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Foster City Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Foster City trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Foster City is in California with San Mateo to the west, Belmont and San Carlos to the south.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Foster City Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.fostercity.org/publicworks/page/collection-services-residential

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Recology collection services will continue uninterrupted on all observed holidays EXCEPT for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Foster City Trash Collection Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-mateo-county/bulky-items/ for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • 12 garbage bags (32-gallon size) of garbage, recyclables, or compost (loose items must be bagged, boxed, or bundled). This is equivalent to 2 cubic yards (3ft x 3ft x 6ft) of materials and must be under 60 lbs.
  • 1 large appliance (washing machine, clothes dryer, household refrigerator)
  • 1 bulky item (mattress and box spring, furniture, 4 tires without rims)
  • 1 e-waste item (computer monitor, microwave, television)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Liquids
  • Sludge
  • Dirt
  • Rock
  • Hot ashes
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Hazardous waste
  • Infectious waste
  • Construction debris (new material)
  • Demolition debris (old material)
  • Materials exceeding five feet in length
  • Items weighing more than 200 pounds (may require an extra fee for service and cannot be guaranteed)
  • Treated wood – any wood that has been pressure treated with a chemical preservative to protect the wood against attacks from insects, microorganisms, or fungi. It is typically used in outdoor applications such as fences, decks, stairways, etc. Read more on the disposal of Treated Wood Waste.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Foster City and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-mateo-county/what-goes-where-residential/

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Foster City?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-mateo-county/bulky-items/

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-mateo-county/collection-calendar/#

What time does trash collection start?

Pick up times may vary from week to week depending on drivers, traffic, or route changes. Some customers in commercial areas are serviced at night, therefore it’s important to put your garbage and recycling out the night before to prevent missed pickups.

How can I contact the Foster City Public Works Department?

For more information about the Residential Services program, or to report any collection issues, please contact Recology San Mateo County at (650) 595-3900.

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Foster City trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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