant pots to increase drainage.
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
    Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
  • Plastic Bags
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Plastic Bucket
    Empty and drip-free.
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
    Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
  • Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
    Single-use, disposable straws or damaged silicone straws.
  • Plastic Tarps
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Plate Glass
    Broken, damaged.
  • Plexiglass
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
    Cotton filling may go into the compost. Consider reuse of both materials if in good condition (e.g. pet bed).
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
  • Pots & Pans - Non-working
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
  • PVC
    Scrap pieces.
  • Radios - Non-working
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Records
    Broken, damaged condition.
  • Reusable Bags
    Donate if clean and in good condition.
  • Rigid Plastics
    Unless they are a bottle, jug, or tub #1 -#7, they are trash
  • Rubber Bands
    Consider collecting, ceaning, and donating to local farms for reuse.
  • Rubber Items
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
    Any wood waste from wood with glues and adhesives belongs in the trash.
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
    Unusable condition by others.
  • Shower Curtain Liners - Non-working
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment - Used
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
    Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
    Empty and free of food
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
    Damaged, broken condition. Return to local market for reuse.
  • Stuffed Animals
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Styrofoam Sheets
  • Tape - Used
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
    Teachers often accept balls with no bounce to cut and place on the bottom of their chairs.
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
  • Tires - Bicycle
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
    Pieces 4" and larger. Consider posting online pieces as replacement parts for others who may be missing pieces or parts you have.
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Tyvek
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
    Used condition.
  • Water Filters
  • Wigs
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Window Screens
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Wood - Painted
    Cut to fit in cart or bin such that lid closes.
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
    Damaged, torn condition.

Additional Curbside Services:

Special Items

These items are eligible for curbside pickup, but should not be placed inside any of your bins. Please see notes for pickup details.

  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    Single Family Service - Household batteries can be put into a sealed clear bag & placed on top of the Recycling cart on collection day. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
  • Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
    Single Family Service - Household batteries can be put into a sealed clear bag & placed on top of the Recycling cart on collection day. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
    Single Family Service - Cell phones can be put into a sealed clear bag & placed on top of the Recycling cart on collection day.
  • Christmas Trees
    See hauler website for timing of whole tree from curb next to carts. Clean trees may be cut to fit in organic cart or bin. Remove all décor, tinsel, stands, and lights. Flocked trees belong in the garbage.
  • Clothing - Children's
    During the first week of every quarter (January, April, July, October), gently used clothing will be collected and donated to a local charity. Clothing should be placed in a tightly tied clear bag Next to the Recyclables cart.
  • Clothing - Good Condition
    During the first week of every quarter (January, April, July, October), gently used clothing will be collected and donated to a local charity. Clothing should be placed in a tightly tied clear bag Next to the Recyclables cart.
  • Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
    During the first week of every quarter (January, April, July, October), gently used clothing will be collected and donated to a local charity. Clothing should be placed in a tightly tied clear bag Next to the Recyclables cart.
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
    During the first week of every quarter (January, April, July, October), gently used clothing will be collected and donated to a local charity. Clothing should be placed in a tightly tied clear bag Next to the Recyclables cart.
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
    Desktop speakers, keyboards, mice & modems are accepted in the Recycle cart. Remove batteries from e-waste place into sealed bag and place on top of your recycle cart on service day or can drop-off at HHW Facilities.
  • Motor Oil
    Single Family Service - Place full sealed jug on the curb next to your Recycling cart on collection day. Ask hauler for sealable 1-gal jugs, can place up to 2 per week.
  • Oil Filters
    Single Family Service - Place bag on the curb next to your Recycling cart on collection day. Call hauler for sealable bag.
  • Textiles - Good Condition/Size
    Use 4 x year pick-up. Place in clear bags at the curb 1st week of each quarter.

Bulky Pickup

Residents contact hauler for details and scheduling. Livermore Bulky Guidelines

Livermore Sanitation (LSI), 925-449-7300

  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Bicycle - Non-working
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
  • Computers - Non-working
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
  • Dental Chair - Non-working
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
  • Electronics - Non-working
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
  • Freezer - Non-working
  • Furniture - Non-working
  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
  • Garage Doors - Non-working
  • Hot Tub & Accessories - Non-working
    If too large, not acceptable, self haul
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
  • Luggage - Non-working
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Microwave - Non-working
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
  • Office chairs - Non-working
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
    If under 150 lbs.
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
  • Small Engines - Non-working
  • Solar Panels - Non-working
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
  • Television - Non-working
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
  • Tires
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working
  • Trash Compactor
  • Typewriters - Non-working
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
  • Video Projectors - Non-working
  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
  • Water Heaters - Non-working

Debris Box / C&D Service

Contact hauler for details and fees.  C&D Requirements

Livermore Sanitation (LSI), 925-449-7300

  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Bricks - Broken
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Padding
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Concrete
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Drywall
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
  • Flooring - Non-working
  • Insulation - Used
  • Lava Rock
  • Metal Pipe
  • Mixed Debris
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
  • Pallets - Wooden - Working
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
  • Roofing Materials - Reclaimed
  • Sand
  • Soil - Clean
  • Tile

For Businesses

Recycling and composting are mandatory for most businesses, institutions and multi-family properties (5+ units) in Alameda County. Some exceptions apply for organizations that generate minimal amounts of compostable materials (organics). For more information and free resources such as indoor green bins, stickers to label bins, and a sign maker tool, visit www.recyclingrulesac.org.

Illegal Dumping Information:

Report trash and debirs through Livermore Sanitation or by calling (925) 449-7300.  Items dumped on public property may also be reported through the Livermore Neighborhood Preservation by calling (925) 960-4444.

Report dumping along the freeways and off-ramps to CalTrans noting the Situation Type as Litter - Trash & Debris. For railroad right-of-ways locations, report to Union Pacific online or by phone 1-888-877-7267. 

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