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Normally rate increases take effect at the start of a contract, so the rate increase should have occurred in October with the start of ACI’s contract.  However, ACI agreed to delay their rate increase for 3 months so that San Ramon could stay on a January-December rate schedule.  There was no rate increase in October when ACI started service. Rates are adjusted every 12 months.  ACI’s first rate increase will take effect January 1, 2020 and rates can’t go up again until January 1, 2021.

It is important to note that even if the City had not changed providers, the rates would have still gone up significantly.  Keeping the old rates was not an option, even if we had kept Waste Management.  

The following rates will be effective for January 1 through December 31, 2020.


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Standard Single-Family Rate / Residential Curbside

The following rates apply to single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes with individual cart service for garbage who need more than 35 gallons per week of organics service. Residents may recycle compostable organic materials such as food scraps, soiled paper products, plants, yard trimmings, and clean wood in their compost carts. Curbside customers are billed quarterly. Curbside rates are based upon the size of garbage cart requested. Four sizes of residential garbage carts are available:

Garbage Cart Size Monthly Rate Quarterly Rate
20-gallon $33.65 per month $100.95 per quarter
35-gallon $41.56 per month $124.68 per quarter
64-gallon $71.69 per month $215.07 per quarter
96-gallon $114.18 per month $342.54 per quarter

If you can recycle more and "trash" less, you can save money by getting a smaller garbage cart. One free cart exchange per year.

Residential curbside services include weekly recyclables, compostables, and motor oil collection at no additional charge. The standard recycling and compost carts are 64-gallons each. If you regularly overfill your 64-gallon recycling cart, you may trade it in for a 96-gallon cart at no extra charge. An additional compost cart is available at no extra charge. Details on residential rates, including extra services, are provided at the link below:

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Small Green Cart Rates

The following rates apply to single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums with individual garbage  service that subscribe to 35-gallons or less of compost/organics service per week. These rates include either one 20-gallon compost cart or one 35-gallon compost cart at no additional charge.  All homes must have compost/organics service in order to recycle food scraps, soiled paper products (pizza boxes, paper plates, paper towels, paper cups, etc.) clean wood,  plants, and yard trimmings.  In some cases homes may be able to share compost carts. These rates also include up to 96-gallons/week of recyclables collection at no additional charge.

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Apartment and Condominium Rates

The following rates apply to apartment and condominium complexes with shared garbage and recycling services. These customers are billed monthly in arrears. They receive unlimited recyclables and compostables collection services at no additional charge.  Each individual unit will also receive a recycling tote bag and a kitchen food scrap pail.  There is no additional charge for the hauler to move collection bins in and out of the enclosures for service, up to 25 feet in one direction.

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Commercial Garbage Rates

The following rates apply to commercial and industrial businesses and institutions. Commercial customers are billed monthly in arrears. Commercial customers can receive up to one cubic yard per week of recycling service and up to 96 gallons per week of composting service at no additional charge. Higher levels of recycling and composting service are available for half the cost of garbage service. Composting service includes collection and composting of organic materials such as food scraps, yard trimmings, plants, soiled paper products, and clean wood.  There is no additional charge for the hauler to move collection bins in and out of the enclosures for service, up to 25 feet in one direction.

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Commercial Recycling and Composting Rates

The following rates apply to composting services for commercial and industrial businesses and institutions. Each commercial customer can receive up to 96 gallons per week of composting service at no additional charge. The rates for higher levels of recycling and composting service are 50% less than commercial garbage rates and are provided at the link below. Recycling and composting services are provided in carts, bins, and roll-off compactors. Composting service includes collection and composting of organic materials such as food scraps, yard trimmings, plants, soiled paper products, and clean wood.  There is no additional charge for the hauler to move collection bins in and out of the enclosures for service, up to 25 feet in one direction.

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Bin Compactor Rates

The following rates apply to compacting front-loader bins used by either commercial customers or apartments/condominiums. Rates for roll-off compactor bins are listed under Roll-Off Compactor Rates below. The bin compactor rates include unlimited recycling services for apartments and condominiums. Commercial bin compactor customers can receive up to one cubic yard per week of recycling service and up to 96 gallons per week of composting service at no additional charge. Higher levels of recycling and composting service are available to commercial customers for half the cost of garbage service.  There is no additional charge for the hauler to move collection bins in and out of the enclosures for service, up to 25 feet in one direction.

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Roll-off Compactor Rates

The following rates apply to commercial roll-off compactor services provided by ACI for regular garbage. Commercial roll-off compactor customers can receive up to one cubic yard per week of recycling service and up to 96 gallons per week of composting service at no additional charge.  Higher levels of recycling and composting service are available for half the cost of garbage service.  Recycling and composting services are also available in roll-off compactors, see Commercial Recycling & Composting Rates for details.

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Roll-off Box Rates

The following rates apply to open top roll-off boxes (dumpsters, drop-boxes) provided by ACI for regular garbage. These rates do not apply to commercial recyclables (cardboard, wood, yard trimmings, metal, etc.) or construction/demolition waste collected in roll-off boxes by permitted commercial recyclers. The City does not regulate the rates charged by commercial recyclers.

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Rates for On-Call Collection of Large/Bulky Items

The following rates are charged by ACI for on-call collection of large, bulky items such as appliances, electronics, tires, and furniture.   This is in addition to the three Neighborhood Clean-Up Days per year.

>>Click here to download On-Call Bulky Item Collection Rates<<

If you have any questions or comments please contact David Krueger, Environmental Programs Manager at (925) 973-2824 or Dkrueger@sanramon.ca.gov.