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Garbage Rates

 

  • 2014 Residential & Commercial Garbage Rates (effective January 1, 2014)

Container Size

Rates Per Month

20 Gallon Cart

$12.16

32 Gallon Cart

$19.47

64 Gallon Cart

$38.94

96 Gallon Cart

$58.41

Foster City's Garbage Rates are among the lowest in the County.  Click on the 2012 Rate Survey for more details.

What's included in your rates?

  • Weekly curbside collection of Trash
  • Weekly curbside collection of Recyclables
  • Weekly curbside collection of Organics (food and yard waste)
  • Weekly curbside collection of Cell-phones and batteries
  • Weekly curbside collection of used oil filters and used oil (1 gallon) 
  • Bi-monthly street sweeping services
  • Unlimited door-to-door collection (by appointment) of Household hazardous wastes (including Automotive Products (motor
    oil, anti-freeze), Batteries (home & car), Latex and oil-based paints, varnishes and stains; Paint thinners and degreasers; Pool and spa chemicals; Household cleaners and cleaning supplies; Aerosol spray cans (non-empty); Furniture and metal polishes; Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and garden chemicals; Photographic chemicals; Art and hobby supplies; Fuels and propane tanks from barbecues; Mercury Containing Items (fluorescent light bulbs, old thermometers, etc.); Consumer electronics, TV's, computers, laptops, & cell phones)
  • Opportunity to participate in Community Shred events, Compost events & E-scrap events (offered throughout the year)
  • "On Call" bulky waste collection for residential customers (2 times per year)
  • Christmas tree recycling collection
  • Energy efficient, cleaner emission garbage & recycling collection trucks
  • Landfill fees for disposal of garbage & costs associated with handling recyclable & organic materials

To assist residents in understanding what their garbage rates include, RethinkWaste has updated its website to include rate information.  The pages include a general introduction to rates, frequently asked questions, and an editorial from The Daily Journal on garbage rates. To learn more, go to Rethinkwaste.org

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