Petaluma

Single Family Homes

Residents may choose from 20, 32, 64, or 96-gallon garbage carts. The cost of your service is based on the size of your garbage cart. The smaller your garbage cart, the less cost. The blue cart is for recycling and the green cart is for yard waste and food scraps (compost).

Garbage collection begins early in the morning, so it is important that your cart be at the curb the night before to assure your collection is not missed. View information on cart placement. If you have extra garbage, call us at least one-day before your regular collection day to schedule extra collection service. There is an added charge for extra garbage. When you notify us in advance that you have extra garbage, you may use 32-gallon plastic bags for extra garbage. Loose material will not be collected.

We provide weekly curbside collection for garbage, recyclables, and compost.  Residential rates are based off of the size of your garbage cart.  Recycling service is free of charge.

Effective 7/1/2017

Can Service 20 gal 32 gal 64 gal 96 gal Bags
Residential Rates 9.75 17.26 32.73 53.99
Lifeline Rates 7.29 12.95 24.53
Extra Pick Ups 2.43 4.31 8.18 13.50 4.31
Extra Can Services
Lock Service 12.86 per lock/month
Pushout Charge 21.22 per 25’/month
Lock & Push 21.22 per month
Lock Installation 189.08 per install
Container Cleaning 64.30 per bin/can
Cart Replacement 12.86 / 1 replacement per year
Extra Yard Waste Can 13.99 per can after 2
Bulky Item Pickup of 2 Items under 100 lbs. 35.39
Freon Items 35.39 each
Cleanup Bins 7 Days
1.5 yd 128.17
2 yd 150.57
3 yd 201.47
Foodwaste 151.10
4 yd 221.36
6 yd 302.93
Bin Service 1/wk 2/wk 3/wk 4/wk 5/wk 6/wk Extra Pickups
1.5 yd 256.35 422.77 602.64 731.68 1,013.86 1,234.68 64.09
1.5 yd (Foodwaste) 192.26 317.07 451.97 548.76 760.38 926.02
2 yd 301.16 511.07 712.79 1,037.75 1,323.28 1,419.90 75.29
2 yd (Foodwaste) 225.87 383.30 534.61 778.32 992.47 1,062.27
3 yd 402.95 692.62 1,139.30 1,536.98 1,951.28 2,394.11 100.74
4 yd 442.71 852.44 1,282.84 1,741.03 2,220.81 2,721.44 110.69
6 yd (no wheels) 605.88 1,030.36 1,601.12 2,172.92 2,772.19 3,558.89 151.48
Extra Bin Services
Overflowed Bins 55.69 per yard
Return Trip Charge 18.26 per trip
Contaminated Food, Recycle or Yard Waste Bin 64.87 per yard + $21.25
Replacement Bin 146.04 / 1 replacement per year
Cleaning of Foodwaste Bin after 1/year 55.32

The size of your cart depends on you and your family’s needs. Super recyclers or small families may be able to reduce their waste and subscribe to the 20 gallon service.

Please do not over-stuff or compact the cart, as all of the material may not be released into the truck.

Note that cart sizes are also available for commercial customers as well.

Volume Typical weekly garbage needs for households Dimensions
20 gallon 1-2 people who use one (1) kitchen sized garbage bag per week. 24″L x 20″W x 35″H
32 gallon 3-4 people who use approximately (2) kitchen sized garbage bags per week. 25″L x 20″W x 39″H
64 gallon 5-8 people who use approximately four (4) kitchen sized garbage bags per week. 32″L x 25″W x 42″H
96 gallon 9-12 people who use five (5) or more kitchen sized bags of garbage per week. 36″L x 30″W x 44″H

 

**Please note that not all carts have the same dimensions. Dimensions listed above are estimates only. Cart sizes may not be available in all areas.