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Garbage Rates

2016 Residential & Commercial Garbage Rates (Effective January 1, 2016)

Container Size
Rates Per Month
20 Gallon Cart
32 Gallon Cart
64 Gallon Cart
96 Gallon Cart

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

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200