Compost, Recycling, Landfill

In the City of Dublin, Amador Valley Industries (AVI) provides weekly collection service for compost, recycling, and landfill. Please direct questions regarding rates, collection schedules, and related issues to Amador Valley Industries at 925-479-9545 or

New Compost and Recycling Law

Effective January 1, 2022, a new California law (SB 1383) requires that compostable materials, including food scraps, food-soiled paper, cardboard, and yard trimmings, be kept out of landfills to prevent the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In Alameda County, the law is implemented under the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance. Residents are required to subscribe to curbside composting and recycling collection service and sort materials into the correct containers.

  • Contact AVI at 925-479-9545 to set up compost or recycling service if you don't already have it.

What Goes Where?

Questions about what goes where? Visit StopWaste's Curbside Guide or AVI's Recycling How-To Guide.


Compostable materials include food scraps, food soiled paper, and plant debris. Contact AVI to request a kitchen pail to collect food scraps while you cook and cleanup.


Recyclable materials include clean paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, and metal and aluminum cans. Small household batteries can be recycled when contained in a clear plastic bag and placed on top of the recycling cart on collection day.


Landfill or garbage materials are items that are not compostable or recyclable, like plastic bags and wrappers, polystyrene foam, waxed drink cartons, plastic utensils and straws, and diapers and pet waste.

Hazardous waste does not belong in any of AVI's collection containers and should be taken to the designated facilities for proper disposal. Visit the Electronic Waste and Hazardous Waste page to learn how to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.


Check out StopWaste's RE:Source guide for nearby reuse, repair, recycling, and safe disposal options.

FREE Large Item Services

Call AVI at 925-479-9545 to schedule free large item service. Dublin residents are entitled to 3 on-call large item pick-ups per year (for condominium and apartments tenants, please contact your property manager as pick-ups may be different). These pick-ups are an ideal way for residents to dispose of any bulky material that cannot fit in the carts.

Large items include such things as tires, refrigerators, computers, monitors, television, stereos, etc. For a complete list of acceptable items and rules which residents must follow, please consult the How-To Guide.

AVI Bulky Pickup