Alameda County Industries
City of Alameda

On-Call Clean Up Program

Clean Up is in the Bag!
ACI will deliver a 2-cubic yard (4’x4’x4’) bag to your residence.
Open the bag in the street curbside. THE BAG MUST BE AT CURB FOR COLLECTION.
(When full, it may be too heavy to move.) Make sure the straps are on the OUTSIDE of the bag.
Commonly disposed of items include: books, toys, clothing, housewares, packaging materials (Styrofoam blocks, large boxes), wood (not painted, stained or treated.) & yard trimmings. All items must fit within the bag and not protrude.
Out of the Bag…
Bulky Items: Set out up to three items next to the bag. Acceptable items include: mattresses, furniture, appliances, exercise equipment and more. Refrigerator or freezer doors must be removed or taped shut. One of your bulky items can be electronic waste. Computers, printers, televisions, large microwaves and similar items are acceptable. Place small e-waste in a discardable box or bag before setting next to the clean up bag.
Household Batteries: Place alkaline and lithium batteries in a clear, zipper- locked bag next to the bag but not in the gutter. Please tape terminals on all lithium, 6-volt and 9-volt alkaline batteries.
Please Note…
Scrap Metal: Items (less than 30lbs.) can also be placed in your blue recyclables cart.
Yard Trimmings: Grass clippings, leaves, and small branches less, than 6″ in diameter can also go in the green organics cart.
Not Allowed in the Bag…
The following items will NOT be collected as part of your clean up service:
  • Loose materials placed outside the bag (except the items noted under Out of the Bag section).
  • Any single item over 75 pounds.
  • Wood longer than four feet.
  • Automobile parts.
  • Dirt, sod, treated wood, cement, rock, brick, drywall, sinks, windows and other construction and demolition materials.
  • The bag must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • Set out up to three bulky items and properly contained latex paint next to the bag.
  • Move vehicles away from the bag for collection access.
Household hazardous waste (HHW), radioactive materials, unwanted medications and sharps, poisonous or toxic materials are not accepted in any Alameda County Industries collection carts or bins. For a comprehensive list and information on disposal locations, please visit or call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste team at 1-800-606-6606.
Got Extra?
Additional garbage, bulky or e-waste items can be collected for a charge. A special type of collection bin is required for construction, demolition, and landscaping materials. Contact usfor more information.
Reuse, Recycle or Donate First
Before throwing items in the bag, consider reusing, donating or recycling them as an alternative.
Goodwill Industries –
Salvation Army – or 1-800-95-TRUCK – Use the Recycle Where? feature –
Remember to: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot & Donate!