Ukiah Waste Solutions

Buy Back Recycling

Beverage containers qualifying for California Redemption Value (CRV) can be redeemed at the State-certified Redemption Center located at the Transfer Station. Checks are issued for redemption material. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Debris Box Services/Clean-up Bins

  • 3 cubic yard cleanup bins available (small household cleanups).
  • 15, 20 and 30 cubic yard roll-off bin available for remodel, construction, landscape tear-out, and large clean ups.
  • Discounts offered for debris boxes containing only 'clean recyclables' such as cardboard, glass and appropriate plastics.
  • Discounts also offered for debris boxes containing segregated recyclables such as wood, green waste, metal, concrete, and asphalt.
Ukiah Waste Solutions Bin Agreement

Roll-Off Bins

To Start Service

  • Residential customers must go to the City of Ukiah office located at 300 Seminary Avenue. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A valid picture I.D. and copy of your title or lease agreement is required. Once service has been started, customers must call Ukiah Waste Solutions at 1-888-718-4888 for service related issues and questions.
  • Commercial customers must call us at 1-888-718-4888 or (707) 234-6400 to initiate service or visit us at 3515 Taylor Drive in Ukiah.

Service Area

Within the incorporated city limits of the City of Ukiah.

Residential Services

Garbage Collection

  • Use gray cart.
  • Weekly. Carts to be placed 3 feet apart at curb or road edge.
  • Choice of 10, 20, 32, 64 or 96 gallon carts.
  • All material must fit inside cart. Lid must close.

Recycling Collection

  • Use blue cart.
  • Weekly (same day as garbage service). Carts to be placed 3 feet apart at curb or road edge.
  • 96 gallon cart provided. All recyclables in same cart.
  • Recyclables include newspaper, household paper, magazines, cardboard, food and beverage glass, metal cans, plastic food and beverage containers.
  • All material must fit inside cart. Lid must close.
Recycling Guide - Ukiah

Mixed Organic Waste Collection

  • Use green cart.
  • Weekly (same day as garbage service). Carts to be placed 3 feet apart at curb or road edge.
  • 96 gallon cart provided.
  • Mixed Organic Waste includes lawn clippings, leaves, plant material, branches under 4" in diameter, small unpainted wood pieces, food scraps, soiled paper, pizza boxes.
  • No plastic of any kind, No liquids, No glass, No Hazardous Waste.
  • No biodegradable bags
  • All material must fit inside container.
Mixed Organic Waste Guide

Commercial and Multifamily Services

Garbage Collection

  • 2 to 6 cubic yard bins.
  • Serviced weekly or multiple times each week.

Recycling Collection

  • 2 to 6 cubic yard blue bins or 96 gallon carts (carts require Company approval).
  • All recyclables in same blue bin or cart.
  • Recyclables include newspaper, packaging paper, stationary, catalogs, magazines, cardboard, metal containers, food or beverage glass, plastic containers (no plastic wrap).
Recycling Guide - Commercial

Mandatory Recycling for Businesses and Apartments

State recycling regulations require that all businesses generating at least four (4) cubic yards of garbage per week and all multi-family complexes with at least 5 units MUST recycle. This new requirement became effective July 1, 2012.

CalRecycle estimates that 75% percent of landfill waste is generated by the commercial sector, including businesses, schools and apartment complexes. Promoting commercial recycling helps keep recyclable materials out of landfills. This conserves resources, extends the life of landfills and reduces the potential generation of greenhouse gases.

For more information about how these new regulations may apply to you and to learn more about local recycling opportunities call us at (707) 234-6400. To learn more about commercial recycling, click here.

Waste Assessments

We can visit your business to assess your waste stream and determine whether more material can be recycled. We can help you design employee training to maximize recycling. More recycling may result in a reduction in your garbage bill. Call us to schedule an on-site visit.


  • Residential customers are billed by the City of Ukiah.
  • Commercial and multifamily customers are billed directly by Ukiah Waste Solutions each month. Bills are due and payable within 45 days from date of invoice. Commercial customers may pay by check, cash or credit card. Online billing is now available in the payments section.

Holiday Schedule

In Ukiah, no collections are made on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

Community Education and Outreach

  • We are available to make presentations to civic organizations and groups that would like to know more about leading-edge solutions in managing solid waste and maximizing diversion from landfilling.
  • We are available for classroom presentations in schools. Our children hold the key to maintaining and developing sustainable waste solutions of the future.
  • Give us a call to schedule a presentation.

Walk-In service

Customers may choose to have route collectors walk-in their driveway or backyard instead of rolling carts to the curb or roadway edge. A fee for this service is charged. Call to make arrangements.

Hazardous and Universal Waste

Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste is strictly prohibited in all garbage carts, recycle carts, green waste carts or debris boxes. This includes all paints, thinners, pesticides, motor oil, fluorescent tubes and electronics such as televisions, monitors, and VCRs.

Contact the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority at (707) 468-9704 or visit them at for information on locations and schedules for Hazardous Waste disposal.

Drop-Off Recycling

Residents and businesses in Ukiah can deliver large volumes of recyclables or large item recyclable materials to the Solid Waste Systems Transfer Station at 3151 Taylor Drive, Ukiah. The Transfer Station accepts green waste, wood, appliances and tires for a fee. Other recyclables such as metal, oil, oil filters, household electronics (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers, etc.) automobile and household batteries are accepted free of charge. Common recyclables such as paper, magazines, cardboard and glass or plastic food and beverage containers are also accepted free of charge. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Transfer Station can be reached by calling (707) 234-6410.

Office Hours

Call Center at 1-888-718-4888 is open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Office at 3515 Taylor Drive in Ukiah is also open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Call us at 1-888-718-4888 or (707) 234-6400, fax us at (707) 234-6404 or visit us at 3515 Taylor Drive, Ukiah, California 95482.

You can also Contact us via email.