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.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

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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Residential trash pickups: Thursday moved to Friday; Friday moved to Saturday

Berkeley, California (Monday, November 22, 2021) - Plan your Thanksgiving to reduce what goes to the landfill, and for those with Thursday or Friday pickups, plan to put out your carts a day later.

Residents with regular Thursday collections should place carts curbside by 7 a.m. on Friday, November 26. Residents with regular Friday pickups should place carts curbside by 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 27.

Collection may occur later in the day than usual. Please report any missed pickups on Monday, November 29 by dialing Customer Service at 510-981-7270.

Use tips to reduce holiday waste

Think through what can be re-used and sort your recyclables and compost. Cutting back on waste at the end of the year not only helps you and Berkeley be more sustainable, it helps stem a national trend toward greater waste during the holidays.

Prevent wasted food by making small shifts in how you plan, store, and eat your food. When we waste food, we are wasting all the energy, water, and resources that went into producing that food and getting it into our kitchens. Learn more at www.stopfoodwaste.org.

Compost the following items in your green cart:

 Avoid sending food to the landfill, where it generates methane and other greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. Compost:

  • Turkey Carcass: All meat bones, fish bones and shellfish shells.
  • Stuffing, Veggies & Pie: All food scraps from food prep or plate scrapings.
  • Coffee Grounds & Filters: Coffee grounds, paper filters, and tea bags.
  • Food-soiled paper products: Paper napkins, towels, plates, cups, tablecloths and other food-soiled paper products should be placed into the compost cart.
  • Wine Corks: If the cork is natural, place it in the compost cart. Plastic or synthetic corks should be placed in the trash.
  • Small Amounts of Fats, Oil & Grease: For small amounts, let it cool, then wipe with a paper towel and place the paper towel in the compost cart.

Large Amounts of Oil or Grease: Take it to an oil and grease drop-off location near you. Use the "re:source" widget on the StopWaste.org homepage to find the nearest drop-off location.

Recycle the following items in your blue cart:

Rinse, wipe or empty various items before recycling

  • Aluminum Pie & Baking Trays: Rinse or wipe your tray clean before recycling.
  • Whipped Cream Containers: Empty aerosol cans and clean plastic tubs.
  • Steel Cans & Aluminum Foil: Ball up your foil before tossing it in the recycling.
  • Plastic Containers: Rinse all plastic containers before placing them in the recycle bin. All clean, dry, rigid plastic containers are accepted.

Help reduce what Berkeley sends to landfills by planning ahead, reusing what you can, and properly sorting your recyclables and compost.


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