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Press Contact: Matthai Chakko, (510) 981-7008


Berkeley, California (Friday, September 04, 2015) - If you occasionally have extra garbage or plant debris, you can buy special bags from the City that will get collected on your regular garbage days.

Extra bags can be useful for cleaning up after parties, special events or significant landscaping work. Using them avoids a drive to the transfer station. The "prepaid refuse bags" hold up to 25 gallons and the "prepaid plant debris" bags hold up to 30 gallons.

The price of the City of Berkeley zero waste extra bagslabeled bags - $5.73 per refuse bag and $2.30 for the plant debris bag - includes the cost of the additional service. You can put out up to 10 bags on your regularly scheduled pickup day.

Purchase the either of the bags at:

City of Berkeley's Customer Service Center 
1947 Center Street
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

City of Berkeley Transfer Station 
1201 2nd Street
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Prepaid Refuse Bags can also be purchased at Berkeley Public Library branches:

  • Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street
  • Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Avenue
  • North Branch, 1170 The Alameda
  • South Branch, 1901Russell Street
  • West Branch, 1125 University Avenue

Prepaid Plant Debris Bags can also be purchased at the University Avenue ACE Hardware  and any Berkeley Fire Station daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Fire Stations only accept checks (with ID):

  • Station 1, 2442 8th Street
  • Station 2, 2029 Berkeley Way
  • Station 3, 2710 Russell Street
  • Station 4, 1900 Marin Avenue
  • Station 5, 2680 Shattuck Avenue
  • Station 6, 999 Cedar Street
  • Station 7, 3000 Shasta Avenue
  • Fire Administration, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

For more information about Prepaid Refuse and Prepaid Plant Debris bags, call 510-981-7270.



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