A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.


Albany enjoys one of the highest waste diversion rates in the County! The City of Albany contracts with Waste Management of Northern California for residential and commercial garbage, recycling, and organics (food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant debris) collection service. You may contact them directly to set up or change service at 1 + (510) 613-8710.


Learn the what, where, why, and how of recycling, composting, and general waste reduction with our Recycling 101 Crash Course materials! 

Albany Residential Recycling Quiz

Residential Recycling Brochure

Waste Reduction Cheat Sheet

Zero-Waste Champion Checklist

Recycling 101 Presentation PowerPoint

Recording of Recycling 101 Presentation

Find out where to recycle anything!





  • Senior Discount Form: Seniors 62 years of age and older recieve a 20% discount on service.
  • Disabled Service Form: residents with an ongoing physical disability that prevents them from being able to wheel a cart curbside may qualify for an exemption to curbside service (carts will be serviced from location as designated by resident - typically side or backyard)
  • Micro Can Form: a 10-gallon micro can is available for trash for those generating very little trash

Service Guides

Waste Management Service Guide for Residential Customers
Waste Management Service Guide for Commercial and Multi-Family Customers

Waste Management Service Rates

The current rates for collection services can be found here. 

Residents may qualify for reduced garbage service levels including a 20-gallon or 10-gallon container at a reduced cost. Contact Waste Management of Alameda County for these service changes 1 + (510) 613-8710.

Contact Information

Service Provider Information:
Waste Management of Northern California
Phone: 1 +  (510) 613-8710

Recycling Questions:
1 + (877) STOPWASTE

City Information: 
City of Albany Community Development Department
Phone: 1 + (510) 528-5760