Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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ZERO WASTE COLLECTION FOR THANKSGIVING

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, November 22, 2016) - There will be minor changes to refuse collection for those with pickups scheduled on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, or the days following those holidays.

Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Day residential pickups will be moved to Friday, November 25th. Residences with regularly scheduled Friday service should continue to place carts curbside by 7am on Friday.

Businesses should place bins curbside on their regular service day.

Please note that collection may occur later in the day than usual; in some cases, collection could be delayed until the following service day. Please report any missed pickups on Monday, November 28th by dialing 311 (or 510-981-7270).

Christmas: There will be no commercial refuse service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th. Businesses with scheduled Sunday pickups will have collection service on Monday, December 26th. 

New Year's: There will be no commercial refuse service on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1st. Businesses with scheduled Sunday pickups will have collection service on Monday, January 2nd.

Holiday Tree Collection: Holiday trees should be cut to fit into your compost cart with the lid closed, or cut into sections no longer than 5 feet and left at the curb on your normal collection day from December 26th through January 29th.

Before placing your tree curbside for collection:

  • Please remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, plastic bags and plastic tree stands.
  • We will collect flocked trees, but flocked trees are not compostable so please avoid flocking if possible. 

Holiday Tree Drop-off: You may drop your holiday tree off at the City's Transfer Station at no charge during the month of January. The Transfer Station is located at 1201 2nd St. (off Gilman), and is open Monday - Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Businesses and residents who normally do not have compost collection may call 311 (or 510-981-7270) to schedule curbside tree pick-up.

Starting February 1st, you may cut up your tree to fit in your plant debris cart, or you may dispose of it at the Transfer Station for the minimum compost fee of $23. Flocked trees will be charged the minimum trash fee of $29.

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